RT @freshmoco Tord Boontje's Digital Memories at Bisazza: tiny tile mosaics make up pixelated fleeting memories. Dark Waters trumps Summer Trees - surprise!
Sabine has just finished chatting with Tord Boontje in Milan (that's her tweet above). Boontje's tiny tile mosaics, as seen in the Dark Waters coffee table above for Bisazza, "make up pixelated fleeting memories". Three new pieces of furniture including Dark Waters were designed by Tord Boontje for Bisazza Home. The other two are Night Vision and Summer Trees, see both after the jump.
Boontje with Night Vision commode
For this debut collaboration, each piece expresses a romantic and poetic style, inspired by the shapes and colours of nature, which has become Tord Boontje's unique trademark.
"When I look at mosaic patterns, I am immediately reminded of a pixelated image, a digital image. We use digital images from cameras and video to capture moments of life, these become our memories. The collection of mosaic for Bisazza is based on the idea to use images that trigger memories when you look at them. A pattern of sunlight filtering through the leaves of trees can remind you of a nice summer day, a picnic in the park or daydreaming in the back of a car and watching the landscape going by.
These patterns become personalised memories for each viewer, we all share these memories.
I applied some of these patterns, Summer Trees, Dark Waters and Night Vision, to a coffee table and a commode in two sizes. The pieces have a large surface area for the mosaic to work optimally and an innovative sliding mechanism that opens the intricate volume inside." - Tord Boontje
Summer Trees commode