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Storywall Tile By Mancuso & Serra

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Do you like history? How about ancient history that is inspiring interior design furnishings? Italian architect Emilia Serra and designer Andrea Mancuso have produced an intriguing art installation called ‘Storywall’ for their collaborative Analogia Project. The piece they have presented is white tile set that are fit for most houses, except that there are curious marks on the walls.

Storywall Tile: From History To Design


Incredible Historic Storywall Tile

Storywall is a rather curious project. Being perfectly normal when it comes to the overall impression, this art installation has peculiar marks on the walls. These marks are actually surfaces that are delicately reproduced archaeological fragments and ruins from various museums in Italy: Museo del Castello Sforzesco di Milano, Museo Civico Archeologico di Milano, and from Musei Capitolini di Roma.

It is interesting to note that the prints actually come from various eras. They sort of emerge on the white ceramic surface like haunting ghost faces. The making of Storywall tile is interesting. The virtual digital models of the artifacts were acquired with a modern technology and their prototypes have been used as ceramic molds. This project explores the unique relationship between design, archeology and crafts. Allesio Sarri who is adept in ceramic craftsmanship has also been helping with the Storywall art installation.

The Analogia Project is an experimental collaboration of architect Emilia Serra and desiner Andrea Mancuso, that is:

an art project that explores the materialization of the imaginary. Sketching pieces of furniture with wool, they create undefined spaces, inaccessible rooms and unusable object. Their work trace a fine line between abstract thought and concrete reality.

The Storywall tile project was made specifically for Fuorisalone that is a furniture and design exhibition in Milan, which was held in April 2013.

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