Unique Designs: Gold-chrome Cabinet and Console by Lanzavecchia + Wai

The unique designs of the gold-chrome pieces make reference to the laminates used by the Italian group Alchimia in the late 1970’s. Design duo Lanzavecchia + Wai created “Fools Gold”, a furniture collection consisting of a tall cabinet and a console. The pieces of furniture are constructed out of corrugated steel sheets that are then covered with gold-chrome car wrap. The designers appropriated this laminating technique from Alchimia, which was what gave the postmodernist pieces their unique and recognizable visual effect.

unique designsThe wrapping material was chosen on purpose in order to increase the perceived value of the pieces while revealing at the same time its actual humble materiality. The corrugated property not only gives the metal sheet its structural strength but also maximizes the surface area for the car wrap application, therefore adding even more value to the regular steel layer.

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The “Fool’s Gold” collection was first presented during “The Alchemists” exhibition at La Triennale di Milano during Milan Design Week, in 2015. The show that documented the results of a lecture and workshop series held at Singapore’s National Design Center.

unique designsThe “Fools” gold’ furniture collection is composed of a tall cabinet and console.

unique designsLanzavecchia + Wai fools gold referencing the 1970’s Italian group Alchimia laminating processes, the pieces were covered in gold-chrome car wrap.

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Lanzavecchia + Wai fools gold- the wrapped material is a galvanized corrugated steel.

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unique designsThe gold-chrome wrap adds to the perceptive value of the furniture

Lanzavecchia + Wai fools gold the corrugated shape of the metal sheet gives it structural strength and maximizes the covering surface

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