MATERIAL ALCHEMY | W230 studio

"The value of an object is determined by its connection with the material, the process adopted to produce it and its concept." - Simone Leonelli.

Manufacturing workflow has long been stuck in the old production ways of the past centuries. Nowadays, technology pushes what is possible in design in unlimited ways. And the enormous changes in technology bring new opportunities to craftspeople. If there is a new way to conceptualize or to manufacture a product we want to use it.

Following these statements, Simone Leonelli creates with Sandhelden the Infinito sculpture made in solid quartz sand, representing the infinity sign, a legendary symbol of eternity with a bold look and serene power. It belongs to a limited edition of 5 artwork pieces.

VISI is a customizable sculpture that is designed to be valuable, attractive and collectible as a piece of contemporary art. Just as each face is different, so are the w230’s sculptures.

With a view of combining cutting-edge technologies and classical reminiscences, VISI sculptures put the person at the center of the project. The use of additive manufacturing allows producing one-off pieces without having an impact on the final cost and quality.

Material: Quartz sand (SH – F03)

Post Process: Infiltration & (partially) Dyed

Product details :

Infinito - 443 x 181 x 639 mm | 14.5 kg

Visi - 123 x 175 x 160 cm | 1.5 kg

Ocean Nymphaea - 226 x 100 x 226 mm | 2 kg

Ocean Tulip - 180 x 238 x 180 mm | 2.8 kg

Sidney (Australia), 2019

SIMONE LEONELLI

W230 studio explores the relationship between design and technology, crossing over a range of media, materials, and knowledge.

W230 studio works primarily in the field of design and combines computational design approaches and cutting-edge manufacturing processes. Particularly, it works to explore the harmony between digital and physical entities by creating a hybrid relationship between technology and design.

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