SLALOM – Alcova 2023
Of the Origin
design by Isabella Del Grandi
In the fast-changing contemporaneity, the necessity of investigation and research on the origin of our sources – from data to material – becomes crucial.
OF THE ORIGIN is a site-specific installation with the intention of generating a suggestive experience through a forest of archetypical sculptures, entirely realized with the company’s sound-absorbing and hand-made panels.
These structures inhabit the space and express their lightness and delicateness in height, with the tension between the single elements in conversation with each other. Every shape can be touched and turned by the visitors, generating a soft interaction between the object and the public.
The materials implied are only “circular materials”, originally coming from sustainable, traceable and regenerated sources where the protagonist is felt, one of the most ancient non-woven fabrics. The installation is an ode to the origin of all materials, an invitation to dive into their stories.
The inner part of the primary shapes is composed of a 75% recycled plastic soul, while the external covering comes in three different skins. A PET recycled plastic-based fabric, a PET felt made of regenerated plastic bottles, collected within an 80km area surrounding Milano, and a 100% natural wool felt coming from certified Italian farms.
OF THE ORIGIN is a project by Slalom, curated and designed by Isabella Del Grandi.
ECOfelt & PETfelt
ECOfelt, a felt entirely produced in Italy using natural and 100% recyclable raw materials through a transparent and responsible production process. It comes from natural wool from a selected supply chain and meticulous attention to the environment, animals and humans. With a multifaceted range of colours, ECOfelt is a timeless material.
PETfelt, on the other hand, is a felt that comes from recycled and recyclable raw materials, it is in fact composed of 96% recycled plastics and is 100% recyclable. Slalom develops this material in Italy starting from the recycling of plastic bottles, through a selection and production process attentive to ethics and sustainability, in synergy with a supply chain rooted in the territory. A unique and responsible product that you cannot give up.
ECO&PETfelt can be architecturally defined as materials, they are thin coatings that can become the finish of a space, the skin of the space we live in.
PETcolor & PETfabric
PETcolor, a sustainable fabric from recycled plastic bottles. Defined by a structured texture to the touch and a pleasantly dynamic aesthetic, it is a lively and vibrant material that lends itself to different applications, also thanks to an overwhelming and current range of colours. An easy fabric to love!
PETfabric is a fabric that comes from the interweaving of recycled plastic fiber through a palette of elegant and gentle colors: a melange of timeless colors that constitutes the DNA of a material with a sustainable and responsible character, suitable for multiple uses and applications.
Tailor Made is a sound-absorbing technology at the project’s service. There is no limit to any idea: every shape, every size, every application is possible.
Thinking custom allows you to precisely coat every surface, to create ceiling panels which adapt themselves and form on pre-existing structures to create special and proportioned dividers for every need.