ACID STAINED CONCRETE CARPET
This project was commissioned by Smart car who asked Tristan Cochrane and Paula Benvegnu to answer visually a question set by photographer Todd Selby.
Todd asked "how will the home of the future provide sanctuary?"
and we answered:
We see a world moving ever more towards a high standard of functionality, perfection, cleanliness, hi technology and convenience. Our home will be our private haven where we can build our own versions of ‘perfection’, by building with what might currently be seen as the ‘imperfections’. We will take sanctuary and delight in the less functional, tarnished and irrational and we will personalise our homes with our own individual perceptions of beauty.
We chose to work in concrete as it is the building block and fundamental icon of all large cities around the world. Each tile was separately stained with acid and we built a tiled carpet with entirely unique characteristics. The acid staining process is an excellent medium to express the deterioration, tarnishing, oxidization, destruction and the natural processes we are fighting so hard to eradicate from our modern daily lives. But in our vision of the future when everything is required to be ‘perfect’, only in our home will these ‘stains’ be viewed as a rare and pleasant beauty.
The home will be the last sanctuary of imperfections.
full answer and pictures:
February 17, 2012
February 20, 2012
abstract, acid, carpet, city, concrete, dark, future, light, tiles, chiaroscuro technique, chiar