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OFELIA
Photo holder designed by Superstudio

Ofelia is a a photo holder by Superstudio began with the idea of using scraps from the processing of marble. An operation of bricolage, rather than creation, as the Florence-based group stated at the time. Careful milling of the irregular marble pieces makes them become the precious support for two sheets of methacrylate to use as photo frame. “Ofelia, Spera and Vanitas” series, ahead of their time, represent a project of transformation capable of granting a new, refined aesthetic to industrial scrap.

 

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year
1968

typology
small mirrors and photo holders

dimension
[O] 13 x 10 x 28[h] cm

materials and colours
plexiglas and marble

colours
[O] pink plexiglas and “rosso francia” [red] marble

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2016 International Salone del Mobile, Milan Superstudio 50, MAXXI, Rome 2017 Superstudio – Mobili 1966-2016, Ungers Archiv für Architekturwissenschaft Köln