Series of side-tables inspired by the Armillaria Borealis, species of fungi typical of cold climates. The removable bases in transparent solid acrylic are matched to circular tops of three sizes in translucent scratch-resistant acrylic. The structures are mounted without needing any extraneous element thanks to an interlocking system with minimum tolerances. Contrary to what happened in the past, the acrylics used in these articles are recyclable thanks to a chemical process which allows the production of new objects. Fungus Borealis intends to be a tribute to Shiro Kuramata (1934-1991) and his works in solid acrylic.
Presented on the occasion of last Milan Design Week, Fungus Borealis was photographed by Samantha Acciuffi in daytime urban contexts that extol the transparency of acrylic materials. The images recall the suspended atmospheres of Edward Hopper’s paintings with their characteristic oblique light cuts and clean diagonal shadows.