Mixing and transforming surface relationships and altering perceptions and expectations are just some of the many marvellous qualities of FUGA. The result is the creation of a flooring that is neither tile, nor entirely distinct from it.
Born from Studio Irvine, or otherwise known as Marialaura Rossiello’s artistic direction and the surface of Matteo Brioni, FUGA fuses rigidity with fluidity in the most magical of ways. This innovative design combines natural copper inserts and continuous raw earth, melding the two to form both illusion and art.
The copper insters may be used to shape and design an entirely homogenous floor, or placed carefully in an irregular, non-conformative way to highlight their shape and beauty and to play with the mind. The material contrast and simplicity of shape evokes images of bygone times, whilst the unusual layouts achieved have an effect that is decidedly modern.
For a little context behind the name, this is what Studio Irvine highlights.:
1 In Italian, FUGA means escape (verb – fuggire), but also meaning the gap/space that presents between pavements.
2 Translated from original language, “la FUGA fugge (fuggire)” literally means the “escape” escapes.
A new post by Hanna Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, May 2021.