MASK by GamFratesi

Milan, 2017

For the annual Salone del Mobile in Milan Danish-Italian design duo GamFratesi created the whimsical, expressive installation MASK.

'We wanted to constrain ourselves using a single element, completely made of textile. The repetition will create a playful installation that highlights colour. Textile is the ‘mask’ of a piece of furniture, it changes its personality or make it act in an unexpected way. We play with the iconic shape and expression of the ancient mask. As an ancient human practice from different cultures, masks are not only used in ceremonies, but hold different meanings for protection and ritual as well as being used as ornamentation and for performance. Our aim was to emphasize the celebration of textile through this antique tradition', GamFratesi.