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Federica Elmo’s ONDAMARMO series includes 6 objects: one big dining table, two small tables, three shelves and a tray designed as an evolution of the shapes of the Onda metal tables from 2017. Onda is an exploration on industrial finishes applied to expressive forms inspired by water and sea life producing a visual clash. Bringing the same approach of Onda to a higher level with marble enhancing a strong almost liquid plasticity. These rounded and smooth shapes are combined with the finishing study that the designer is conducting on surface transformation and image transfer on organic materials. For ONDAMARMO, Federica Elmo developed, together with industry specialists, a 3D ink jet printing with liquid paint, a completely new processing. The challenge is to hybridize the surface of the marble by working on transferring images that play with the ambiguity between fiction and reality. The artifice is emphasized by the strong colorful graphics to generate a new surface in combination with the natural marble. The designer’s aim is to investigate on textures and color reflections also as a ploy to elevate second-choice marble slabs into something unique and precious.
DIMENSIONS: W 21.5 x D 8 x H 18" / 54.5 X 20 X H 45 cmMATERIAL: White Carrara marble / Green-Brown OnyxFINISHING: Matte Polished + 3D Inkjet varnish LEAD TIME: 14-16 Weeks