ANC is a collection of stools and lamps that reflect on the role of the designer and the machine in time of global automization.
The objects in the collection celebrate the inner aesthetic, and beauty, of the trace of the machine, that act primarily out of functionality rather than decoration.

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ANC


ANC is a collection of stools and lamps that reflect on the role of the designer and the machine in time of global automization.
The name pays homage to the Arts and Crafts movement, one of the last International decorative current which flourished during the late 19th century and advocated by William Morris and John Ruskin. Strongly anti-industrial, the movement was promoting a return to the traditional and medieval man-made crafts and art forms. Engraved hand-carved wooden furnitures and interiors, where a raw material was decorated through engraving rather than painting, are popular artifacts from that period.

The objects in the collection celebrate the inner aesthetic, and beauty, of the trace of the machine, that act primarily out of functionality rather than decoration.
The objects, presented here as machine-made sculptures, are produced through a heavy CNC milling on a flat board of aluminum, a technique usually used in aerospace to ensure optimal resistance and lightness.
A special CNC milling technique, usually known as V-folding, is used to mill creases along the surface, that allow to fold a thicker part otherwise un-foldable. This special folding technique permits to obtain a precise angle on the crease, making the fold more resistant and structural.

Each object is therefore produced from a thicker flat board of aluminum, milled and then fold in order to obtain different tridimensional configurations. The CNC and V-folding techniques allow to create on the source materials different features to smoothly integrate external components, like the OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) used in the lamp, innovative and efficient light emitting panels, ultra-thin and flexible.

Photography by Julian Deceroi
Images by Panter&Tourron

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