Heat has always been associated to comfort. It is a necessary element to appreciate the "indoors" notion, and to make your house your home. create a cosy feeling in your home. Last century’s technical progresses have greatly participated in improving our interior (heating equipment, kitchen, hygiene... More
Heat has always been associated to comfort. It is a necessary element to appreciate the "indoors" notion, and to make your house your home. create a cosy feeling in your home. Last century’s technical progresses have greatly participated in improving our interior (heating equipment, kitchen, hygiene,...) but sometimes without taking into account the simplicity of past solutions. Tapestry used during the middle ages as thermal isolation as well as for decorative / representational purposes, is still today a meaningfull object that symbolizes warmth and carry an intact emotional charge in our contemporary world.
‘Frondesco’, from the latin ‘to cover with leafs’, is a suspended textile object which can be either opened or folded. It's a vertical wall-scaled panel, used to cover the inner side of the house.
It is an object that lives thanks to its presence.
Its highly evocative power brings warmth and reassurance. It delimitates an intimate territory, isolates from noise, and restructures the inner space in which we live.
It participates to comfort in the most primal manner. We do not speak of ‘comfort’ as an accumulation of new equipment, but as an affective bond with the place in which you live.
Frondesco is a wooven fabric containing several wefts : the core weft made of thin braided cotton straps in a grid pattern, and two visible layers (face & front) in folded and braided thick flanelette in a herringbone pattern. Cotton is a fabric that has excellent thermal qualities, is inexpensive, very soft, and directly connected to the body. This genuine fabric has always dressed us.
Tapestry confection is based on handcraft braiding/folding and valorises handmade work. In a closed position, it reveals 3 faded tones of white. Claiming the simplicity of flat models of the medieval time, this one large piece of tapestry is assembled in three dimensions becoming a minimal space, two walls and a ceiling.
The mirror polished copper structure represents an elementary drawing, similar to a framework. Its finish makes it a singular ornament, a pin, contrasting with the sobriety of the braiding.