The experimentation and the development of metal working techniques that Gianluca Pacchioni has chosen to use with brass and bronze, create a collection made up of three monumental and sculptural panels, each with a double soul. One side is, in fact, composed of bas-reliefs telling of exotic plants and tropical worlds, while the other one is a demonstration of Pacchioni’s ability to fade out the surfaces, thanks to the different metallic coatings, obtained by the designer by using innovative procedures, different layers of intervention and a daily research in his atelier which has been going on for the past thirty years.
The new tropical creations are accompanied by the enlargement of the "Cremino" family, small table-sculpture made of red Persian travertine partially covered with fluid
brass. Introduced in 2016, today it is embellished in its finishes and variations thanks to the arrival of the coffe table, the console and the mini cremino. The work of Gianluca Pacchioni can, in all respects, be defined as a celebration of imperfection. Not surprisingly, in all his later works one can notices his constant quest and exaltation of scars, pores, compared to the raw cut and unit. Always trying to capture those that for others are the faults of the material, giving them value and beauty.
To tell about the last thirty years of research on metal and coatings, this year will be supported by some recent historical pieces. As for example, the "Pupil", bestseller
of the designer, and the "Koicea", pieces so different from one another, but both representative of two successive stages of the work of the designer in his perpetual metal
processing research. If the "Koicea" is the culmination of his work on stainless steel, Pupil represents the cold and lucid synthesis of matter control.