Taking inspiration from the likes of Paul Signac and Georges Seurat, Alpi introduces a bold touch of pointillism to its new veneer collections.
Wood specialist Alpi has debuted two new veneers based on its inaugural collaboration with Atelier Mendini. Created in 1991, the original pattern features a polychrome motif evoking pointillist artworks by the likes of Paul Signac and Georges Seurat. Now part of the ALPIlignum collection, Pointillisme COL (a colourful solar-inspired veneer) is joined by Pointillisme B/N, a new “lunar” iteration in varying greys.
For the relaunch exhibition, at Alpi’s Milan showroom, both products were displayed on a trio of monolithic cabinets conceived for the occasion by Alessandro Mendini. Inspired by “Without Colors,” a short story by Italian writer Italo Calvino, two of the models are named Qfwfq and Ayl, after characters who witness the introduction of colour to a dull universe. The third one, called Luna & Sole, features both the lunar and the solar patterns in a mash-up that highlights their contrasting natures.
Designed by Atelier Mendini with Alex Mocika, the non-printed surfaces are made from real composite wood and sold standard in 2500-by-620-millimetre sheets.