Italian company Matteo Brioni has furthered its exploration of raw earth surfaces, recently launching Arazzi, a modular boiserie system. Designed by architect Marialaura Rossiello Irvine, Matteo Brioni’s art director, Arazzi combines the warmth and tactile appeal of a handcrafted surface with the benefits of an industrial product. Comprising three-dimensional wooden frames hand-coated in natural clay, the collection’s panels are hung like works of art, and can be used to create feature walls, to help define spaces in open-concept projects, or even to create a head-board, as pictured.
The inaugural offering in the brand’s new Al Cubo production line, Arazzi’s modules are offered in 22 different shapes, nine standard textures and 14 colours, though custom shades (such as the greenish blue–grey shown) and bespoke textures are also available. The sculptural installations come with performance benefits as well: The clay material adds both acoustic and thermal insulation to interior spaces.