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DRAWING THE SUN,
DESIGNING THE SUN




At the beginning of 2019, Tellurico was invited by Parasite 2.0 to participate in the exhibition ‘’The Librarian Room’’  commissioned by Corraini Edizioni.
The idea was to give to each designer invited to the exhibition a Book around which they have to develop a dedicated object. The book assigned to Tellurico was ''Drawing the Sun'' by Bruno Munari.

‘’Drawing the Sun’’ is a book by Bruno Munari, published by Corraini Editore in 1980. It is one of a series of five children’s books written by Munari investigating the different perception of the surrounding environment, the result of a series of workshops that the author has given in the late seventies. The idea behind this book is to stimulate the perception of a child by asking him/her to draw what he/she sees, meanwhile giving them information about the subject, in this case, the Sun.
Munari thought that through this method the children can develop the innate creativity that any human has in himself. He saw the sun as one the biggest form of inspiration for its multiple possibilities and the various scenarios it can creates.

Getting inspired by this approach Tellurico decided to literally translate the message of ‘’Drawing the sun’’ in ‘’Designing the Sun’’ by realising a foldable solar panel charger, which respects the proportion of a regular book. The Object becomes a statement about the sun, raising awareness on one of the many functions that Sun can have in our daily life.



  • Materials; Solar Panel and Composite
  • Years; 2019
  • Typology; Solar Panel Charger
  • Realised for the Librarian Room Exhibition
  • Curated by Parasite 2.0 & Studio La Cube
  • Commissioned by Corraini Edizioni
  • Photo courtesy Alec Iatan























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INSTALLATION / CORRAINI / BRUNO MUNARI / TELLURICO / SOLAR CHARGER 
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STOOLS


““I bought a new tool, I must try it”

Series of Stools designed and produced by Tellurico Design Studio for the ‘’Spring Opening Exhibitions’’ at Palau De Casavells (Side Gallery) in the Catalan Countryside. Carved out from solid Maple Wood. 

On request; in different colours, woods and shape.

For more info please contact; 
info@tellurico.com  
info@casavells.com


  • Materials; Mapple Wood and Natural Oil finishing
  • Years; 2019 
  • Commisioned ; Casavells  - Side Gallery 






















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STOOL / WOOD / CARVED
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t’KAT


“The biggest living room in the Netherlands”

Frank Van Klingeren 



The ‘t Karregat, architect Frank Van Klingeren multifunctional neighborhood center was undoubtedly one of the most controversial Dutch building of the seventies in the Netherlands. It was at first applauded but later on very much criticised.  Now all but forgotten, the T-Karregat was built with the aim of creating and improving the relationships within the community.  It relates to the ideals of a new, socialist and open society where common services are shared and there are no borders between social entities. It was thought as a multifunctional edifice where people can be together and share experiences and spend their time.

On a functional level ‘’T’Karregat’’ was thought and designed as a community building. A place where people can go, stay and enjoy time together, where they can share their experiences, receive social service and spend part of their day. On a structural level, instead, the building was built around only one element, the Pillar, which was not only a structure but a pattern repeating itself creating different spaces. Frank Van Klingeren thought the pillar as an element around which to gather and unify different realities. A catalyser of energies.

t’K-at is born through the same thought process. A central object with different shelves on different levels, where the only way to have an idea of the totality of the object is to walk around it. With no front or back, diverse in all its sides as the pillar used to be. Together with this concept Tellurico imposed himself a limitation in terms of materials and ways of building the object. t’K-at is built as a building, with an inner backbone structure filled with insulation material and then coated with a Jesmonite finishing.


t’K-AT is a functional sculpture especially realised for the exhibtion    ‘‘The Biggest Living room in the Netherlands’’. All the materials were recovered from construction sites around the city of Eindhoven.

























- FUNCTIONAL  SCULPTURE -







t’K-AT is a functional sculpture inspired to the pillar of t’Karregat social centre built in the 70’s in Eindhoven by the architect F. van Klingeren. This pillar was thought as a central element as a walk around object, with no direction. At the same time is thought t’K-AT, an object with no front or back, multidirectional shelves which perform different functions on the different sides.














- THE BIGGEST LIVING ROOM OF THE NETHERLANDS -

T’KARREGAT - EINDHOVEN







- T’KAT AT CASAVELLS, SPRING-SUMMER EXHIBITION 2019 

PALAU DE CASAVELLS - EMPORDA’



FUCTIONAL SCULPTURE / EXHIBITION / DESIGN
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TELLURIDE


“If I was to establish a system, it would be, that Mountains are produced by Volcanoes, and not Volcanoes by Mountains.”

Sir William Hamilton


Observations on Mount Vesuvius, Mount Etna, and other Volcanoes (1774)



The relationship between craft and the environment is one with never ending ramifications. What binds the objects of one place to the characteristic of the place itself intertwines the historical, geological and social aspects of humanity as well as the uniqueness and simplicity of every-day life. The field of investigation is always expanding, as endless and unique as there are ways of life.
The lands and corners of cities we live in shape us. Their geography, customs and vices become our own. We try to imprint ourselves as well upon the land, and we succeed, from time to time. Pozzuoli is a small village on the outskirts of Naples, with one of the highest population density on top of an active caldera in the world. 150.000 people on top of 24 active craters, Pozzuoli is a tailpipe for the land it was built on. Older than the foundation of Rome, it is a place where history is difficult to avoid. You can see the layers of cities before, civilisations lost to the power in nature.
The investigation of alternative solutions through the study of folklore and natural events is one of the key elements of Tellurico’s practice. This project, ‘’Telluride’’, presents the first results of a specific material research that looks into the possibilities of using volcanic rocks as a combined element with porcelain clay and high-firing glazing.
During the firing, the lava melts breaking the porcelain structure and creating an organic and unexpected texture. The two structures components bond together and the material result is solid and with a high resistance to impacts.
The Lava was gathered on the hills of the Phlegrean Fields, in the North of Naples. South Italy. “Telluride” is an on-going project, that continues with the creation of a full range of design objects of different size and function.




















Solfatare, Campi Flegrei  2017







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In the first part of the material research, it is been analysed the possibility to use lava stones as a component in the porcelain mixture.


- RAW-Material - Lava rocks sample collected on the volcanic hills of Campi Flegrei, Campania, South of Italy. The Campi Flegrei have more than twenty-four active volcanos.
The soils and the rocks of this hills, even if geographically very close to each other, have deeply different chemical composition.










Exhibition Galleria Salvatore Lanteri, Milano 2018


Studying the chemical composition of the two materials (porcelain and lava) I noticed that they partially share a similar chemical composition. Through this observation, I arrived at the idea to treat the Lava as a ceramic material. During the firing, the two structure bond together and the final results is a stronger new material. This pictures shows the first working results of almost one-year experimentation.






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In the second part of the material research, I analysed the possibility to use lava stones as a full ceramic hi-firing glazing.





One of the reasons why It has been chosen the egg as shape to work with is that in a Neapolitan legend, the mermaid Partenope, broken-hearted after Ulysses resists her charms, laid an egg before dying on the peninsula of Megaride; lately the egg was discovered by the poet and alchemist Virgilio and then hidden under the Castrum Lucullanum (now Castel dell’Ovo) to avoid it falling into the wrong hands. The egg contains all the beauty of the city, which would crumble if the egg would break.





  • Galleria Salvatore Lanteri, Milan
  • Italian Pavillion, Barcelona
  • Biennale Architettura, Venice
  • Zoya Gallery, Bratislava
  • Casavelles, Girona
 



VOLCANIC PORCELAIN / VOLCANIC GLAZING / PORCELAIN 
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ERA DA UNA VITA CHE NON SOGNAVO




“I wake up in the morning with a dream in my eyes.” 

 Allen Ginsberg 


Dreams play an ironic role in our struggle to reach a certain level of understanding of what human experience is, how we relate to ourselves, to other people, and to our surrounding environment. We go to sleep and are given a glimpse to an alchemic truth, a map to what is at the centre of our concerns, only to wake up and see that possibility of transformation fade away like a heap of sand between our hands, leaving us with just the shapes of its transcendence. 

The interpretation of dreams is an elusive task. They do not speak to us in a clear language, instead, akin to myths, they hint at a knowledge that cannot be reduced to words because it precedes them. Like the primaeval Titans that Zeus imprisoned far away from Mount Olympus, they are a bit outside of reason and just out of our reach.  Myths and Dreams are made of the same substance: an absolute freedom from logic and the restraints of reality, the infusing of life into inanimate objects, the free change of shape, proportions, of mixing the impossible together.  

The dreams that shaped this collection of objects have all of this characteristics. In a way dreams embody, in pure form, humanity’s greatest asset, the ability to imagine that which does not exist yet in reality.  ‘Era da una vita che non sognavo’ is about those traces left over to our consciousness after dreaming. Francesco Pace woke up, and instead of writing down the story behind his dreams, he started drawing the elements of them he could remember. Anthropomorphic and a bit monstrous in their aspect, influenced by the descriptions of ancient nightmares and beasts found in mythology, this collection of objects has not been dreamt as it is. They are the result of the will to develop, through dreams, a language to breathe life into the morning remains of a night of dreaming, and how those dreams are tinted by the activities of our waking hours.  Here dreams become a tool to build design language.  It seems to say that the impossibility to pin down the revelations of dreams is, perhaps, the totality of their message.

  • Materials; Erthenware, stoneware, epoxy resin,
  • Limited Edition: 12 + 1 A.P.
  • Years: 2017
  • Commisioned: RIOT Naples
  • Inquiry: PAMONO 


























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The Object is realised in stoneware with the technique of colombino (sculpted per layer). The firing temperature it can be set between 1080° C and 1140° C. Changing the degree of temperature it can be achieved the different shade of pink.



The inner side is coated with a special resin which makes the object waterproof and ideal for containing water or other liquid. The bottom base instead is filled with a thick layer of epoxy resin which allowed stability to the object together with a hided aesthetic element.




- PÜRP - 



Hundreds of years ago, sailors were terrified by the Kraken, a dreadful sea monster capable of sinking ships and with a taste for human flesh. Today we know the legends of this monster were based on sightings of giant squids.
This animal belongs to the genus Architeuthis and was the subject of many scientific studies. Despite its enormous size, the giant squid is astoundingly elusive and much of its biology remains unknown. Thus shrouded in mystery, Architeuthis is almost a mythological creature and has a place both in science and in myth.





- DOPPIO FONDO -

‘’ Doppio Fondo ‘’ investigates a still unknown aspect of the Vesuvius, its magma chamber. The Vesuvius has a magma chamber not precisely defined yet, in shape and size. It has approximately 10 km in diameter connecting with the one of Campi Flegrei. Tellurico has imagined materializing the chamber by creating a scale model of one of its possible forms.

Doppio Fondo is a radiator-humidifier that takes inspiration from a legend of Typhon, one of the Titans defeated by Zeus and segregated in the underneath the Bay of Naples. Any time Typhon was trying to free himself from the captivity spewed burning rocks and caused earthquakes, destroying anything around.
Inside the ‘’Doppio Fondo’’ legs it possible to insert from one up to four candles. Differently, on the upper narrowing, it can be poured essential oils or fragrances. The candles burning, heat up the whole body of the object and thanks to the rising of the body temperatures, the oil evaporates emanating perfume into the room.



EARTHENWARE / STONEWARE / VASES
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