Find out the artistic intervention on Oak in Surface and Interface
MH Parquets was one of the brands which took part in Surface and Interface, an exhibition focused on Spanish design held during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile and the Milano Design Week. The exhibition focused on digital printing on wood, with several designers and artists using Virtual Melt technology by Valresa to create each artistic intervention.
Between 4 and 9 April, nine artistic interventions on furniture were showcased. MH Parquets displayed the Oak wood floor decorated by David Galvañ (LaSelva Studio) and Lorena Ruisi. Both designers used the digital printing technology to emphasise the organic and noble character of natural wood.
The wood floor took an aged look, as if the wood was affected organically by erosion and passing of time.. The designers achieved this goal creating grain, discontinuity, wear and tonality changes. The wood, when it's aged artificially in an industrial process, shows patterns, so this was one of the most important issues to prevent in this project.
David Galvañ and Lorena Ruisi created different strips, by using colour spots, playing with lights and shadows and changing the ink along the strip. This way, combining strips, new shapes and combinations appear. Interactions between strips, and between wood and its digital printed designs, were the key to achieve the pure organic look of the artistic intervention.
Surface and Interface was one the exhibitions that took place in A Matter of Perception, the event by Damnº design magazine during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile and the Milano Design Week. These days, Palazzo Lita becomes a meeting point for brands, designers and artists. Collaboration between them all is a key aspect in this event, as was shown in the artistic interventions in this exhibition. Natural Oak by Mh Parquets, designed by David Galvañ (LaSelva Studio) and Lorena Ruisi, using Valresa digital printing technology, is an ideal example.