A Light Weight Design: The Primitive Series
Turin Design studio Nucleo have developed the appropriately-named “Primitive Series” of furniture which pretty clearly looks like weightless white granite. Although made from cardboard or foam and actually covered with resin to give it the style and stone-like quality, the materials allow the heavy-looking furniture and light fixtures to appear boxy, heavy, ancient and almost cubist. If (from first glance) someone told me that Nucleo was given ancient ruins to turn into furniture, I might have actually believed that it was possible. Except for the casual weightlessness of the light fixture, that might’ve been a little hard to wrap my mind around.