Collections

COLLECTION OF FINISHES INSPIRED BY THE CHANGES IN THE ENVIRONMENT

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Natural

/ natʃ(ə)r(ə)l /
adjective
1. existing in or derived from nature; not made or caused by humankind.
2. in accordance with the nature of, or circumstances surrounding, someone or something.

Ethereal

/ɪˈθɪərɪəl/
adjective

1. extremely delicate and light in a way that seems not to be of this world.
- heavenly or spiritual.
"ethereal, otherworldly visions"

Temporal

/ˈtɛmp(ə)r(ə)l/
adjective

1. relating to worldly as opposed to spiritual affairs; secular.
2. relating to time.

Cellular

/ˈsɛljʊlə/
adjective

1. relating to or consisting of living cells.
2. consisting of small compartments or rooms.

Fractional

/ˈfrakʃ(ə)n(ə)/
adjective

1.relating to or expressed as a fraction, especially a fraction less than one.
2. small or tiny in amount.

Inspiration and Philosophy

Our recent work (Collections: Natural, Ethereal, Temporal Cellular and Fractional), are inspired by the changes in nature. The philosophy stems from the notion of environmental changes on surfaces through time which are of geologic and human origin. Its aesthetics realistically depicts natural cracks in stones, the effect of corrosion on metal or the effect of the hydrological drought on soil (Temporal and Natural). In addition, we are equally interested in the effect of change on inner structures (see our Cellular collection). Furthermore, the beauty of outer space and the uniformity of entropy is proposed in our Ethereal and Fractional collection.
The awareness of "scars" in nature, emphasising on how fragile and changeable our Earth really is, outlines our ethical framework.

Consequently, we suggest the notion of surface as a place where the inner and outer worlds are equally affected by the change in the environment. By making the effect visible, outlining its aesthetics, we wish to invite the viewer to consider the implications of what is hidden: the cause itself. Through critical and creative framework we have crafted our finishes by not interfering or changing their qualitative attributes - they are presented in their natural beauty. Officina Coppola team is lead by its founder Donato Coppola.