07/11/2014
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Ch’Arts’ chemistry

A massive installation by Ch’Art Design as a stimulus for research in the new chemistry labs of the Como University

Ch’Art Design built up a 37 square meters artwork in the Università degli Studi dell’Insubria (Como).

Installation site is the research laboratories building of the new Faculty of Chemistry.

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Image and structure project

For this peculiar situation, the artist Massimo Cremagnani chose to change the Ch’Art style using the periodic table of elements to replace the traditional colored tiles.

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Aluminium composite panels details

“The dynamics inside Ch’Art style ideally blend with the rigid structure of the periodic table of the elements – comments Cremagnani – creating a symbolic vortex of ideas, research and innovation. I hope that this artwork will stimulate researchers in their difficult task to find new formulas. “

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Entrance detail

 

The artwork is fully digital and custom designed (concept, graphics and printing) reprisings the Ch’Art leitmotif of soft distortions by moving a diagram otherwise static. The outcome is a dynamic path of sinuous shapes that starts from the entrance and developes in height over the entire wall of the atrium, more than seven meters high .

We used colors in shades of bronze to maintain a continuity with the building exteriors and finishing, complying with the “block” classification of the chemical elements.

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Entrance view

Technical details:

  • Original digital image custom designed for the destination area.
  • Measurements: entrance 11 mq (320×340 cm). atrium: 26 mq (350×730 cm)
  • Digital print: high definition, UV inks on composite aluminium panels with clear coating for scratch protection.
  • Installation on hidden aluminum frames . 13 panels in variable sizes, some shaped to fit the windows.
  • Site: Università degli Studi dell’Insubria, Via Valleggio 11, 22100 Como
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Panels set up

 

Panels and screws closeup

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