Recycling a closet of the past to arrive in a storage of the present. Armadio VOI was perceived during a reinterpretation of the Armadio IO from Paolo Piva, a luxuriant piece that enclosed the traditional woodmaking, in a way that it was respectful yet updating the concept in order to make it less monolithical and more fluid in space. Armadio VOI is a cube that can evolve/ expand in space, which consists of 3 basic shapes and 14 secondary modules. This project evolved through a series of experimentations regarding minimalism vs maximalism, soft vs hard, natural vs technical. These dualities, conbined with the history of Armadio IO and its artisan finishings led to a storage system that is based in the past yet is looking forward. Recycling was evident throughout this process both in a materic and a conceptual manner. The panneling used is recycled wood covered with oak veneer while the recycle of the idea behind Piva’s Armadio IO was constant and fruitful.
In collaboration with Manuel Torres Moleda