Solaria Wall System – Oscar Dominguez
29/08 - 02/09
2022, Official programme
Monday, August 29 , 12 noon
Tuesday, August 30, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, August 31 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday, September 01, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, September 02, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
On the occasion of Argillà 2022, at the Project Room, an exhibition tells about Solaria Wall System, the result of Oscar Dominguez’s research on ceramic materials where earth and fire are the primordial elements.
The special feature of the project is being able to reproduce the cracking of dry earth through the same process that occurs in nature, namely drying in the sun. Earth exposed to the sun’s heat over a period of time forms radial cracks through a random and natural process, creating surfaces that are similar each time, but always unique, because no crack can be the same, like DNA.
The Solaria system is designed to be applied to different types of linear surfaces such as walls and monolithic shapes. The production method also allows cracking to be applied to curved volumes and surfaces.
Another substantial feature of it is the ability to create continuous corners and edges, for example, to connect two walls creating a visual unity of volume.
These functional and aesthetic features make Solaria a unique product that differs from classic ceramic wall tiles that simulate stone or wood. While maintaining the natural aesthetics of the earth, thanks to the different color finishes, it becomes a versatile product in terms of surface adaptability and color variations; the “cold” applied color generates a kind of “camouflage” with great visual impact.
The collection consists of 5 matte color variants and two metallic finishes, 24K gold and platinum. The colors blend with the clay with excellent performance in terms of color uniformity.
The result is a vibrant and evocative surface of unique beauty, capable of enriching spaces, both public and private, and satisfying the most sophisticated aesthetic requirements for furniture.
Solaria Wall system