Tellurico Telluride – Stracciatella Big Bowl, 2018
Volcanic Porcelain (lava + porcelain)
CHARITY AUCTION FOR LUIGI SACCO HOSPITAL IN MILAN, LOTS WITH NO BUYER'S PREMIUM
Lot offered by Tellurico with a 50% donation, subject to VAT, shipped from Eindhoven, Netherlands
Telluride is an ongoing material research project, that looks into the possibilities of using volcanic rocks as a compound element with porcelain and high-firing glazing. The idea is to reproduce the natural behaviour of the Lava in a design process. The silicon-dioxide present in the lava and the kaolin of the porcelain have a similar chemical structure and exposed to heat bond together creating a new material, the Volcanic Porcelain. The result is much more solid porcelain with high resistance to impacts.
Imperfections or cracks in the object are part of the process and creates every time a unique piece.
After graduating from the Master of Contextual Design at Design Academy of Eindhoven, in 2017 Francesco Pace founded Tellurico, a multidisciplinary design studio specialised in objects, spaces and installations design.
The investigation of alternative solutions through the study of folklore, together with the relationship between crafts and the environment has been the centre of Tellurico’s practice.
What binds the objects of a place to the characteristic of the place itself intertwines the historical, geological and social aspects of humankind, as well as the uniqueness and simplicity of every-day life.
It is an always expanding field of investigation, as endless are the ways to live.
So far, Tellurico’s works have been presented in many international venues such as Biennale of Architecture in Venice, Van AbbeMuseum, M.A.D.RE. in Naples, Triennale di Milano, Bröhan Museum in Berlin, Beirut Design Fair, Italian Pavilion in Barcelona, Zoya Gallery in Bratislava and others. He received commissions from differents galleries such as Palau de Casavells in Barcelona, Mint London, Camp Design Gallery, Galleria Salvatore Lanteri in Milan and Functional Art Gallery in Madrid.
Tellurico is currently based in the Netherlands.
I think that the pandemic asked us to face limits and fragilities of the system we live in. We must think and act differently afterwards. Milano is both one of the community more hit from the COVID-19 and a reference for the design scene, through the auction we set in motion the possibility of support both.