MASK | GamFratesi

For the whimsical, expressive installation MASK, we wanted to restrict ourselves to using a single element, made entirely from textile. The repetition will create a playful installation that highlights colour. Textile is the ‘mask’ of a piece of furniture: it changes its personality or makes it act in an unexpected way. We play with the iconic shape and expression of ancient masks. As an ancient human artefact common to many cultures, masks are not only used in ceremonies, but hold different meanings for protection and ritual as well as being used as ornamentation and for performance. Our aim was to emphasise the celebration of textile through this antique tradition.

Apart from being a textile we often use for our furniture and interior designs, we appreciate the honest construction and natural colour palette of Canvas. This associates well with the natural materiality of ancient masks, usually carved in wood instead of being decorated with several colours.