How Design Firms Architology Interiors and Upstairs_ Turned Arova Laminates into Works of Art
How would an artwork assembled from laminates look like? As part of a collaboration with Singapore Tatler Homes and local laminate brand Arova, design firms Architology Interiors and Upstairs_ relished the challenge of creating art pieces using laser-cut laminates.
“Laminates are usually conceived as being two-dimensional,” says Dennis Cheok, creative director of Upstairs_. “So it's a little tongue-in-cheek, what we're trying to do—to use a three dimensional installation based off this singular material and let every single side and surface be appreciated as a built form.”
Dennis Cheok, creative director of Upstairs_ and the Arova artwork in his studio
Co-founders of Architology Interiors Terrence Quah and Bu Shu Kun at work in their office
The artwork features spatial configurations from projects by Architology Interiors, adapted into a two-dimensional format
The firms also sought to make the art piece a representation of their creative ethos. “Looking through the laminate catalogue, we thought about what would describe Architology best; that's when we looked at the colours and textures from the Arova catalogue that best resonated with our design thinking,” says Terrence Quah, co-founder of Architology Interiors.
Read more about the inspiration behind this artistic collaboration here:
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