ANC Stool in anodized sandblasted aluminum.
ANC is a collection of stools and lamps that reflect on the role of the designer and the machine in time of global automization.
The name pays homage to the Arts and Crafts movement, one of the last International decorative currents which flourished in England during the late 19th century. Strongly anti-industrial, the movement promoted a return to the traditional and medieval man-made crafts and art forms.
The objects in the collection celebrate the inner aesthetic, and beauty, of the trace of the machine, that act primarily out of functionality rather than decoration.
The objects, presented here as machine-made sculptures, are produced through a heavy CNC milling on a flat board of aluminum, a technique usually used in aerospace to ensure optimal resistance and lightness. A special CNC milling technique, usually known as V-folding, is used to mill creases along the surface, that allow to fold a thicker part otherwise unfoldable. This special folding technique permits to obtain a precise angle on the crease, making the fold more resistant and structural.