Alessia Guardino’s “Concrete Wallcoverings” is another wonderful product offering from The SurfaceGallery. Alessia manipulates a superfine nanotech concrete, challenging the accepted perceptions of the material, creating a product that is not only delicate, but unique and one of a kind. By using elements in the environment her dynamic designs change and evolve over time to challenge the viewer.
The Concrete Lace and Natural Footprint products have lace-like patterns in the concrete created by the placing of laser-cut wood laminate under the surface. The laminate then naturally de-laminates at random points, finally falling off leaving a permanent tracing on the surface.
The Polluted Pattern is created with the use of photocatalytic paints and sprays which capture airborne pollutants that in turn create delicate patterns which then continue to develop over the life of the buildings surface.
The Concrete Wallpaper product uses a photocatalytic material mixed into the concrete that reveal hidden drawings as the UV rays activate the chemicals which then eat the polluting elements.