by Duccio Maria Gambi 

Unusual and unpleasant shapes, unusual and unpleasant textures, obscure matter deposits.
FDV is a collection of sculptural vases literally emerging from a block of Polystyrene. The block is first melted in the inside through acetone to obtain a partially controlled void, where the flowing of a mass of concrete leaves some of its fluid on the inner rough surface, in the form fo a thin layer. The block is later melted down from the outside leaving the hardened concrete shape emerge and reveal, rendering the unknown void shape visible and touchable. Melted polystyrene, once lost his recognizable aspect, becomes part of the final object partly covering it, leaving a permanent trace of its genesis and of the process itself.

20 x 25 x 50cm 




Duccio Maria Gambi was born in Florence,1981.
His work is heterogeneous as heterogeneous is the wide path he explored before opening his studio and workshop in Paris in 2012.
He has a strong theoretical background built during his studies in the Radical Movement environment of Florence and during his years studying interior design in Milan.
Thanks to his working experiences in design studios and artisan workshops, he is aware of both the industrial and artisan constraints and potentials. In particular, he mastered
a variety of creative production processes, in a wide range of scales, during a fundamental yearlong experience working at Atelier Van Lieshout in Rotterdam.
The permanent interest in discarded materials and contacts with French architects active in public installation led him to cofound “Chapitre 0”, a night guerrilla style
laboratory and workshop for public space furniture.
His work often focused on concrete casting and experimentation, goes from bespoke furniture pieces for private clients to research-led one-off designs for design galleries and site-specific interventions.
His stone and plastic laminate work won the Cedit prize at Miart 2017 and is now part of the Triennale Design Museum’s permanent collection.
He’s now based in his hometown Florence.

Via dei Pandolfini 20 – Florence, Italy
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