Adobe is a desk collection of tools by Italian designer Ilaria Innocenti, made using the ancient technique of manual brick’s production. Its name in fact derives from the mixture of clay, silt, sand and plant fibers used by many people in all ages to make the most common building material.
Adobe is consists of 3 elements pure shaped made with 3 different varieties of clay which give the objects as many shades of color. Everything is softened by colored metal frame supporting volumes the terracotta and enhancing the essential aspect.
The production process consists in filling with clay some specially constructed molds. After a first partial drying the molded shape is decorated by engraving his surface with a metal wire, in the same way with which the clay blocks are usually cut away. Finally, once drying is complete, the pieces are the baked in the oven.
“I found interesting to develop household objects with the same technique used to build houses, letting myself be guided by the various colors resulting from the different compositions of the ground in Italy.”
Text © Ilaria Innocenti | Photography © Diego Diaz