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Desert landscapes in the middle of the city

The London architects Tomaso Boano and Jonas Prišmontas bring desert landscapes into the city: their spectacular installation Alphabet is currently exhibited by the two designers at the Crate Brewery in Hackney. For this, photographs of the original work of art – freestanding portals on the headland of Dungeness on the coast of Kent in the southeast of England – on a scale of 1: 1, like large windows overlooking an infinite landscape, were attached to the white brick walls of the brewery. “The aesthetic result is not the only benefit. The works of art were printed on a special canvas – SILENCIO®, a sound-absorbing technical textile by PONGS® – using Mimaki’s UV printing technology (dimensions of the large-format works of art 2.5 x 9.5 meters and 2.5 x 3.6 meters). The acoustic properties of the fabric help to improve the quality of the room by absorbing the sounds of the living crowds, “says Boano. “In addition, the use of UV printing technology is consistent with the initial goals of our installation and is committed to sustainability and respect for the environment, which is central to our vision.” The project perfectly combines interior design, art and cutting-edge technology. 

Photo credit: Mimaki Europe B.V.

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