Meet the designers: AmniosyA
by Tatiana | April 26, 2013
AmniosyA, a design collective from Florence Italy made their first collection EntropyA. Read all about them.
Can you tell a little bit more about studio AmniosyA?
« AmniosyA is born as a research group focusing on architecture, design and fashion. The studio consists of five architects and one professor: Marco Carratelli, Lucia Lunghi, Elvira Perfetto, Lorenzo Pianigiani and Leonardo Pilati. The last is our indispensable mentor Marino Moretti who has joined and encouraged us and gave us his passion. »
« We all met at university where each of us had started a very similar research path. The place where our passion took its first steps were in the lectures of our professor who still follow us. After a couple of years we wanted to join forces and had to merge six different personalities. Amniosya was born in a small living room of about 15 square meters. Our interests focuses on the world of new technologies, and on the dynamic simulation used as incipit of morphological shape at different scales; we are also interested in 3d printing related to complex geometries. »
Who designed this collection?
« Each project we work on is a collaboration between all members. Each of us is fundamental for technical and conceptual notions: from the idea to the final product. »
Can you tell us more about this design?
« EntropyA is Greek and indicates a spontaneous change of state. EntropyA is the result of a fluid simulation that through physico-dynamics property deforms a plane, and deforms a Euclidean geometry. In this project we recreate spatial movements and that complexity recalls the softness of a cloth, and the articulation of natural interactions between different parts of a high density fluid.
An element that starts from a classic design of the jewel begins to develop its own unexpected geometry. »
I read that you’re from Italy. How big is 3D printing there?
« Except a couple of experiences abroad, we live and work in Italy, more specifically in Florence. In Italy, 3dprinting is something quite new and the information about it is not very widespread. We only have a couple of universities that have a 3d printer. Anyway, this field is expanding very quickly and the changes begin to be noticed. »
Can you describe the style of AmniosyA?
« We don’t have a definition for our style, because all our work is the result of an interaction between individual styles with a common root. We try to express spatial articulation, sensibility, research that goes into generation of composition and technological innovation. Our style is about us, our natural interest in the spatial complexity and natural aggregation systems. We are inspired by the research of various Universities, such as SCI Arc, AA, from the work of Wiscombe, Hernan Diaz Alonso and LaRoche. The inspiration for our projects comes from unexpected suggestions, sometimes linked to scientific studies. Therefore, they are different every time. We can confirm that most of the times the best ideas are generated during the night! »
Is this your first 3D print project?
«No, this isn’t for any of us. We have already had several individual and collective experiences, in Italy and abroad. The first 3d printing experience for each of us goes back about 3 years, with many difficulties and a unique choice of material. We found out about this technology several years ago, when we had to build some morphologically complex models. »
Did 3D printing change your view on designing?
« We believe that 3D printing has not changed the way we see design, it simply made it possible to express something in a real space and not only in a virtual space. 3d printing has contributed to the development of our research in the field of complex geometries. We believe it is one of the greatest innovations for people working in this field. »
If you had the freedom of designing anything you want, what would it be?
« It is a difficult question, the quick answer is that we would like to design and then build one of our projects, Inflowing Bridge .. or why not, Arxipelaga .. »
What materials do you like the most and why?
«We want to test many materials but we found nylon and especially polyamide quite suitable for our prototypes.
We are looking forward to experiencing the bi-materials and materials in high flexibility, because it would allow us to develop new projects. »
How do you see your future?
« We imagine our future full of ideas, projects and research, all of them linked to the development of new technologies and new materials, elements essential for us to develop innovative processes in the field of architecture and design. We imagine a future for which our studies and research have been helpful and important. »