Galerie Philia, Temenos Exhibition
Temenos was Studiopepe’s first collectible design collection, created in collaboration with Galerie Philia. Bound by their shared interest in anthropology and the study of artifacts from ancient civilizations, the Studio and Galerie Philia conceptualized an immersive experience.
A synaesthetic video, produced in collaboration with the duo Variante Artistica and projected onto a white, circular floor surface, simulated a water pond – a historical tool for divination.
“ Drawing inspiration from the circular dimensions of ancient sacred monuments, such as Stonehenge and the Pantheon’s dome, they designed a majestic, temple-like, cylindrical structure symbolizing life, nature, and cosmic renewal (…) ”
“ The primitive forms of the objects stand in contrast with their exquisite craftsmanship and sophisticated material palette: translucent onyx is paired with charred wood, terracotta, mirrored metal and white plaster. ”
“ In both everyday objects and those that respond to the human need for the transcendent, analogies can be found in even distant cultures. They are based on a collective unconscious, and this is what designers and artists
have always drawn on. ”