Modest and rough hands. Expert, attentive and living hands. Hands of stone, wood and steel. They weave relations and materials. The hands of the artisan know it. They are landscapes. Marked, sculpted, fertile. They know, but don’t speak, they only show themselves for what they are. For what they do. Learn the language of doing, read the signs, the irregularities. Hands are stories, tales, books. Hands are routes, maps, countries. Hands are eyes. They are peoples, earth.
The earth is Sicily, the soil of Sicily. And Sicily is a rift, a procession, a chewing mouth. It moves beneath its fur. It’s black and burnt. It’s dirtied by explosions. Swollen. Then it blooms. It sprouts. It breaks the surface. It explodes with plays of fire and altars of bread, with religious festivals and hot gusts of wind. The land of Sicily is a land of maelstroms. It is a sea arranged on a film, within which there is indolent and inexorable movement. The land of Sicily is slow flowing magma that engulfs everything in just one blaze, that makes material of the air, crystal of the smoke, a frame from the skin, grape bunches from the vines. The land of Sicily colors and warms, it embraces the sea, it welcomes it. It is a boundary subject to change, transformation, configuration.
The land of Sicily is a landscape, map, hands, body.
MYOP, a young Sicilian company, presents a composite installation: X.me, the modular system designed by Salvator-John A. Liotta and Fabienne Louyot of LAPS Architecture Studio, FilodiFumo, the table-bench created by Sonia Giambrone, Riccardo and Aurelio Scibetta, and RANDOme, the bottle holder and wine-cellar wall of Domenica Di Dolce and Luca Natale Pellerito.
X.me, modular system
X.me is a system whose structure adapts to the environments that it was designed for, enveloping their surfaces. The walls of the storage spaces are composed of different shaped panels, united by an aluminum coupling, that makes the structure self-supporting and flexible. The modular system can be a bookcase, a seat, a table, a desk and/or a display case.
X.me is customizable thanks to the online configuration software found at www.myop.me. Customized installations take the name of the user that they are configured for, or from the place where they have been configured.
Salvator Jonh A. Liotta e Fabienne Louyot
LAPS Architecture, Aurelio Scibetta
Materials and finishes:
Shelves: expansive PVC.
Couplings: extruded aluminum.
W. min. 48 cm/max. 230 cm
D. min. 10 cm/max. 50 cm
H. min. 48 cm/max. 230 cm
FilodiFumo is a system conceived by Riccardo Scibetta, that inspired Un Filo di Fumo (A Wisp of Smoke), a work of Sicilian artist Sonia Giambrone. FilodiFumo is a table or a seat with variable sizes and forms (square, rectangular, round). The tabletop in lava rock can be carved thanks to the use of high precision machines (CNC), and then filled with color, that flows like magma to fill the spaces of the carving. The top is held up by a metal structure composed of a weave that reflects and simplifies the lines of the table.
FilodiFumo is customizable thanks to an online configuration software, found at www.myop.me.
Sonia Giambrone, Riccardo Scibetta, Aurelio Scibetta
Materials and finishes:
Top: lava rock matt or polished.
Structure: steel, stainless steel, corten steel.
W. min. 30 cm/max. 100 cm
D. min. 60 cm/max. 200 cm
H. 45/75 cm
RANDOme, bottle holder
RANDOme is a polyhydric bottle holder, a light, the single element of a modular system. The fixed top can be attached to a wall with the help of three fischer screws, and the container transforms into the first component of a wine-cellar wall.
The online configuration software, found at www.myop.me, allows the user to customize the physical characteristics, usage and form of the wine-cellar wall system.