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Rusty wreck


Greta Castagnetti

Cross Design Trend:


29 years old. Degree in Architecture at the University of Parma.

Registered at the Professional Register of Architects of Reggio Emilia, n.986.

A style that could be defined as the steampunk, raw and industrial juncture. Inspired by the American Star turbine ship, a transatlantic, then turned into a cruise ship, built in 1940. In January 1994, when it was towed to Thailand, where it was to be transformed into a luxury floating hotel, it was captured by a storm that caused the trailer cables break. Drifting, the ship stranded to a beach on Fuerteventura Island where, after 48 hours of storms, it broke into two trunks making it impossible to recover. Abandoned, it became a wreck over the waters which deteriorated. What’s interesting about it? In part one can still see the blue color of the paint and in part the material is marked by time, weather, salt, iron oxidation. It almost gives you gooseflesh. The view moves into a tactile sensation, only with the gaze you can feel the rusty rust on your fingertips. However, it is not an annoying sensation, but something that immerse ourselves in stories of sunken relics, of impervious seas, caused by sea currents, turbidity, ocean temperatures, sharks. In short, all that can attract the most experienced divers in the world who want to come across adrenaline diving expeditions. The project thus recreates the experience of an adventure, a dip in the abyss and in the past. An environment that can arouse the idea of a trip, but at the same time it seems like a secret shelter, where to write a logbook on a soft colonial leather couch and where to hide (or show) your treasures. Or feel like in an underwater bubble, of those trapped that can not trace the surface, while sitting in a blue glass / plexiglass and reflective steel dining room. But you can also dive with a fantastic submarine, whose pipes and plants become soft seating (Sitting designed on the basis of the “Pipeline” session of the designer Harry Allen) to carry you out various activities, sitting on normally or astride. And finally get to the harbor, where to sip a Port, looking at paintings suspended by lifting industrial hooks. The Caesar ceramics used contribute primarily to recreating these settings thanks to the selected textures: – LAYER – “Trend” color; – LAYER – “Wire01 / Trend” color; – TRACE – “Corten” color; Ceramics are not a background, but they become the predominant theme, which, to avoid going “out of the question”, has to adapt the furnishings. The interiors are for strong people, that have a unique personality, serious but also amused. In this loft, in part you would like to rotate an ancient earth globe, hold a fountain pen to mark a goal, dressed of brown linen and panama hat; In part you would like to wear a diving suit and swim in search of another world and another oneself; not bad even to get sheltered below, dressed in comfortable clothes.



Layers – Trend
Layers – Wire01/Trend
Trace – Corten