Analogia #001 by Andrea Mancuso
and Emilia Serra


Analogia #001 by Andrea Mancuso and Emilia Serra

Designers Andrea Mancuso and Emilia Serra created a 3D sketch of a living room by suspending strands of wool from fishing wire.

Analogia #001 by Andrea Mancuso and Emilia Serra

Called Analogia #001, the project involved tracing the outline of a table, three chairs, a lamp, a vase of flowers and a coat rack by calculating the required wire grid on a computer then draping the wool over this framework.

Analogia #001 by Andrea Mancuso and Emilia Serra

The installation was on show at A Few Friends by Will Alsop during the London Design Festival last month. See all our stories about the festival here.

Analogia #001 by Andrea Mancuso and Emilia Serra

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Analogia #001 by Andrea Mancuso & Emilia Serra

Analogia #001 is an alteration of space perception, an ethereal experience provoking the spectator to reinvestigate the functionality of the objects surroundings them. It is on show at "testbed1" as part of the exhibition "a few friends", curated by will alsop, for the london design week 2011.

Designed by andrea mancuso and emilia serra, analogia #001 is made with variably sized Merino wool on a net of fishing lines fixed from ceiling to floor and from wall to wall.

Firstly, the space was analysed with a 3D software in order to position the fishing lines that created the framework for the sketching-wool. Having the basic structure we explored the intriguing freedom of drawing in the air.

The name derives from the italian word for analogy and the concept grew during the process of its construction. In fact while we were applying the wool, studying every “brushstroke”, we realised that the process was a meticulous replication of sketching.

The installation inspires a feeling of ‘surprise’ in the viewer, which comes from seeing the materialisation of the thought itself.

  • Visual poetry :)

  • Greenish

    Love it, what a clever way to achieve the effect of a 3D drawing. Beautifully realised.