“DERMA” Mirror \ Gianluca Sgalippa

• March 13, 2013

Following the success of the Shaky vase, Enzyma has now launched Derma. It’s the second piece in a new collection of furnishing items resulting from Gianluca Sgalippa’s decision to broaden his horizons.

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courtesy Gianluca Sgalippa

Derma, which is Enzyma’s first mirror, has a unique style that stems from an original and bold study of geometry. The irregular and asymmetric contour of the frame takes its shape from the continuous, modular repetition of an equilateral triangle. The points of convergence are markedly visible between one module and the next and create a very evident grid between the triangles. These triangles look like large scales and form a solid pattern enclosing a hexagonal mirror. The frame is also embellished by fluoro-coloured segments, irregularly arranged inside the slender grooves.

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courtesy Gianluca Sgalippa

From a strictly iconographic point of view, Derma was inspired by the pictorial artworks of Theo van Doesbrg, Max Bill and Tomás Maldonado. The Derma mirror is more than just a simple mirror and less than a wall. Thanks to its unmistakable design, it can be placed anywhere in the home to enhance the style and design of any space.

Gianluca Sgalippa, designer, critic and promoter of numerous initiatives related to design culture, is the founder of Enzyma and also looks after its project management. The enterprise fits into the realm of in-house production and “independent” releases, which in the last decade has experienced considerable success, particularly among the younger generation of creative talent. The product identity is characterised by limited editions: in fact, each specimen is numbered and specially created upon request by the customer. The collections are circulated exclusively through e­commerce and are available at www.enzyma.it.

+ Project facts

Designer: Gianluca Sgalippa
Profile Size
: 155 x h 95 cm; thickness 2.5 cm
Materials: porcelain tile, wood and smoked glass
Colours (only one version): medium grey, charcoal and fluorescent red

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Category: Design

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