Commissioned by M&C Saatchi and Peroni nastro Azzurro '25.0' installation is a collection of twenty-five individual 3D printed objects, the result of a subjective interpretation of the new Peroni Nastro Azzurro “Piccola” 250ml bottle.
Each object is the result of a ‘plastic mutation’, where the original, intact shape of the Piccola bottle has been informed and ‘digitally-genetically modified’ according to episodes relating to Italian design, architecture and recurrent themes often found in Andrea Morgante’s work.
The standard Piccola bottle’s mass and geometry , once translated into a digital entity, becomes a soft, malleable and porous file. It is then exposed to the sculptural and physical influence of Italian built environments, fashion, city fragments, artworks and some of Andrea’s own memories growing up in Italy.
Each bottle narrates a short story. Some pieces generate a dialogue, crossing and connecting different disciplines. In the end, all twenty-five objects become a 3D printed contemporary landscape that captures a specific moment in time or sentiment relating to Italy and to a wider, ever present heritage.
The installation will be on display at the House of Peroni (May residency) and in June the Design Museum of London.