Pixel Anodized

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We have recently brought back to life one of our iconic designs, one of them being manufactured of no less than 1088 triangles.

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Our limited edition Pixel Anodized has been enlarged, now including two distinct portions separated by a polished acrylic panel. With a new touch of geometrical art deco, Pixel Anodized is a more spacious cabinet as it is composed of two separated parts, divided by a panel made from polished acrylic.

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Inside its top we reinterpret a material and technique left in time – aged mirror and “capitoné”. So, the interior has been embellished with an aged mirror top with capitoné, while the bottom has been designed to house four drawers with handles decked in gold. The triangles have been done in 1664 anodized aluminum in superb tones like crème, pearl and champagne. These colors complement each other. The elegance of champagne and the warmth of pearl are a striking combination that will create a sophisticated ambience. The whole cabinet lies on a polished acrylic base that gives Pixel a distinct personality, a strong and at the same time sophisticated character.

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This piece was stemmed from Marco Costa’s dedication to innovate and open mind to combine and embrace the craftsmanship and techniques from different forms and artistic styles.

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Anodizing is an electrochemical process that converts the metal surface into a decorative, durable, corrosion-resistant, anodic oxide finish. Aluminum is ideally suited to anodizing, although other nonferrous metals, such as magnesium and titanium, also can be anodized. The anodic oxide structure originates from the aluminum substrate and is composed entirely of aluminum oxide. This aluminum oxide is not applied to the surface like paint or plating, but is fully integrated with the underlying aluminum substrate, so it cannot chip or peel. It has a highly ordered, porous structure that allows for secondary processes such as coloring and sealing. Immersing the aluminum into an acid electrolyte bath and passing an electric current through the medium accomplish anodizing. A cathode is mounted to the inside of the anodizing tank; the aluminum acts as an anode, so that oxygen ions are released from the electrolyte to combine with the aluminum atoms at the surface of the part being anodized. Anodizing is, therefore, a matter of highly controlled oxidation—the enhancement of a naturally occurring phenomenon.

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Strong, durable and invested with beauty and strength, this furniture was then handcrafted from the finest materials in designs as functional as it is aesthetically impressive.

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Of the numerous limited edition items that we have created, Pixel Anodized is undoubtedly one of our most spectacular works as it is an extraordinary creation that breathes new life into the past. Marco Costa has an intuitive awareness of concept and composition that resulted in this work, a blend of enchanting fantasy and potent reality.

 

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