作为 2019 米兰设计周期间的独立展览，Tortona Design Week 2019的一部分，蔡烈超工作室独立展将呈现两组灯具装置和两组家具作品。此次展览以“从结构出发”为名，旨在表达设计在现代加工技术与材料属性的顺应与把控过程中的重要作用。从结构出发，是相对从外观出发的设计而言的。相对外观形态的改变，蔡烈超工作室更乐于从结构出发，挑战固有的工艺及产品构成形式，提供超出常规的设计方案，以此应对空间或使用者对产品提出的各项要求。
As a solo exhibition during Milan Design Week 2019, and also as part of Tortona Design Week 2019, Mario Tsai Studio’s show will present two lighting installations and two sets of furniture works. The exhibition entitled “From the Structures”, aims to express the important role of design in the process of adapting and controlling modern processing techniques and material properties. The exhibition demonstrates how Mario Tsai Studio is challenging the traditional processes and production of its artefacts to provide innovative design solutions that meet clients’ space constraints and other requirements.
“从结构出发 – 蔡烈超工作室独立展 ”为期7天，面向公众展出Mario Tsai Studio 的最新作品——马扎灯 1.0、马扎灯 2.0、压力咖啡桌、工正桌等作品。
“From the Structures – Mario Tsai Solo Exhibition” will last for 7 days, presenting the newest pieces by Mario Tsai Studio including MAZHA 1.0 and MAZHA 2.0, Press tables and Gongzheng Tables, etc.
Mazha Lighting System
Mazha Lighting System is inspired by the structure of traditional Chinese seat ‘ Mazha’, which coincides with the idea that the designer wants to create a modular extension of the lighting installation.This inspired two lighting systems that fit a variety of spaces – MAZHA 1.0 and MAZHA 2.0. The combination form that can be extended indefinitely is based on breaking the conventional circuit and structure design. The wires are subtly hidden into the hanging thread of the lighting system. Based on the system’s 12V safe voltage supply, the exposed metal parts of the lighting system are also designed as part of the circuit, thus forming a modular structure system that is inherently complex but simple in appearance. Based on the combination of wireless extension, it can be composed of various types of lighting installation to suit a variety of spaces.
Gongzheng Tables use an aluminium profile to explore the limits of the size and strength of furniture. The collection looks clean and minimalist which is attributed to the material properties straight, and the length dimension of the furniture is almost unlimited, thereby extremely long and high-strength flat aluminum profiles can form a high-intensity and long-span desktop. In accordance with the through-structure of the profile, the designer has designed a unique connection structure to connect the profile panels flatly, thereby allowing the desktop to be multiplied in the lateral direction to accommodate the user’s needs for different width desktops. The I-beam form legs and cross braces have similar functional characteristics to the commonly used I-beams in construction, and are lightweight and have an extremely high structural strength. Due to the hollow structure of the aluminum profile, the use of the material is greatly reduced while ensuring strength and stability, and making the tables light and elegant.
Press tables are based on the flexibility and elasticity of stainless steel sheet, and the exploration combine mechanics and aesthetics. The coffee table is composed of a thick steel plate top and a base plate extruded by 3 pieces of thin steel plates. The three pieces of soft steel plate are pressed by an external force to form a mutually squeezing and stable balancing device, and the connection between the base and the desktop through the suction cups is simple and convenient. The clever connection structure allows the product to be packaged and transported in flat form, as well as a set of furniture that encourages people to experience installation and interaction.
从结构出发 – 蔡烈超工作室独立展
展览日期：2019年4月8 日 – 4月14 日 (10:00-20:00)
From the Structures – Mario Tsai Solo Exhibition
Exhibition time: April 8th-14th, 2019 (10:00-20:00)
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