LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Rou Materiaal in Afrikaans language means raw material.
The brand was born in Italy, in Ravenna, in 2013.
Rou Materiaal designs and manufactures, in Italy, unique pieces of art-design that have an eclectic use: sculptures that can be tables-sculptures or sculptures to hang on the wall, obtained from centenary solid wood, dead standing due to natural causes, treated with fire, sand, resins and hand-painted cloths that can be tapestries or furnishing fabrics.
ROU Materiaal was born from the meeting of Marzia De Lorenzi, architect and Monica Cortesi, manager, both united by a great passion for art, design and an emotional bond for Paris.
ROU Materiaal was born from their desire to explore "doing with their hands", freeing their hitherto unexpressed creativity, experimenting with various materials in tailor-made projects. Surfaces become their field of research on large pieces of linen sheets and solid wood.
Resins and acrylic colors are their main means, which are also accompanied by stucco, concrete and from time to time new and organic materials. The worked surfaces of Rou Materiall evoke stones. The link between primitive materials (which they have metaphorically identified with Africa in an evolutionary sense) and the search for contemporary forms and surfaces (they have their roots in Northern European design) represent the leitmotif of ROU Materiaal's poetics.
WHO I AM
l AM ONE OF TWO FOUNDERS OF ROU MATERIAAL - THE OTHER ONE IS MONICA CORTESI
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