The inner life
A series of useful objects, which can harbor life of both vegetal and animalistic character.
Martín Azúa continues to work on the research, which he started in 1999, with the project Natural Finish, when he placed jars made of porous ceramics in river beds, which allowed him to collect a natural stain. These objects were included in the exhibition Open Borders, commissioned by Droog Design. Also, in 2003, within the framework of his exhibition Neorrural, he presented a series of objects, including the Nest House, hunting shadows and biocolonizable textures. During the workshop Adobe Plus, which took place at the Ceu San Pablo in Valencia, various materials for construction, with the purpose of being inhabited by small animals, were conceptualized. In 2006, the exhibition Flod deliberated about nature’s strategies to grow and establish itself. With his installation the forest’s memory in IKEA products he visualized the natural origin of everything that surrounds us. In 2007, for the first time, he recreated a technological grotto at the SED pavilion of the Expo Zaragoza. In 2008 he received the FAD award in transient architecture for his installation Species in evolution, a project for the company Roca, presenting the design of a grotto-like bathroom, where technology collides with nature. With "The inner life" he claims an integration of natural processes in everyday life, life inside objects.
Design: Martín azúa
Photographies: Martín azúa