IBBINI STUDIO CREATES INTRICATE PAPER SCULPTURES METICULOUSLY CRAFTED TO APPEAR AS THOUGH THEY HAVE BEEN MADE IN NATURE.
Studio Ibbini is an award-winning collaboration between Julia Ibbini and Stéphane Noyer creating works that intersect contemporary art, design and engineering. Julia is a visual artist and designer, with a background in graphics and collage. Stéphane is a computer scientist and maker, with an interest in computational geometry.
They have collaborated on projects together since 2017, traversing analog and digital to create works of extreme intricacy and precision, pushing the boundaries of materials in unusual ways. They reference historical pattern and ornament with a contemporary interpretation.
They predominantly use materials such as archival paper or veneer woods – selected for their delicate, tactile qualities – that are then layered and meshed together using a complex collaging method, with individual projects taking up to 6 months to complete – some works comprising thousands of individual parts.
A specific focus is the creation of visual complexity, either through repetition of simple motifs, elaborate geometric construction, or accumulation of ornamental detail in order to create highly intricate and decorative pieces. Julia and Stéphane are particularly drawn to the possible contrast between visual intricacy and underlying construction principles in pattern language; how complexity can emerge from simple rules, or, conversely, how complex constructions can result in simple, clean visuals.
The build process for pieces involves a back-and-forth between people and machines, playing on their respective strengths. Algorithms are used to augment hand drawn designs, high precision machines are used to laser-cut or 3d print parts. The final build is always carried out entirely by hand. Follow their progress and keep an eye out for upcoming exhibitions on Instagram. Via ( https://www.ibbini.com/ )