The Artistic Potential of VittER

The Artistic Potential of VittER

VittER, the revolutionary paper-based laminate by Filippi 1971, is expanding their range of uses into a vast horizon of aesthetic potential.

V-Art color samples

Perhaps best known for POP, a dynamic and hyper-colored collection of freestanding furniture, VittER has recently made a foray into art. And not just any art, but algorithmic, computer-generated work that harnesses cutting-edge AI technology.

V-Art image of Van Gogh

The brain child of IT Developer and Generative Artist Matteo Pelligrini, V-Art is an investigation into how information technology and advancements in AI may influence the creation of art.

V-Art Pop collection with V-Art child's art

The POP Collection flanked by three pictures made with V-Art

The process is similar to 3-D printing. Digital engraving machines are programmed to create etchings along horizontal, vertical, and oblique axes, “the laminate is removed with millimetric precision at different depths and widths, bringing out the color of the underlying layers and thus generating the desired figure.”

V-Art image of face

Since the panels are quite thick, there is no “wear-layer” typical of conventional laminate. Accordingly, V-Art is rich with color throughout the entire surface of the material, creating opportunities for chromatic experimentation and the presentation of a solid material with innovative three-dimensional expression.

V-Art panel in zig-zag design

In addition to V-Art, VittER’s applications include both vertical and horizontal surfaces and freestanding furniture: countertops, splashbacks, tabletops, partitions, bookcases, desks, shower walls, and decorative panels. VittEr is also formaldehyde-free, recyclable, renewable, and eco-sustainable: the cellulose-based papers are sourced from an FSC-certified supply chain—no resins, additional glues, or plastic derivatives.

V-Art large table

Find out more at VittER.

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