JCP Universe
(2016 —)

Inhaling the future, exhaling the past; spoiling the ticking of time by creating the impossible. Stories that make you reflect on their true meaning giving life to creations of worlds unseen. JCP is an imaginative universe that transforms our normality by encouraging us to reflect on our own way of life, here on Earth. JCP is an eclectic brand that aims to change the design status quo in a revolutionary way.

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Ekies Resort
(2017-2022)

CTRLZAK studio was asked by ekies all senses resort, a member of the Design Hotels collective, to give a deeper meaning to the hotel’s identity. Inspired by Chalkidiki’s special ecosystem, where rounded stone volumes and pine trees are in direct contact with the sea, CTRLZAK studio developed creative solutions that underline nature’s presence and invite visitors to reflect on their relationship with it. EXTERIOR SPACES AND TREEHOUSEThe typical…

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Erba Del Chianti
(2022)

Rurality is the new luxury. Nowadays we finally understand that our actions influence everything around us and that we need a new sustainable lifestyle that is slower and more conscious. A lifestyle connected to nature on more than one level. Erba del Chianti is a brand that promotes exactly this lifestyle having as a paradigm the prodigious plant of Cannabis. A plant both practical and spiritual that can accommodate many of our needs and the cultivation of which…

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Artifacts for JCP Universe
(2016-2020)

Inhaling the future, exhaling the past; spoiling the ticking of time by creating the impossible. Stories that make you reflect on their true meaning giving life to creations of worlds unseen. JCP is an imaginative universe that transforms our normality by encouraging us to reflect on our own way of life, here on Earth. JCP is an eclectic brand that aims to change the design status quo in a revolutionary way.

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Extincto
(2015-2020)

EXTINCTO is a research project on the issue of species extinction and the loss of biodiversity. Extinction by definition is the end of an organism or of a group of organisms (taxon), normally a species. Most great extinction events in the past are caused by ’normal’ evolutionary dynamics (glaciations, volcanic eruptions and other unpredictable natural events such as the collision of an asteroid) but the long course of extinctions is…

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Unseen
(2016)

The Unseen project explores the microorganisms found in food and water but normally invisible to the naked eye. The project is based on the enlarged representation of certain radiolarians and mycetes that were carefully selected and arranged in order to be printed on fabric. The patterns created for aprons, kitchen towels, tablecloths and napkins are thus inspired by the micro-ecosystem that we live with every day. At the same time…

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Timeless
(2015)

Time is something that cannot be seen, cannot be touched, smelled or be tasted. How is it then that we can visualise this vague concept within the physical space that we perceive with our senses? Hegel in the first section of his book “The Philosophy of Nature” (§257) says: “Space ‘is’ time, that is time is the ‘truth’ of space”. In other words time gives life to space as it…

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iMuseum
(2013)

iMUSEUM is a concept store located in the island of Mykonos which brings together historical replicas from various Greek archaeological museums. CTRLZAK studio is responsible for the entire design concept, which can be broken down to three main axes: stratification, excavation sites and museological representation. These themes where approached in different ways independently and then grouped together through the use of materials/colours and lighting. The central display area consists of…

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Quartz
(2013)

Nature with its astonishing perfect geometry has always been the primary source of inspiration for most forms of creative projects. QUARTZ is a system that couples two-dimensional pentagonal and hexagonal wooden structures, which develop in three dimensions following natural crystalloid formations.The geometric volumes are covered with ecological fabrics in mixed colour variations producing an end result that resembles more a wild microhabitat than an armchair. The Quartz armchair is produced…

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D\Zen
(2011)

On a mountain near a Buddhist temple Thanos & Katia discovered a peculiar practice: tiny sticks placed underneath massive boulders, appearing to support them but too small to bear the stone’s weight. Three years later this has been the inspiration for CTRLZAK’s D\Zen project, in which this meeting of great weight and delicacy takes the form of two different pieces of furniture. In the past it is probable that these…

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Waterness
(2010)

Waterness is an installation about water, conceived by CTRLZAK studio in collaboration with JCP Universe,  for the ‘‘Design on Water’’ exhibition by Luisa via Roma, on the river Arno. The installation enhances the essence and the importance of water in its multiple forms. The visitor becomes involved using all his senses in an experiential journey of transparencies and reflections. To look, listen and taste water are some of the implemented actions…

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