Made for the Milan Design Week. Designer Carnovsky created a line of wall papers using the color mode RGB (red, green & black). The collection is part of the Italian wallpaper manufacturer Jannelli & Volpi.
Carnosky wanted to represent the antique theme of the metamorphosis intended as an unceasing transformation of shapes from a “primigenial chaos”. For this purpose they created a sort of catalogue of natural motifs starting with the engravings from natural history’s great European texts, between the 500 and the 700, from Aldrovandi to Ruysch and from Linneus to Bonnaterre. This collection of motifs doesn’t have a taxonomic or scientific aim in the modern sense, but it aims to explore the real and the fantastic, the true and the verisimilar in the way medieval bestiaries did.
The results is an unexpected and disorienting mix of images. Through a filter (a colored light or transparent material) it is possible to see clearly the layers in which the image is composed. Each one of the red, green and blue filters serve to reveal just one of the three patterns, hiding the other two.