Marc Thorpe Design
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Alcantara

Marc Thorpe was asked by curators Giulio Cappellini and Domitilla Dardi of the Maxxi Museo in Rome Italy to produce a limited edition product for Alcantara's exhibition, Local Icons. The piece is titled ActivePassive designed as a living metaphor of New York City's Central Park. As stated by Thorpe, "Central park is one of New York City’s most iconic landmarks for the city and the country. It represents the democratic foundation of the country’s origin as a place for all regardless of race, gender, religion or socio-economic status. Regarded as the lung of New York City, it offers its residents public space to free themselves from the rigidity of the Manhattan grid. ActivePassive for Alcantara has been designed to reflect the spirit of Central park through its spatial relationships between public and private, active and passive space."

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