Thanks to a couple of free weekends with the help of some friends, including Verbo, we managed to realize this large scale intervention on the walls of our Italian HQ.
The geometric abstract project consists in the application of houndstooth pattern, a duotone textile configuration characterized by abstract four-pointed shapes in black and white. The choice was to apply PANTONE 446C, a dark saturated grey (RGB 63, 68, 68) Sarteri-named “Celluloid grey”, directly on concrete, in the direction of a sophisticated industrial touch.
Inspiration and tribute go to American actor William Powell pictured as Nick Charles in “The Thin Man Goes Home” of 1945. William history is iconic and amazing. In that picture he stays fashionable in his houndstooth dinner jacket even in the more relaxed agrarian atmosphere of his hometown. Powell has set a tendency for next decades and the real boom of houndstooth on men’s clothing has been experienced in the 60’s.