Samotracia: the motorcycle designed by Mario Trimarchi

ANNO:

2018

In Samotracia project designed for De Castelli, Mario Trimarchi used the copper for its characteristic of changing color over time.

Mario Trimarchi per De Castelli SAMOTRACIA disegno inchiostro su carta 2018

For the Samotracia project, it looks like you gave your take about the passing of time …

I like to imagine that an object can last a hundred of years. The copper oxidizes slowly and becomes green with time. I like the idea that, instead of buying a new motorbike every five to six years, I can buy just one and see how it ages over time.

Mario Trimarchi per De Castelli SAMOTRACIA photo: Santi Caleca 2018

I also like the idea that cars and motorbikes can grow old gracefully as a consequence of the architectural rhythms of the city rather than the industrial mass production effects.

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