ALPI Xilo Striped XL White, a classic veneer from Alpi Designer Collections, which was developed in collaboration with Piero Lissoni, was featured in the Asplund Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018.

Designed by architects Francesco Magnani and Trudy Pelzel of Map Studio on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the Pavilion was developed around the architectural vocabulary of traditional Scandinavian wooden stave churches, with a prismatic crystal-like form clad entirely in ALPI wood. The exterior was wrapped in 9000 experimental dark grey timber veneer shingles and the interior lined entirely in ALPI Xilo Striped XL White, designed to house a temporary exhibition of original drawings by Gunnar Asplund for the Woodland Chapel.

The Asplund Pavilion is symbolic of Alpi’s commitment to the world of design, and continued commitment to innovation and technology in timber veneer.

“We developed this experimental design; a complete novelty in the context of our business. This type of challenge stimulates us to achieve beauty while solving new technical problems. This challenge was not easy, but we accepted it with enthusiasm, and we are very pleased to have gotten beyond what we believed were some of our limitations. All of us at the company are proud to have contributed to this exceptional project with our work,” Vittorio Alpi said.

ALPI Xilo Striped XL White is exclusive to Elton Group in Australasia.

Photography: Fredierico Cedrone