COMPAC came to Design Shanghai—the largest design fair in Asia—with one goal: to show Chinese designers how to move beyond material limits and established creative rules. Without a shadow of a doubt, the company made good on its promise to delight visitors, who were repeatedly drawn to the firm’s catalogues and technological quartz and marble samples. COMPAC offered attendees an innovative experience, with the support of renowned designer Arik Levy, in the form of audiovisual content, a futuristic stand and one element that truly set cameras flashing: a reproduction of the Crater sculpture presented a few days previously in the US.
This artwork represents the materialisation of ‘going beyond material limits’, inspiring designers and architects by demonstrating how imagination and technology can come together to bring about new solutions and technical resources for both disciplines. The original piece is made from an 800-kilo compact block intricately sculpted from COMPAC material. It is yet another work by Levy to come out of the Spanish firm’s commitment to art and opening-up new creative pathways.
Visitors at the Asian fair were also able to discover up-close the green hues and translucent properties of the company’s new Ice GreenTM design, with a large block of this and Ice WhiteTM dominating the stand. Both products are part of COMPAC’s Ice of Genesis premium collection. The ample space at the stand offered visitors the chance to touch and view several samples from other COMPAC collections too.
The large number of daily visitors was a sign of local professional interest in European design—an area where COMPAC can boast of being a benchmark firm.