Flux is an installation create to symbolize the Nomada restaurant experience. Taking this idea of the nomadic voyage, Nomada Saldanha represents the beginning of a trip to the Nomada Group.
The Flux piece is generated through the idea of a shoal of aluminum boats that are starting a journey. Using a 3d printed model to create the first boat, it was then created a sand cast mold that allowed for mass production of the elements.
The piece consists of 3 types of elements varying the position and rotation. Each type of element shares the same general dimensions, introducing variants within the 3 types. Starting from the 0 axes of rotation, each element is welded in place with a rotation of up to a total of 25 degrees between the start and endpoint.
The variation in density between elements creates a variation in opacity between the two sides of the room.
In total there are 170 welded boats that together support each other throughout the journey.
Avenida Visconde Valmor, Lisbon
Ana Ferrão, Bruno Pereira, Gilberto Pedrosa