WHAT IS NANKIN LAB?There’s a strange pleasure in watching a building crumble to the ground, tearing in half a sheet of paper or making a balloon explode, they are actions that may last less than a second, nevertheless, being so ephemeral, they move you more in a short lapse of time, we can say they are speed actions creating high intensity moments. Nankin Lab is a design studio which works within these moments to generate new projects. We are Nankin Lab and we consider destruction as a constructive weapon.
I HAVE BEEN SERIES
Under the name “I Have Been Series” Nankin Lab produced a variety of posters, which as the name suggests “they have been” in different places during certain period of time. The key point is the graphic redundancy of the project: on one hand, the typography explains where the poster has been exposed (before being framed), and on the other hand, the erosion of the poster makes a direct reference to the space and time at which it has been exposed. Thus, one view reinforces the other explaining it differently but in a complementary manner.
WHO ARE NANKIN LAB?
Pau Garcia Sanchez: Professional whistler and loser of valuable objects, student of all, almost guitarist for a day, writer without orthographic manual, compulsive winner and eternal aspirant to intellectual. His mother says he is special and his shampoo says he is soft and manageable. Pol Trias Coca (1989). Pol Trias Coca is a product designer and have a tremendous respect for the screws. His biggest hobby is to sand, it produces a deep sense of serenity. He’s blond, so he like to cut trees and make them strange objects. Sleeps with his tool under the pillow. 80 kilos of the best meat.
Nankin Lab in France