Andrea Petrachi turns old school gadget into retro/futuristic android figures, bizarre characters and insects, born from the chaos of techno detritus.
All the design aspects of the original products ( old cameras, hardware, calculators, VTR, electric razors ) are absorbed into unique articulated sculptures, with an overabundance of personality that surpass their everyday materials.
Andrea describe his work as a celebration of the out-of-control desire to buy more and more things, a commentary to the planned obsolescence of products ( and the vicious cycle of buying, breaking, and trashing ) which stand at the base of a mass production society.
Interested in forms that combines mechanical and organic parts, most of his pieces explores the boundaries between technology and anatomy, a dystopian vision inspired by diverse sources such as underground subculture, cyberpunk, anime, sci-fi and videogames.
Rave reviews of his work were duly blogged and featured in magazine like Wired, M/I/S/C, Surface, Daily Thelegraph, This Is Colossal, Beautiful Decay and Design You Trust.