The Fedrigoni Mountains, Alex Ostrowski

As part of a series of events in its new London gallery space, paper company Fedrigoni approached art director Alex Ostrowski to devise an installation. Ostrowski worked with illustrator and set-maker Hattie Newman (a long-term collaborator) to come up with The Fedrigoni Mountains

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“We learned that Fedrigoni’s original paper mill is in Verona, Italy, surrounded by the Dolomite mountain range. Inspired by this, we decided to create a fictitious model mountain range built using their papers,” Ostrowski explains.

The mountains consist of 12 peaks, each made from a different Fedrigoni paper and each named after the paper they are made of (eg Mount Tintoretto). The pair then invited illustrators to ‘explore’ the mountains “by visiting our sculp­ture at Fedrigoni’s showroom and elaborating on what they see to docu­ment an imaginary visual explor­ation of their mountain”. Each illustrator was asked to create a new image on one b1 sheet of paper. On March 31, the installation opens: the 12 illustrators’ artworks will be on the walls, with the mountain range in the middle.

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