Based in Mumbai, Material Immaterial Studio expresses the bare beauty of concrete through surreal minimalist creations that spark one's imagination.
NITIN BARCHHA & DISNEY DAVIS
Meet the Founders
"Material Immaterial Studio is built on the basic principles of the bare beauty of materials. We are minimalist; the approach has always been to leave out rather than what to put in. This reduction process is what takes us through a mirror, emerging out on the other side to discover the richness and the sense of release that comes from allowing space to be unencumbered by visual distractions."
- Nitin Barchha, MIM STUDIO Co-Founder
We love the Factory! The details are exquisite, and the style evokes brutalism: minimalist, honest, unassuming, heroic. The Factory proudly occupies a spot in our living room!
Hello! What a great purchase experience! Incredible piece - amazing customer service and will be a customer for life. The perfect piece of art to have and play with.
This piece is an amazingly detailed miniature sculpture. It is remarkable how something so small can, at the same time, be so monumental. Complex, yet streamlined, the design style is deco surrealist brutalist modernism. Influences must include the great Italian surrealist Giorgio de Chirico, and the stairway trajectories bring to mind M. C. Escher. The sharpness of the detail achieved in concrete at such small scale is remarkable. The work is very photogenic, and wonderful effects can be achieved by varying the location and intensity of the lighting. The kinetic aspect of the piece is very enjoyable. It is very important to place it on a level surface to assure a proper flight of the steel balls through the course. It takes 18 seconds for a ball to make it from the top tower to the bottom reservoir. Running multiple balls through the course at the same time can be mesmerizing.
Received this item as a Christmas gift. The detail is that much visually stunning in person. The only issue I’ve had thus far, the steel balls keep getting hung up in a few areas. I’d say the ball(s) make it start to finish 4 out of 10 times. Not sure what’s hanging them up.
Hi Noah, Thank you for your kind words and feedback. We first recommend making sure that The Factory is on a completely level surface to fix the issue. Otherwise, this seems to happen on a few pieces when they are new from our testing. Keep running the balls through, and from our experience, any hiccups should go away. Best, Roberto
The Factory details are even more impressive in person. Very well made!