A collection by Workshop/apd for Aster Cucine, takes its cue from the craftsmen and artisans throughout history who spent time carefully selecting the best materials and working them with precision and skill. Its influenced by the materials of the past, modernized for contemporary life. Whether it be the use of 16th-century Venetian ceruse now applied to warm oak, the worn softened patina of oxidized metal, the supple sepia tones of spotted, peeling antique mirror glass, or the undulating wire mesh inspired by French country cabinets. Our collaboration with Toronto-based artist Murray Duncan not only brings a unique opportunity to transform the banal into the sensational, it highlights a technique that, much like time itself, benefits from layers of age, layers of material, and layers of process.