The desire to rejoin the harmony of nature.
We were in Taranto for business. Before reaching the construction site we decided to take a walk. We go out from the hotel, we pass the swing bridge and after touching the Aragonese castle we cross the course; we are facing the ruins of the Doric temple of Poseidon. Two columns and the base of a third welcome us together at dawn, indifferent to the Ilva drama, the longstanding problems plaguing what remains of the capital of Ancient Greece and of our great Italian navy. We stop in front of the grate that separates them from the pedestrian promenade, breathing a mixture of salty air and iron. It ‘a moment: the warm sun bursts and slowly starts turning and wrap the columns, making them almost vibrate for the delicate contrast of light and shadow rippled product with great grooves. Then his gaze becomes more acute, and we realize that, almost like skinned drums, some parts of columns are missing some of grooved stone blocks, as if someone had removed, with geometrically surgical cut, some parts.
A few years later, in front of the landscapes of Mario Giacomelli, we found the same feeling; this time it was the rippling light emanating from his works, intent on capturing the mute poetry and portrayed a lively and vibrant land carved by the plow.
So we thought we would share these feelings transferring them into a small object that could accompany every day, to become aware of the decor, which innate human impulse to write on the subject his desire to rejoin the harmony of nature.
Solchi born as small multi-purpose decorative platters for the table and the desk. Their shape is inspired by the classical architecture moldings policies, where the mastery of the lift and draw carefully the matter is enhanced by the musical rhythm of solids and voids. The series presents three types of grooves, which may be aggregated to achieve a nearly sculptural triptych. The rear side of the tray instead presents a cozy recess that allows the panels to be used by both sides. They are made of Apricena bronze but on request also with other marbles or stones.
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