Baalbeck coffee table BY Roberto Sironi
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Baalbeck coffee table
Ruins by Roberto Sironi is a series of works that re-signify architectural fragments belonging to different historical periods and great archaeological sites, modelling the forms according to new aesthetic representations. The project relates constructive elements of the classical era, such as bases of columns, capitals, sections of an amphitheatre, with rudiments of the industrial era, such as the double-T beams and the reticular structural elements. Roberto Sironi elaborates on the concept of ruins according to a new perspective. Conceived as contemporary ruins, imaginary simulacra and/or programmed artifices – the materials and techniques of execution do not correspond to the original. The work shows how different fragments of architectural remains can be overlaid and re-signified, resetting the temporal distances and suspending the notion time.
The Baalbeck coffe table is presented as a large block of Marmo di Rima with the polished bronze double-T beam on which it rests. The Marmo di Rima used is a reinterpretation of an extinct marble from Central Asia and used in particular in Iraqi and Syrian architectural works.
Limited Ed. 6+2AP
in / 15H x 28W x 42L
cm / 36H x 70W x 105L
€ 18.500,00 EUR ex. VAT
AVAILABLE AS IN PICTURE / FOR CUSTOM ORDERS LEAD TIME 12 WEEKS
Roberto Sironi is an Italian designer, who graduated from the Politecnico di Milano in Industrial Design. Roberto considers each project as a story, developed through research that involves different aspects, from rituals and anthropological references to historical memory, designing with a contemporary approach always appropriate to the context. Each project is considered a journey, enriched by new discoveries made and people met along the way. His early work investigated Italian traditions and was critically acclaimed.