Delphi chair BY Roberto Sironi
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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 Delphi chair refers to the complex of ruins of Delphi in Greece, and in particular to the circular-plan temple of Athena, the spiritual center of the ancient world and therefore omphalos or navel of the world. The piece is made in Marmo di Rima through the reproduction of a white breccia with ocher and blue veins, conceived as a marble block on which a fragment of a fluted column is grafted, a significant elements of the archaeological site of Delphi.
Limited Ed. 6+2AP in Marmo di Rima
in / 25.6H x 25.45D
cm / 65H x 57D
€ 9.500,00 EUR ex. VAT
LEAD TIME 8-12 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.