Knossos console 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 Knossos consolle refers to the palace of Knossos in Crete, the seat of the Minoan civilization. The palace is linked to ancient myths of classical Greece, such as Minos and the labyrinth built by Daedalus, and that of Theseus and the Minotaur. Legend has it that Minos, king of Crete, had a labyrinth built to enclose the Minotaur born from the union of his wife with a bull. The work consists of two fluted columns casted in bronze grafted into a fragment of a classical architrave in Marmo di Rima made with a colour palette based on the shades of the ruins of the Minoan palace.
Limited Ed. 6+2AP in Casted bronze and Marmo di Rima
in / 35.5H x 47.3W x 13.8D
cm / 90H x 120W x 35D
€ 35.000,00 EUR ex. VAT
AVAILABLE AS IN PICTURE / CUSTOM ORDERS 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.