FUOCO Chair BY Roberto Sironi
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Roberto Sironi has sought out the remains of trees that have been burned by fire, trunks hit by lightning, charred branches salvaged from the mountains. With the ancient technique of bronze casting, Roberto has transformed them in objects of experimentation: the fragility of burnt wood becomes solid and permanent matter, completing a work already started by nature. The wood shaped by fire, acquires new meaning and is crystallised in bronze. The bronze casting gives eternal life to the elements and mirrors what happens in a forest hit by fire: the matter permeated and crossed by the heat followed by the slow and necessary cooling that stabilizes the material. The collection of objects investigates the symbolic meaning of fire – possibly mankind’s most important legacy – through the dichotomous aspect of death and rebirth, fear and strength, considered as the elements that have always driven man’s journey. It can be considered evidence of the link between man, art and nature.
Limited Edition of 6+2AP
in / 27.5H x 20D
cm / 70H x 50D
€ 14.500,00 EUR ex. VAT
LEAD TIME 6 WEEKS
Roberto Sironi (1983) is an Italian designer, who lives and works in Milan. His design practice is defined by a research-based and process-oriented approach, where thinking and making converge in the creation of artifacts, which are considered narrative tools to trigger a dialogue with the user. This approach materializes through a body of work that breaks with the primary function by blurring the boundary between functional object and sculpture; the artifacts produced are the result of a process in which the subjects addressed are investigated through an in-depth analysis from a historical, geographical and anthropological point of view. The works are conceived as contemporary ultra-signs, where the transformation processes re-signify the matter, revealing its unseen qualities and giving it new features.The practice, founded in 2015, embraces different types of design practices, such as product and installation design, strategic research and design consultancy, through the collaboration with institutions, galleries and companies. Roberto Sironi also combines his practice with teaching and research activity in the Design Department of Politecnico di Milano, where his studies focus on new technologies for design.