Officina Carolina will present two new projects at the Salone del Mobile 2015 from 14 until 19 April. The Tangled display cabinets and Sobremesa candleholders will be part of the group exhibition ‘Brand New World Milano 2015 @ Dušan’.
The Tangled cabinets were a result of playing with different wire figures. Eventually two shapes got tangled into eachother, creating a perfect display cabinet. Giving the feeling of a box in a box, the structure invites the user to fill the boxes with their most valuable objects and belongings.
With a background as goldsmith Carolina has always been intrigued by colored gemstones. Combining emerald, citrine, safire, jade or turquoise. Some clear, others opake. Playing with transparencies, mixing colors, combining textures and materials. This is translated into the Sobremesa candleholders, made from glass, combined with the texture and material of the candle itself and the detail of a brass setting to hold the candles.
Sobremesa is a Spanish word that means; the time spent around the table after lunch or dinner, talking to the people you shared the meal with; time to digest and savor both food and friendship. The candle referring to time spent and friendship as precious gemstones.
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