Alessandro Zambelli presented appointment of Parisian Maison et Objet Rivoalto, small console storage suspension that embodies all the charm of the Grand Canal and its symbol par excellence.
Inspired by the distinctive arches of the Rialto Bridge, the project inaugurates the new collaboration with the designer portego company born in 2014 with the aim of creating collections of design strongly linked to the territory of origin - the Veneto - with its wealth of culture, art and history.
Everywhere penetrates the predicament,
ripullula channels, falters along the quays,
runs between the houses, churches laps, you lose the horizon.
The sea smooth, bright wraps,
He surrounds and invades Venice, as a glory. "
Hippolyte Taine, Voyage to Italy, 1866
First Marin Sanudo, historian of the Republic of the Lion, and Canaletto, "landscape artist" par excellence of Venice; but also Boccaccio, Shakespeare and Proust, up to contemporary Luca Campigotto, refined interpreter of the city and its vision of the night: they are connoisseurs of Rialto and its monument par excellence, the namesake stone bridge "great and monumental" erected just beyond half of the sixteenth century under the doge Pasquale Cicogna.
Right from the Rialto Bridge - the undisputed symbol of the Grand Canal and the entire city of Venice - inspired Rivoalto, the new project conceived by Alessandro Zambelli for Portego.
Rivoalto is a small console in suspension, in the succession of its niches volute, recalls and brings to mind the unique marble arches of the monument par excellence of Venice; a piece of furniture that, in its primary function - to contain and expose small household objects of utility or of affection - is also a tribute to the ancient merchants of Venice.
In Rivoalto a set of soft scrolls, in their sinuous linearity, outline the succession of arches 4 later: so take life a form aesthetics essential, looking straight to minimalism and a nod to the symbols of the lagoon city. A mirror sea stretches along the arch more, in order to enclose and guard your dearest; within this surface appears the stylized outline of a tiny gondola, opening unexpected element to this small casket home.
Rivoalto measure 80 cm W x H 48 and 23 P and is made of cherry, with arcades declined in shades of teal, ivory white and yellow sand; the sea expanse / tilt door is composed of a steel foil which is also in green water; gondola / handle is rather crude bronze.