Containers for Bosa
The ancient Egyptians regarded the scarab as a symbol of eternal rebirth, able to transfigure on earth, promising only happy events.Noble traveler who moves forward in the name of the sun dragging the eternal ball of dung it ideally transforms into a new life, the scarab is the symbol of the man’s constant evolution, through the free soul’s reincarnations. Today the scarab enters our homes as a ceramic container, intended as a protection for what we most loved, or merely as a sophisticated item whose added value consists in the spiritual component other past cultures attributed to it as well as the symbolic and ritual elements that reinforce its evocative value.
The item, made of white earth (casting/mold), is decorated with matte/ glossy enamels combined to create a lovely visual contrast. The carapace takes contemporary artistic semblance through the 3D texture use along with light/dark effects that exalt the three-dimensional surface. Precious metals embellish the container as 2D textures as well.
Dimensions: h 40 cm x25 cm x 23 cm.
Photo: Tom Vack.
An animal with predominantly nocturnal and underground habits, the armadillo lives in the shadows, fiercely facing any difficulty and bravely overcoming any insecurity, thanks to its massive defensive armor. Due to these peculiarities, Native Americans considered it as a unique animal, a sort of inspiring guiding light, able to reassure and comfort the soul, reject hostilities, and overcome fears. The Loricato’s symbolic, initiatic and social meaning lies in its armor, which today enters our homes as a container, a guardian of our most precious things, protection for what we love most. The ceramic-made armor takes an artistic natural appearance to become a memory keeper reminding us of the close relationship we had with animals, whose presence in our life has gradually reduced due to the man’s choice to live in large urban areas. The item, made of white earth (casting/mold), is decorated with glossy/matte enamels combined to add an intriguing visual contrast. The 3D textures are delicately embossed with light / dark effects underlining the surface three-dimensionality. Precious metals used as 2D textures embellish the container as well.
Dimensions: h 40 cm x 27 cm x 26 cm.
Photo: Tom Vack.
Triennale Design Museum and Bosa present ANIMAlità, an exhibition organized and supervised by Silvana Annicchiarico, that showcases never seen before works by Sam Baron, Matteo Cibic, GamFratesi, Jaime Hayon, Sebastian Herkner, Lanzavec + Wai-chia, Minale-Maeda, Elena Salmistraro, Ionna Vautrin and Nika Zupanc. The artists were all expressly invited to create a collection of ceramic objects with apotropaic, ludic and animist characteristics whose dominant theme is animality, interpreted in a literal, metaphoric and fantastic sense.