Bisanzio Collection

Tiles and coffee tables for Lithea

2019

MANIACE and CALAFATO: The relationship between these two soldiers of the Byzantine domination in Sicily has a significant historical value.  So much so that it renders them exemplary.  
It is precisely for this reason that the two coffee tables were named in homage to the great and powerful Maniace and the tall and slight Calafato. A barely hidden game of clashes and conflicts of converging opposites as they possess the same nature.  The result gives birth to two simple, but elegant and precious coffee tables thanks to the skilled use of decorative marble and gemstone grafting which sets them apart.  It is all framed by gold, metallic structure intentionally imitating Byzantine art.

 

MANIACE - COFEE TABLE
DIMENSIONS:  110x50x62h cm
MATERIALS:  
IRON STRUCTURE VARNISHED WITH AN OPAQUE BLACK POWDER,  BRASS SHEET BASE WITH SATIN FINISH
DOUBLE TOP IN BIANCO FENICE STONE HONED FINISH AND  NERO PORTORO MARBLE POLISHED FINISH.
VERTICAL ELEMENT IN BIANCO FENICE STONE HONED FINISH WITH GRAFTS IN NERO PORTORO MARBLE, MALACHITE, PINK QUARTZ  AND BRASS

 

CALAFATO - COFFEE TABLE
DIMENSIONS: 60x50x62h cm
MATERIALS:
IRON STRUCTURE VARNISHED WITH AN OPAQUE BLACK POWDER,  BRASS SHEET BASE WITH SATIN FINISH.
DOUBLE TOP IN CALACATTA MARBLE POLISHED FINISH AND  PIETRA PECE STONE HONED FINISH.
VERTICAL ELEMENT IN BAS-RELIEF OF CALACATTA MARBLE WITH GRAFTS IN, MALACHITE  AND BRASS


Byzas Hagia Sikelia
According to Greek legend, Byzas is the son of Poseidon who founded ancient Byzantium.

 

BYZAS - WALL DECOR
DIMENSIONS:  Single tile 30x8x2 cm  
MATERIALS:  BAS-RELIEF IN BIANCO CARRARA MARBLE, HEXAGONS IN PINK MARBLE POLISHED FINISH, RHOMBUS IN PIETRA PECE HONED FINISH  AND COPPER STRIP  SATIN FINISH 

 

Hagia is the literal translation of the word Saint which reminds us of Hagia Sophia, the symbol par excellence of the Byzantine culture.  

 

HAGIA - WALL DECOR
DIMENSIONS:  Single tile  30x12x2 cm  
MATERIALS: TILES IN PIETRA PECE AND BIANCO FENICE STONE HONED FINISH, CIRCLES IN PINK MARBLE POLISHED FINISH, RECTANGLE IN AZUL MACAUBA POLISHED FINISH AND COPPER STRIP  SATIN FINISH

 

Sikelia was the area that included Sicily.

 

SIKELIA - WALL DECOR
DIMENSIONS: Single tile 14x14x2  cm
MATERIALS: BAS-RELIEF IN CALACATTA MARBLE, CIRCLES IN VERDE ALPI MARBLE POLISHED FINISH, TRIANGLE IN COPPER SFEET SATIN FINISH.


These are three iconic names which are emblematic of a historical period, an idea, a message, the sacred Byzantine domination in Sicily prompting the modern reinterpretation of the decorative opulence, a gift from that period.
The resulting reinterpretation commemorates the mosaics, celebrates and accentuates the beauty and essence of the period.  Marble, gemstones, and metals mixed together in simple geometrical forms give life to modern patterns of great historical significance.


Teodora is the empress, the greatest example of the magnificence of that empire.  Only she could give her name to a dressing table, the most feminine item par excellence dedicated to beauty.
Three fan-shaped mirrors make up its body and structure.  Simple and linear elements come together to create a modern item reminiscent of the past.  Even here, marble and other materials merge together to create a new interpretation of Sicilian tradition.

 

TOLETTA
DIMENSIONS:  118x51x155hcm
MATERIALS: SOLID WOOD STRUCTURE OPAQUE BLACK LACQUERED, SOLID WOOD TURNED AND OPAQUE WHITE LACQUERED AND IRON SHEET VARNISHED WITH AN OPAQUE BLACK POWDER
TOP IN BIANCO FENICE STONE HONED FINISH. 
MIRROR STAINLESS STEEL MIRRORS WITH BIANCO FENICE STONE DECORATION WITH GRAFTS IN PRECIOUS STONES (LAPISLAZZULI, PINK QUARTZ) AND COPPER SHEET.

 

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