Sangaku 

for Driade

2021

Sangaku is a fun game of intersections, rotations and dimensional changes.In Japanese culture,Sangaku are geometric problems engraved on wooden tablets, which in most cases illustrate problems involving circles and ellipses inscribed one inside the other. This gave rise to the idea of inscribing four different circles, two with a radius of 40 cm and two with a radius of 20 cm, within an imaginary circle of 50 cm, creating a new element governed by invisible but nevertheless perceptible geometric relationships. The points of intersection among the various elements become the legs supporting the four different tops, which skillfully fill and differentiate the space, creating a perfect mix of solids and voids.The four colour tones–blue,green, yellow and black-and the colourful images impressed in the glass give Sangaku a contemporary language full of energy.

The small table is composed of four circular tops overlapping each other in the two diameters of 82and 42 cm. The"geometrical" construction of the table is based on circles inscribed among them to obtain an overall size of 100x82 cm and a height of 41 cm.The top extra-clear layered glass,digitally printed in grey gradient.

Art director: Fabio Novembre.

PH Iacopo Barattieri.