Kefa outdoor seat in stone and solid wood, is a rhetorical figure representing the apostle Peter, the first pope, through the use of two archaic and symbolic materials such as wood and stone.
The seat is composed solely of these two materials that are coupled together thanks to a longitudinal groove, obtained in the stone that serves as a support for the seat formed by a trapezoidal prism.
The figure more explicitly represents an architectural portion; a base or a pillar with its beam, while the allegory represents the Church, which takes its origin from Peter on which it rests “You are Peter and on this stone I will build my church”; the lithic matter is perennial, it defends the organic matter that rests on it from decay, in contrast with the wood more subject to attacks and disintegration.
“The project (KEFA Outdoor chair in stone and solid wood) by Alessandro Marelli clearly discusses the concept of stone or the idea of duration and permanence of the objects designed by the design that materialize in the anthropization processes of the environmental space. Its hybrid nature between metaphor, pragmatic experimentation and conceptual experiment allows to highlight a relevant issue for the discipline: the ur-design dimension of the choice of material and the consequent natural form appropriate to the function that arises from it.
It is the approach of an experimenter of construction systems, almost Vitruvian (… Alessandro is an architect … even if he is not) of the enucleation of a simple physical-static principle. Which unites it to the stratified and secular spontaneous practices of observation and use of the elementary resources available in the territories, present in many societies and cultures within the processes of evolution of civilization and the emergence and solidification of material practices and cultures.
Here the allusion is direct: the representation of the concept of the beam with two supports, which is the basis of our history of building and which brings us back, with a contemporary critical look, to the theme of material and formal obsolescence of the objects that surround us . “S.Maffei
- Date : 2013
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