The Pool Table LIGHT TROPICS is a collaboration between Hillsideout and Hermelin Billiards Milan – leader in the industry since 1825 – and was built around the concepts of elegance, light, contemporary and handmade design. After the first American Pool tables MEXICO and CHAAC, Hillsideout introduces this light version for home-use. LIGHT TROPICS is smaller in size and 7 times lighter than an American Pool table. The heavy slaten usually used for the top has been substituted with bakelite. The wood used for the pool table are a mix of Italian and certified Amazonian wood. On the one hand it is a very pictorial piece due to the beauty of the hand designed colourful inserts and the four legs are reminiscent of paintings by Lyonel Feininger. On the other the contradictions in the piece remind us of the problems currently facing the Amazonian rain forest.
Hillsideout [antique art design] is a joint project by Andrea Zambelli and Nat Wilms which came to life in 2009 out of a mutual concern and discomfort for the degradation of abandoned sites in the Italian Apennines. Hillsideout expresses the need to transform the state of uselessness but also forgotten stories into practical functionality.View designer’s page
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