The small up]side[down console is made of handcrafted wood and plexiglass; the form of the two table legs remind a pyramidal trunk – typical of the 18th century – a chunky version of the Louis XVI style. As the title suggests, some elements can be turned the other way round or up, or inside out.
Two of the three transparent boxes on the table top through which architectural pictures can be observed are reversible. By turning them around they become receptacles – able to contain objects of everyday life. Switching them around again the “openings” level off the surface of the tabletop becoming a showcase of little objects which can be taken only by the people who know the “secret” gesture.
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
Item Code : 21422