We took a revolver, deadly and provocative, put it on display without any taboo, even illuminating it. But at the same time locking it up in a solid block of acrylic glass, visible, fascinating but completely untouchable, useless. The lamp is named after a sadly enough very famous killing machinery: THE COSA NOSTRA.
Observing from different angles the reflection creates the sight of one or more revolvers drawning in the acrylic glass: impossibile to understand which is the real or the reflected image.
signed and numbered by the artists, comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Light Sculpture "COSA NOSTRA":
Material: Highly polished acrylic glass, base upholstered in leather
Source of illumination: LED
Dimensions: Height 270 mm, Width 250 mm, Length 250 mm
Series: COSA NOSTRA
Production: Hand Made
Brand: Barberini & Gunnell
About the brand
The Atelier Barberini & Gunnell was founded by the architects and designers Francesco Barberini and Nina A. Gunnell as the result of a passion followed for a long period of time, creating artworks far from the industrial reality; one-off pieces and limited editions.
The choice of the best and most precious materials, the maniacal cure for detail are the basis of their modus operandi aiming to create timeless pieces.
Every artwork has its inspirational background, it’s story.
Gigantic Spiders as tables which pass by the forests of enormous Mangrove floor lamps, transparent, yet heavy glass Origami tables, Chained up tables which seem to revolt against the immobility of the four legs.
Abandoning the mere functionality and rediscovering emotions; from the warm perfume of wood, losing oneself in the transparent magic of crystal to the cold and sterile steel, thought by mankind for mankind, mirror polished symbol of progress.
Barberini & Gunnell collaborate with the auction houses Sotheby’s, Bonhams, Tajan, Dorotheum, international galleries Priveekollektie, Ammann and private collectors.
The bench Get Lost! in mirror-polished stainless steel, limited edition of 12, was selected by New York architect Peter Marino for the DIOR flagship store in London.