The inspiration for this table came from observing the gigantic iron chains which are used for tying up the enormous container ships or transatlantic cruisers.
Spending hours at the port of Ancona we were intrigued by finding a way to build a table structure in the shape of a chain, every bangle connected to the other. Closing the chain, yet achieving a stable structure while at the same time not losing the esthetic beauty of the finished artwork was the challenge this table had up for us.
The sculptural dining-table ‘Chained Up Miami’ was presented by the Ammann Gallery during ArtBasel Design/Miami 2016.
signed and numbered by the artists, comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Dining Table "Chained Up Miami":
Material: Mirror polished stainless steel AISI 316 – Calacatta marble..
Dimensions: Height 760 mm, Width 1150 mm, Length 3200 mm.
Series: Chained Up Miami
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.