An ancient rusty iron gate is the guardian of a small garden containing roses and other beautiful flowers that smell of spring; the sectors of the garden are surrounded by well-tended boxwood plants and, within each sector, there are imaginary figures carved in the woods of the garden.
In the garden lives a tiny table, the top of which is an old wooden planking not particularly valuable, but modeled with passion by expert hands. Leaning on the top, there is a beautiful box, inlaid with different types of wood to form the same garden design, and which hides many mythological figures revived by the sunlight that touches them by lifting the lid. These figures move in an orderly manner to reach the area intended for them and remain motionless waiting for the first move.
The light wind, after caressing each shrub and flower, reaches the mythological figures and its vigor envelops them in a vortex and shapes their shape.
The old table supports the trace of the temple of time, the first move must not be thwarted, it must be in tune with everything around it.
Maybe this little box is a chessboard or maybe it's the little garden.
Dimensions: L 42.5 × D 42.5 × H6.5 cm
Materials: black walnut, maple and oak
Limited edition of 200 numbered copies and 6 author's proofs
Handcrafted in Italy
AMDL CIRCLE is the multidisciplinary creative studio founded by the artist, designer and architect Michele De Lucchi
is recognized for his humanistic approach to architecture and design: a long-term vision of the built, always aimed at the quality of life of man and the fate of the planet. The Studio has created the IBM Pavilion in Milan, the Pavilion Zero for the Milan Expo 2015, museum spaces for the Milan Triennale, the Cini Foundation in Venice, the Neues Museum in Berlin and the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome and designed and objects for Alessi, Alias, Artemide, Poltrona Frau and UniFor.