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atlas collection.

COFFEE-TABLE

The reason the legendary 8th continent Atlantis sunk in just one day and a night is unclear and perhaps because of this it continues to be an enigma. Did it really exist? It is however alive in our imagination - if its existence cannot not be proved neither can it's inexistence. Nothing has been found so far. But what would happen if…? What would happen if single objects were to appear from the depths of the ocean? And how would we put these pieces together? How many possibilities would there be?

 

Playing with this idea, we created our first furniture piece, a coffee table called ATLAS which marks the beginning of a collection of utopian furniture pieces that could have belonged to the greek Titan Atlas, the first king of the paradisiacal and highly civilised island of Atlantis.

 

Photo: Serena Eller

 

Of course it could not be an ordinary piece of furniture since it has lain in the depths of the Atlantic for over 2500 years. It is made of metal, because the island was famous for that. Its archaeology, however, has adapted to its destiny. Therefore it is destroyed and somehow different. Its soul is made of water, because it cannot exist without water and this water has "frozen" in its liquid state to become glass. Robust and fragile at the same time. To our surprise the combination of its inherited character makes it once again usable.

Used materials: bronze, Murano glass

Dimensions: cm L 120 x D 60 x H 35 | unique edition of 8 + 1 a.p.