The Crooked Doll’s house is part of the crooked furniture collection and represents a bedside table full of surprises.
This unique piece is made of 4 wooden columns of which the 2 columns in front derive from an old psyche, a cheval glass, from the Empire style in 1810. Instead, the form of the 2 transparent columns made of epoxy resin originates from the style of “Louis Philipp I” from 1860.
The wooden legs are curved, which represents the main element of the crooked furniture collection. The entire wooden structure above the legs and columns, which is made from handcrafted chestnut and nut wood, becomes a true light-box using the switch found on one side of the furniture piece. When the light is turned on, the antique blue glass in front appears as a pleasant nocturnal light and the mirror on the top reveals a hidden image. This photographical image is a little secret as it can be seen only when the light is turned on. Otherwise it is just a mirror.
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