The raku tea-tables are joyful furniture pieces which combine very different traditions, whilst at the same time, managing to be contemporary thanks to their playful form and unusual combination of antique elements.
The handcrafted raku tea-table II is made of a wooden hexagonal form and a white raku tile in its centre, which reveils a microphotograph of a snow crystal. The small table arises on four antique table legs coming from the 19th century. Stability is achieved through the use of very light but resistant carbon fibre.
The uniqueness of this piece is determined by the antique objects used and the individuality of the raku tile.
Snow, fire and wood. These are the elements, incorporated in this series.
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