August 20, 2019 | Furniture
Acqua Alta by Studio 14
This minimal mirror with an openable wooden cabinet is one of the pieces in the furniture series called Carabottino. It is designed by CARA \ DAVIDE, a design studio based in Milan. It is a collaboration between Cara Judd (South Africa) and Davide Gramatica (Italy). They work in the fields of product design, event curation and offer creative consultancy to companies and private clients.
A wooden grating in a two-dimensional form traditionally made with wooden slats, Carabottino is considered to be an accessory element of relative importance, similar to window and door frames, an architectural component that is not perceived as an object in itself – there are no Carabottino objects or Ccarabottinos that have become objects. Its graphic appearance, a consequence of its construction logic, makes it recognizable and punctuated by vertical and horizontal intersections; the interplay of full and empty spaces, of images that overlap and are filtered through their weave, makes them vibrant as if they were moving paintings.