Mount Vesuvius, explosive, alive, ancient and unmistakable against the landscape of southern Italy. ‘Plinio’ was created to capture Vesuvius in its most explosive state, in the middle of an eruption, specifically, the Plinian eruption of 1944, the last to date. Plinio is made of the basalt (lava) stone which emanates from volcanic eruptions and provides a vivid illustration of the beginnings of a pyroclastic flow, as superheated gas and rock are blasted into the atmosphere. The haunting depiction of the eruption is vividly captured in the table design, leaving little to the imagination. The black glass often formed in the process of an eruption rests atop and provides a smooth, elegant surface, belying the dramatic and seemingly-dynamic base, as a further contrast of rough and smooth surfaces create an even stronger intensity.
Date: October 22, 2022
Table / console base in lava stone, steel structure and bespoke smoked glass top.
Weight: kg 180
Reference : FMM/PLN/CNSL/00