From the greek «pyr», meaning fire, used to make sparks and set fire when hit against stone or metal, the pyrite mineral is the inspiration for this cabinet. Also known as ‘fool’s gold’, the mineral presents itself as a cuboid crystalline structure and is represented in the piece through an assembly of multiple cubic containers of different volumes and sizes, meeting at odd angles to bring the ‘crystalline inspiration to life. The piece is presented as a majestic ornamental sculpture, half mineral, half abstraction, just like ‘fools gold’. The stoney and irregular base supports the cubist set perfectly, with the structure of pyrite resting on top. The cabinet openings are hidden to create a sense of surprise. Arranged on the 3 sides of the cabinet, they are of different sizes opened in two ways : the three front doors can be tilted whilst the two side doors are hinged. The wooden structure is coated with a special metal-based paint that undergoes complex processing to give it the typical colour of natural pyrite crystal.
Date: October 22, 2022
Cabinet with Portoro marble base.
Weight: kg 120
Reference : FMM/PRT/CBNT/00