COBRA CANALETTO Bookcase Sculpture
This piece of high-quality artisan production and refined design has a strong and extemporaneous character, with various distinctive features.
The element encapsulating its artistic value and immediately distinguishing it is the central "Cobra", a real sculpture made entirely by hand by combining different sculptural and artisan cabinet-making techniques, many of which were personally conceived by the artist. The sculpture is made from several layers of essences of precious woods, with the canaletto walnut standing out above all, giving the bookshelf its name. Its intrinsic value lies in the uniqueness of each single "Cobra", which can be replicated but will never be identical in shape and colour.
The back of the bookshelf has a soft barrel shape; the segments of canaletto walnut used to form it are placed next to each other to create a "sunbeam" effect that radiates centrality and dynamism. The edges of the back are slightly detached from the wall to give it an aerial, floating effect.
The shaped shelves are lacquered in a warm white matte and all differ in shape, size or workmanship. Each one has an asymmetrical profile and is set by the vertical "Cobra", misaligned relative to the centre of the bookshelf's back section in order to balance the edges and curves, fullness and voids, and to rebalance the overall volume.
The scenic effect is completed by the insertion of LED luminaires, cleverly hidden thanks to their insertion in both the central sculpture and laterally sunken into the back to emphasise the floating effect.
Cobra Canaletto enriches and adds character to the environments where it is inserted, both as a single decorative element to enrich a wall or combined with other classic or modern elements.
The Cobra canaletto bookcase sculpture is one of the utmost expressions of the concept of applied art by the artist and designer Gianni Arosio: “When conceiving a product, it must be beautiful, functional and immediately useful, but it must also maintain these characteristics and improve over time "
Width: 196 cm
Height: 225 cm
Depth: 47 cm