COBRA MILLERIGHE Bookcase Sculpture
With its high-quality artisan production and exclusive shapes, this design bookcase immediately seems different from any other bookcase on the market thanks to its many distinctive features.
The element encapsulating its artistic value and immediately distinguishing it is the central "Cobra", a real sculpture made and decorated entirely by hand by combining different sculptural and decorative techniques, many of which were personally conceived by the artist. The internal structure is in stratified wood which is first glued, shaped and sculpted, then entirely covered with a black film with fine, contrasting silver streaks, then painted with a bright glossy finish to accentuate all its nuances. The intrinsic value of each “Cobra” sculpture is its uniqueness which, like all works of art, can never be made identical. The sculpture takes its name from the striped effect (millerighe means striped in English).
The back of the bookshelf has a soft barrel shape and is coated with a paint that leaves a particular metallic effect, after which it is brushed with a matte finish to create a grain and create a sense of centrality and dynamism. The edges of the back are slightly detached from the wall to give it an aerial, floating effect.
The shaped shelves 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 shelves are lacquered in an ice-white tone to strongly stand out from the back section and draw out the Cobra.
Cobra Millerighe enriches and adds a strong character to the environments where it is inserted both as a single decorative element to enrich a wall, or combined with other modern and extemporaneous elements.
The Cobra Millerighe 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