Red-Black Table by Nucleo for the 150th anniversary of ItalyApril 22nd, 2011 - Posted in Furniture Design
Nucleo, a collective of artists and designers, have created Red-Black table to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. Nucleo, a collective of artists and designers, is participating in the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. Nucleo exhibits two unique pieces, Red-Black tables, at the exhibition ‘Il futuro nelle mani. Artieri domani’ (Il futuro nelle mani. Artisans Tomorrow) at Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Torino. The exhibition is curated by Enzo Biffi Gentili and open between the 17th March – 17th of November, 2011. The Officine Grandi Riparazioni is a fascinating and monumental industrial building complex from the late nineteenth century, originally built for construction and maintenance of locomotives. The Red-Black tables represent two distinctive and important features of the creation of the Italian identity. They are inspired by the myths of two organizations that together shaped the history of the unification of Italy. Carboniferous is designed and created by Piergiorgio Robino and Stefania Fersini. The Carboniferous table is influenced by the illegal congregation of the Carbonari and tells the Italian story of secrecy and conspiracy. Garibaldi used red woolen textile that once were worn by butchers to create the uniforms of his men. The shirt itself is a symbol of fellowship with a group. Red is a colour linked to the principle of life.