The "Buontalenti" table (unique piece with possibility to customize) is a theatrical plastic expression that honors the great Fiorentino architect, designer and set designer "Bernardo Buontalenti" (Florence, 1536 - 1608) famous for his innumerable contributions to the Italian Renaissance.
This particular installation made up of 2 pieces is inspired by the extraordinary tables of the Medicean banquets from the 16th century where fantasy and theatricality merged for guests' enjoyment. Buontalenti had an important participation in the staging, set design, fashion and even gastronomy.
The work emulates the Renaissance scenographic idea through two elements, separated from each other but still united through a single link: LIGHT, with an emitting element (a circular table from which the light beam emanates) and a reflector element (a pendant piece
of art) that serves as a reflective element.
The temperature and power of the light is at the discretion of the owner of the piece. The light turns the piece into a customizable playful element.
These two 100% metallic pieces combined creates an homogeneous light bouncing in the piece's creases. Its brightness creates a beautiful ambient light that showers the space and creates an elegant atmosphere that emulates the distinguished halls of the Medicean palaces by candlelight.
Author: Arch. Alfredo Di Mauro.