Bookend Set

by Piedrafuego

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Dimension LxWxH (cm): 10x10x10
Open Editions Material : Lava Stone
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Our bookend set is handcarved in basaltic stone in San Lucas Evangelista, México. The volume evokes a basic architectural typology: the staircase. The monumental pyramids of Mesoamerica were built using the talud-tablero system, a succession of slopes and steps made out of basaltic slabs. Centuries later, Luis Barragán treated stairs as subtle sculptural elements that emerged from the landscape, as we can appreciate in his work in “El Pedregal”.

The set includes two bookends, each of 10 x 10 x 10 cm.

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Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 21 × 21 × 21 cm
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Piedrafuego

The studio was born in 2013 as Álvareztostado, experimenting with materials and artisanal mexican craft techniques. In 2016 the studio transformed itself into Piedrafuego, honoring the transformation of materials -the meeting of human hands and earthly resources- the subsequent dialogue between materials and those who make our objects. The studio also develops architectural projects, artisanal manufacturing and interior design.

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As Belgium is a small country without a very distinctive, nationalistic pride, artists and designers can work in complete freedom. There’s no higher purpose to be served. Creations can be the most individual expression of the most individual emotion. Thanks to this liberal creative climate – in combination with a strong, historical artistic tradition and qualitative art schools – Belgian art, design, and its collectors have gained international recognition for their avant-gardism. Besides, Belgium has always been a melting pot of different cultures, combining both German and Roman influences. This historical context gives designers the opportunity to colour outside the lines and outspokenly explore the borders between art, design, crafts, and industry. Strict typologies are left behind; rather, banal materials are transformed for a high-end context and meaningful stories are transmitted as an extra emotional layer. In doing so, these emancipated creations break out of traditional frames of reference, open up to everyone, and stand with both feet in our multicultural and multi-layered contemporary society. Visit the Contemporary Design Market x ADORNO collection in person at: TOUR & TAXIS Gare Maritime Rue Picard, 11 – 1000 Brussels, Belgium Saturday, 24 September (9.00 - 18.00) Sunday, 25 September 2022 (9.00 - 17.00)