Praised to be the king of gods by ancient Phoenician and Carthaginian civilizations – which spread over the Mediterranean sea from the 8th to 2nd centuries BC – Moloch Ba’al was considered the symbol of purifying fire, fertility, and ambivalent power of light (soul) and darkness (flesh).
From the dawn of time the spirit turned into obscurity with its transformation into matter.
Moloch is usually portrayed as a human character with bull head, sitting in its throne.
TOTEMIC, SOLEMN, AUSTERE, DARK, AND CRYPTIC.
Massive silhouettes of apparent roughness and simplicity contrast with finely handcrafted wooden surfaces of accurate ergonomic angles and CNC milled brass fittings. The seat, a massive solid wood slab, seems to float over the floor, cantilevered under the armrests, which move forward from the rear legs/columns. A lower balustrade distributes the load, giving the whole structure its architectural essence. The distribution of forces, angles, and counterbalances at the joint between the base and the back rest make the main body of the armchair seem to levitate above the ground.
Each piece is numbered out of a 8 units, limited edition.