The line of the discourse that guides this piece is the need to reflect an inherent human condition: the constant longing of the search for transforming reality. This results in a contradiction between the natural way in which we appropriate the reality and the form that we want to give it; we transform it and experience it to satisfy the desire to control nature. This object supports in itself the contradiction of the outside/inside, the artificial in the natural. With this piece, we seek to define a metaphor confronting the relation of similarity with the archetypes of nature. Montaña lays on the table the essence of the natural world from which we are growing distant.
The “Montaña” Coffee Table has a polished marble top and a mountain chain wrought underneath which you can discover by the reflection of the mirror below. This piece achieves its function when the user reveals this hidden metaphor.
The structure are cold rolled powder coated metal bars welded to brass plates that support the surfaces. The top is sculpted in a Mexican marble stone called “Huichapan”; the lower top is made of a laser cut bronze mirror.