Fùrca Console Table
In a time when the Sardinian countryside is quieting down into soft rains that will nurture the next year’s harvest, Pretziada had the pleasure of hosting an extended residency with the newly formed Mimo Studio. Over three months, Raphaelle Lhuillier and Margaux Padrutt studied the fluctuating rhythms of the countryside and the stark beauty of the landscape. The result is the collection Fùrca, three pieces that refer directly to their lived experience on the island.
Inspired both by the natural extrusions of stone monoliths found throughout the forest and the geometric forms found in historic agricultural tools, Fùrca is a collection that plays with a visual language that combines both the rudimentary and the refined. The shapes that make up these objects are a contrast in natural and human-made shapes; they refer to spontaneous forms we find both in nature and vernacular objects but also to the resolute architecture of rural places.
The finish, a repetition of a slightly green and black stain, creates a variegated and smooth materiality.
This table is born from a study of the totemic nature of large boulders throughout the rural countryside of Sardinia. These rocky spaces often contain hidden traces of the prehistoric Nuragic peoples, whose interventions in transforming natural landscapes into places of devotion are not always immediately apparent. The Fùrca Console Table uses its verticality together with subtle interventions to recall a sculpture that lives between two worlds.
Materials and Dimensions
Hand carved chestnut wood, stained.
H 100 cm x D 35 x W 120 cm