Alessandro Mendini “Cubosfera” Glass Sconces for Fidenza Vetraria, 1965, set of four.
This sculptural glass cubic sconce is made of combined concave parts, creating a sphere that functions as a housing for the light bulbs. Mendini used to play with the apparent antithesis between two geometric shapes: while the globe symbolizes dynamism, the cube stands for anti-dynamism, remaining anchored to its four sides. In reality, the two forms are homeomorphic as they can be reciprocally de-touched without having to glue, tear or overlap the surfaces. A result is a design object that stands for essentialism while radiating a subtle aura of sharp, playful aspect.
Height: 6.7 in (17 cm)
Width: 6.3 in (16 cm)
Depth: 6.3 in (16 cm)
Our atelier carefully checked the items. Slight signs of use and time.