Client / Colé. Italian Design Label
Year / 2017
Libra is a simple solid wood shelf, suspended by a central steel belt, which appears in perfect balance, supporting the equilibrium of objects loaded at its ends. The metal support surrounds the convex wood base deforming itself and generating a material illusion: at first glance, it looks like a leather belt. The image that inspired the project is, in fact, the traditional port-books belt, used by our grandparents before the advent of schoolbags. Actually, inside the wooden shelf, is hidden a metallic flat bar fixed to the support structure that makes the object stable and resistant.
Concept and design / Martinelli Venezia