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What is behind the design of an object? What are the inspiration elements? In this post I will take you in my personal way of working when design one of my items.
When I design a new product I always take inspiration from the things I love as Nature and Art. For this small cachepot, which resembles a flower, it was inevitable to be inspired by the traditional Japanese “Kamon” (家 紋). These symbols, comparable to western heraldic crests, were used to identify a dynasty (家). The “Mon” (紋) are stylizations encased in circular shapes containing prevalently natural elements such as plants, flowers and animals but also natural entities, celestial or artificial, all represented abstractly. Finally this is the way how my personal “Kamon” is born that originates this colorful flower pots collection.
They are perfect for any room in the home with their contemporary and multicolor look. These ones are not only some pot covers but rather some “organizer”: chocolates, placeholder, party cookies, bonbonniere and, with simple glasses, you can transform them in flowers vases.
Ciao everybody! With this post, we arrived on the top floor of the “Casino Nobile”. Here you can see an interesting collection of “La Scuola Romana” (The Roman School). It is a very impressive collection that fully manages to make this Rome artistic reality in the 900 early decades. What is immediately apparent is the strong connection of the artists with the city of Rome. Through the paintings and sculptures is returned to the today viewer a city now gone but still strong and vibrant in its history.
For me, born and raised in Rome, visit this last part of the Museum was very exciting but, believe me, I assure you it will be the same for you!
When I was a child, I often playing in this wonderful garden because I lived nearby. Everything was decadent and the buildings unsafe and closed to the public. But, from the early 2000s, when the restoration started, everything has changed and Villa Torlonia returned gradually to the past wonderful glories! Situated along the way “Nomentana”, Villa Torlonia is not right in the center of Rome and maybe for that it is less known by much of the tourism but believe me when I tell you that it is worth spend a day!
It would be impossible to describe all the “Villa” in a single post because is composed of several buildings and several gardens, so I decided to lead to your discovery little by little.
Today I would like to focus on the main building called “Casino Nobile” residence of the Princes Torlonia until the early 1800s is now a very interesting and beautiful museum. The structure as you can see today, was started by the architect Valadier took charge of the restoration and enlargement commissioned by Giovanni Torlonia and finished by the architect Caretti who enriched it even more.
The “pronao” with its Ionic columns is majestic and in elegant contrast with the terracotta pediment of Rinaldo Rinaldi depicting “Bacchus triumphant return from India on a chariot pulled by tigers”.
It is so romantic walk through the Doric columns of the two porches, it seems to be magically to another time.
I absolutely recommend to you to sit on a bench nearby to admire the beauty of this ancient palace or stay in its “company” and read a good book. I could not resist and I had to put me to knot one of my necklaces, this place always inspires me so much!
Monumental and severe, this building hides inside a treasure trove of artistic wonders housed on three floors. But you will can discover these wonders only in the next posts. So… keep in touch!