Timeline by Luca Nichetto for Skultuna

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Timeline by Luca Nichetto for Skultuna

Stockholm 2011: Venetian designer Luca Nichetto will present this series of brass bowls for Swedish brand Skultuna at Stockholm Furniture Fair next week.

Timeline by Luca Nichetto for Skultuna

Called Timeline, the dishes are scored with grooves that will darken over time as the brass oxidises but isn't cleaned away from the depressions.

Timeline by Luca Nichetto for Skultuna

Stockholm Furniture Fair takes place 8-12 February.

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The information below is from Nichetto:


Timeline embodies the articulation of time. In the Timeline collection of brass bowls, the very passage of time itself becomes a decorative element: a pattern of circles incised in the surface of the objects undergoes an increasing process of oxidation with each passing day, thereby generating a contrast of light and dark.

The idea behind these small multi-use bowls came from Luca Nichetto’s childhood in Venice. When he has little, he would watch his grandmother polish the traditional brass door knockers on her front door. After being cleaned, these objects, which took a variety of forms and were typical of Venetian homes, always remained darker in the grooves and incised areas where the cleaner’s hand or brush could not remove the oxidation.

Design: Luca Nichetto
Client: Skultuna
Exhibition: Stockholm Furniture Fair (Stand AG:34B);
Designgalleriet (Odengatan 21), Stockholm


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