The bookstand produced for the San Rocco Book of Copies exhibition at the Architectural Association in London results from the interplay among rational and pragmatic decisions together with irrational and formal choices. Rational because its shape is a line crossing the whole room that allows just the minimum space to circulate around, its measures and rhythm are dictated by the numbers of copies to be displayed on it and its puzzle-like construction allows to dismantle, recompose, and adjust it each time necessary. Irrational because the metal structure is colored of a mysterious blue-black, its equilateral triangular section its hardly recognizable and a beautiful ornament is hidden inside its two heads; the skinny legs resembles feet of a walking crow.
Exhibition: 2013 / Location: AA Architectural Association, London / A project for: San Rocco Magazine - Book of Copies / Curators: Giovanni Piovene, Pier Paolo Tamburelli / Promoted by: Vanessa Norwood, AA Architectural Association / Project team: Ambra Fabi, Giovanni Piovene, Carlotta Capobianco, Andrea Zucchi / Graphic design: pupilla grafik / Photo credits: Teresa Cos
Book of copies