In celebration of their 90th anniversary, family-owned Italian design company Porro presents Cabinet of Curiosities, a collection of unique “boxes” by renowned Italian and international designers. Founded in 1925 in the Brianza region, Porro stands out for its unique capacity to select, process and interpret wood using the latest advances in technology. It is recognized as a “system tailor” thanks to its storage collections that are designed to adapt to--and enhance--any interior environment.
With the box we wanted to convey the idea of a tissue paper: light, thin, made of a single veneering. With a very thin cover – as paper – to be folded at the ends and a cylinder body bending when held. The metal part is nothing but a wire. The hinge is small and accurate – as for glasses – simply asking to open a thin veil of wood. An ephemeral object. Once not functional but simply emotional.
Processing: carpentry, laser processing, manual metal processing.
Finishes: black stained hemlock and copper, made with a wood plate + carbon fibre.
Sizes: diameter 26,8 x H. 10 cm.
Woodwork by Mario Moriggi, inlayer.