Gooses, cows and pigs inspired designer Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba to create Sending Animals, an animal-shaped wood furniture range resulting from the designer's passion for nature. “Animals and their silhouettes really captivate me: it's sort of a atavistic, ancient call because of our instinct and our bond with nature” says Raimondi Malerba. “This is one of the reasons that lead me to investigate the relationship between man and nature in order to find the perfect way to depict our behaviour, as well as other bizarre dynamics”.
From passion to work, from theory to practice, from an idea to the actual project. Passing through the designer's studio, farm animals get to our homes in the form of unexpected pieces of furniture. Lines recall the silhouette of a goose, a cow or a pig; dimensions are as many as the uses of such design items, since their inner hidden compartments allow each “animal” to store and display a wide range of things, from books to dishes, from antiques to photographs. The collection is characterized by a particular processing which also leads to the creation of packing cases. “Each product's imperfection is its own peculiar feature”, Raimondi Malerba explains “as I chose to completely replicate the packing case processing”.
On the one hand, linking animals with packing cases sounds funny and weird; on the other, it's aimed at reminding that we must be respectful towards nature; moreover, it also recalls an imaginary world where animals can actually be shipped.
Produced and distributed by Seletti, Sending Animals is a bold ironic collection that will bring a fun original touch to your home, as well as make you reflect, because “irony is a serious matter, as long as you can make someone both smile and ponder”.
PHOTO COURTESY: Studio Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba