Margarita – aluminium
- Designer:Roberto Matta
Paradisoterrestre Edition 2019
First production: Simon International, 1971
Materials: cast aluminium
Dimensions: cm W 88 D 48 H 135 | in W 34,6 D 18,9 H 53,1
Weight: kg 28 | lb 62
This “functional work of art” represents in an exemplary way the concept of Ultramobile, operation conceived by Dino Gavina in 1971 with the aim of adapting in a surprising way the surrealist object to daily use. Margarita was cast in bronze the first time to fix an idea: it is a petrol can, opened up like a daisy, a barrel turned into a tribal throne.
Almost 50 years after the first prototypes and the very few works actually produced by Simon International, the re-edition of Margarita in a brand new aluminium version has been possible thanks to Alisée Matta.
Limited edition of 25 pieces, with engraved identification number and artist’s signature. Each piece is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.