(jiří macek) Since we took on a natural tone in previous articles and ventured into forests, I could not help adding more spring joys. The Brazilian dribblers – Campana brothers – have designed a set of admirable haystacks and rows of tree stumps, i.e. a wardrobe, a chandelier, and a table as part of the Barbarians collection for the Italian brand of Edra.
At first, I thought the haystacks in the Edra presentation in Milan were mere decorations that referred to the chandelier. However, one simply had to pull apart the hair on a particular stack and discover its neat compartments. The Caban wardrobe seems to be the spitting image of Campana lights; they look very well together, even though the wardrobe is made from natural cut bast and the chandeliers from polished aluminum. The Cotto table, with a table top structured like a cluster of tree stumps, matches them in a perfect way, even though they may not be tree stumps after all, as their structure is similar to the mirrors presented last year. The official version is also very interesting because it introduces a touch of fresh blood, passion, and ferocity of barbarism into the western world tied with conventions. It does not have to matter what was there in the beginning, as the world created by Campana brothers is always fascinating and full of life – like nature, which I promise to leave out in the next article. That is, if it lets me.
The Italian brand of Edra is represented by the Prague-based showroom of 3DH in the Czech Republic.