An eco-friendly cabinet with hand-carved skulls by Italian designer Enrico Marone Cinzano. The cabinet is made of reclaimed elm wood beams and held together by traditional Chinese joinery. Created in response to his visits to China, the furniture marries ancient and modern through the use of Eastern craftsmanship and Western symbology. Cinzano believes that any product can be made better, more efficiently, and with less waste and describes the purpose of his work as "furthering the cause of sustainability in a modern and aesthetically pleasing way."
As a western person, Chinese writing looks like an aggregation of symbols. Some are aesthetically more pleasing than others, some even more so in their balance. Since so much of Chinese communication is also expressed through symbols, I decided to focus on one particularly balanced and with a positive message: double happiness. Hence the birth of this cabinet. Made of recovered elm from beams that once held up a structure, and sculpted with allegoric rock and roll style hatted skulls, held together without glues but by century old traditional Chinese joinery, this represents my marriage between East and West, ancient and modern. All the measurements are related to the naturally occurring Fibonacci sequence, universal in Nature.