Guggenheim Cigarettes & Cigars Round

Michele Chiossi

As Simple And Multi-Faced As Air
Time and smoke pass, ashtrays remain. As everlasting as marble, as elegant as a concentric circle of smoke spreading through the air.
Chiossi revisits the most classic of living room accessories – never forgotten despite years of the legitimate battle against smoking to assert a shape that stylishly contains, that enhances every surface, like a flash of light mirrored in the marble white of a zig zag.
Contemporary
Tuscan sculptor Michele Chiossi, has found in marble a medium to describe modernity with its myths and symbols, creating the Contemporary collection. An emoji can be a tray; an emoji heart, not necessarily pierced by an arrow, can be a place of creativity in the kitchen, a chopping board or a working surface; a dash; a zigzag; granting the marble a moment of levity, becoming vertical in a vase; reflecting an ideal image of ourselves. Unique objects to be experienced as a couple, to gift to friends, jewels of our daily lives.
Technical Information
Marbles
  Bianco Michelangelo
Dimensions

Ø 16 x 3 cm
Ø 6.3 x 1.2 in

Made in Italy, hand finished.
Useful Information

MMAIRO marble products are made of valuable materials and need to be handled with care. Any difference between similar objects and from their picture on the catalogue are due to the nature of the marble, and costitute an additional value of each piece, making it truly unique and special. The contact with acid or corrosive substances may adversely affect the surface. Hand washing is recommended. Special stain treatment, where necessary food compatible.
Michele Chiossi

His research is defined by the ongoing analysis of the mood that marks our daily lives, which he manifests through original still-lives and poetic reveries. He renews language by reprogramming sculpture. In fact, he revisits the shapes of his distinctive zigzag marks and rewrites the statuary through the plasticity of the modelled, using precious materials (specifically marble) and technological ones (neon, urethane rubber, epoxy resins), often combining them. Michele exhibition activity started in 1996 in prestigious art galleries with personal or collective exhibitions and he is present in the most important Italian and international art fairs.

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