Sipario Collection honours two of the main characters on the scenic architecture for the theatre among the traditional Italian excellences: the cabinet-making and the passementerie. As the biggest theatres in the world were decorated with curtains weaved by Italian looms, in the same way Sipario Collection carries on the stage storage units full of citations. The Cabinet makes two different volumes and material interact with each other: a volume on the top is like a scenic box made entirely of wood multifaceted in the corners and very strict, and a light and colored passementeries on the base. The outcome is a contrast between what we consider as light and heavy and as matt and silky. The Tripolino fringes which cover the base can be moved by a simple gesture. In here is hidden a storage room. The upper part, that is in oak wood or 'Canaletto' walnut, is an austere and material shell, but still sophisticated, cutted like a diamond. Sipario symbolizes in terms of design the 'mise-en- scene' of the atmosphere that reigns on the stage in the historic theatres. The inspiration comes from a study of the Italian-style theatres: wooden 'emiciclo', perspectival backstages and deep stage.
Photo credits: Durame