Copper hand-sculpted side table by Samuel Costantini
Entirely handmade by the artist, each one is unique.
Measures: Diameter 500mm, height 550 mm.
Diameter 19.685, height 21.653 inches
Cylindrical table with oxidized copper top and black burnished iron base. The base is made using scrap rods welded together and then heated by flame until the desired color shade is obtained. These are all manual processes. Made by hand on request.
Time leaves its mark on everything. Its signs are different for each and every one of us, but always tangible. To the touch, an old trunk can bring back all manner of sensations. By closing our eyes we can try to imagine its long life and the events that have shaped it. The golden waves of this table have been created to give this very sensation. The ability to imagine the energy that has shaped this piece simply by touching it. The table is made entirely out of flame-worked brass, the legs are burnished and the top polished.
The ability to create objects lies in the tradition in our hands. In ancient times, they were our only means of realising our thoughts. Artisan is the one with this ability to breathe life into the raw material. Since Samuel Constantin was a young boy has tried to create the objects of his imagination. He has always believed when you make an object you have created yourself it is possible to bequeath something to that object and that my thoughts can be passed on via my hands.
Metal is one of those materials which more than others allow you to give shape to ideas.
Connection with the elements is basic when it comes to my objects being born. The principle element is earth, from which metal originates. The natural world around us is a source of inspiration for new techniques and new objects to be shaped. The earth has, over the centuries, already sculptured the most beautiful works of art. The second element is fire which governs metal. Over time he has come to understand that fire is never my servant. You can think that you dominate it, but in reality you never have full control over it. So fire contributes to the creation of objects as if it were a co-artist.
The concept of the elements, the link with the territory, the precious metals often obtained from recycled materials, techniques from the past and the search for new ones give the creation all the subtleties it requires. This is the essence of Samuel Constantini's creations.
After years of bringing to life the ideas of others, it is now time also to realise our own, giving hands and minds the freedom to experiment and create. There is no production line: Every creation is made by hand and exclusively to order and this enhances the individuality of the pieces, which are all numbered to make each one unique.