Insilvis DAPHNE, coat stand
During its own long-lasting history humanity has always experienced a symbiotic relationships with trees and their fruits, irreplaceable source of protection, nourishment, energy, means for health care. The roots of trees live buried down in the ground but the crowns are aimed towards the sky: trees connect two infinities, thus measuring the boundary line that constitute the human habitat. Trees have longer lives than ours: they are considered wise and silent depositories of the memory of events. Their laws of growth, lately studied by the mathematics of fractals, are symbolic of the vital processes. The reduced presence of nature in the contemporary environment is the reason for an increasing consideration to trees: also an artificial tree, mimetical or even allusive, plays a compensatory role. Trees, with their endless growth, convey the idea of metamorphosis. Daphne was a beautiful female nymph of the Greek mythology who was turned into a bay laurel tree. The coat stand DAPHNE made of stainless steel (base and pole) sand cast aluminium (branches). Coat and clothes stand. Year of production: 2013. Dimensions: cm 28,5 x 38,5 x 167,5. Materials: stainless steel, aluminium.