Stefania Di Petrillo invites us to take our places at the table, all around the same table. As a gorgeous dining room that anyone can choose to install wherever he wants, A Tavola! is a height of elegance and a symbol of sharing.
The size of a standard pallet to transport it (1000 x 1200 mm), the rough chestnut box is enigmatic. A crate for transporting works, when moving, fragile material, any guess is good when confronted with this closed object that acts as an all-purpose container.
The box is taken apart and re-assembled via simple, clever mechanisms.
It is unveiled with delicacy and refinement, raising the ritual of the meal to its climax. Laying the table and taking one’s place require the body to move and clearly aesthetic gestural acts to be performed.
Supported by a removable leg, two side flaps form a sort of tabletop when raised. On the other two sides, like four drawers opposite each other become four benches for twelve persons. The table is dresses up. The meal can begin.
From a text written By Jeanne Quéheillard
A TAVOLA! project has been developed for the first time in 2008 by Stefania Di Petrillo during her participation in “Résidences de l’Art en Dordogne“.
Together with this project were imagined and launched the very first prototypes of Variopinte enameled plates.
Oak and chestnut, old looking and rot resistant.
Each table is fitted with 4 strong wheels for easy moving.