RENZO E MATTEO PIANO / C.R. & S. RIVA1920
Earth table is featured by a top made of resin and thousnad-year old Kauri wood from New Zealand, it wants to be a stylized representation of the earth, the wooden parts metaphorically representing the continents and the resin sections the oceans. The texture of wood and the transparency of the resin are capable of creating a fascinating interplay of light and shadow.
The special base, in dark iron with tubular section and visible welding, designed by Renzo Piano, that echoes the original design of table “Antico” for the initiative of “Ground Zero … Ground Heroes” in 2001, symbolizes the tangle of the reinforcement of buildings protruding from the rubble following the collapse of the Twin Towers.