Balance / 2013

Exhibition 'BELVEDERE' in Salone del Mobile 2013

Supported by FAI + Fabrica

Photo by Marco Zanin

Balance Scale

An object inspired by a place of Italian heritage - Villa dei Vescovi, located in the province of Padova. The piece is part of the BELVEDERE Collection by Fabrica Design Department, exhibited during Milan Design Week 2013.

The balance is a symbol of the harmonious relationship between architecture and nature which characterises Villa dei Vescovi. This balance is represented by two elements that epitomise the link between the house and its setting: an arch and stone. The first is a common architectural element seen in the loggias, the windows, the doors and in the frescos as a sign of the passage between the interior and the exterior or as a pictorial illusion that seemingly breaks through the wall to open it onto fantasy landscapes.

The stones are local, they come from the chalky and volcanic hills surrounding the villa. The material chosen for the body of the balance is wrought iron, widely used for the gates of the villas of the Veneto and for outdoor furniture; it was worked by a craftsman from Torreglia.