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Castorina & Co

In collaboration with photographer Tom Ross

An evening with Robert



AN EVENING WITH ROBERT. A collaboration between AT THE ABOVE, photographer Tom Ross, and 20th Century Italian furniture specialists Castorina & Co.

All objects have a story, an imprint from their interactions with the world that lends them context. Physical and metaphorical lines of desire, from construction until now. These lines, and their subsequent imperfections create a story and a personality. The object becomes imprinted by its owner, only to be passed down or resold to its next perfect match. The series AN EVENING WITH ROBERT celebrates the notion of an object’s lineage. The metaphorical and physical imprints, like the thought process of its creator, or as simple as the impression of Robert’s silhouette embossed into his favourite chair. A nod to the artefacts of bygone trumping what is new and fast, in a world where objects' stories are blurred from the sheer pace of their production.

Italian Floor Lamp by Giuliana Cesari & Enrico Panzeri for Nucleo
Lauriana Chair by Afra & Tobia Scarpa
Murano Glass Bowl
Gian Nicola Givante Neon for Zerbetto Floor Lamp