Tino Valentinitsch uses the illusory effect of the rhombic pattern, a popular ornament in design and architecture since antiquity, to create a timeless and visually enticing object. The cut tetrahedon that Valentinitsch designed for The Bolognese interacts with the observer in an unusual way, further enhancing the optical play of the patterns to create a tangible shape.
EDITION TWO THE BOLOGNESE
LIMITED TO 15 PIECES
DESIGNER TINO VALENTINITSCH
DIAMETER 58 cm / 29’’ HEIGHT 47.5 cm / 18.7’’
MATERIAL 19th CENTURY PARQUETRY,
MADE OF OAK, MAPLE AND NUT
The Bolognese works as a side table, a stool and as a eye-catching interior statement.
The 150 year-old rhombic parquetry possesses an alluring effect achieved by the combination of
oak, maple and NuT details. The title refers to its origins of a demolished mid 19th century villa in Bologna.
Its new three-dimensional shape serves to enhance the effect of the original parquet; an already altered perception of the surface, achieved through the rhombic alignment of woods is further underlined by its unusual form. This works especially well in combination with other Bolognese pieces.
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ABOUT THE DESIGNER
TINO VALENTINITSCH IS AN AUSTRIAN PRODUCT AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER BASED IN VIENNA AND NEY YORK. HIS EYE FOR QUALITY MAKES HIM A DESIGN COLLECTOR HIMSELF AND ADDS A TIMELESS ATTITUDE TO HIS OWN DESIGNS.