rekalidis’ souvenir desk collection pays homage to italian monuments
all images courtesy of andrea rekalidis
people are amazed by forms when they are visually stimulating. interesting shapes can either show us possibilities that we hadn’t considered, or they coincide with things from our past. expanding off of this psyche, andrea rekalidis has designed his ‘souvenir’ series for workshop design brand BOZU.
the full collection in use
the project has rendered five ceramic desk accessories that reinterpret famous italian monuments. the result of translating the large scale volumes down to everyday objects has led to a playful, ironic, and microcosmic display of their architectural details.
each functional piece is made from ceramic
taking note of the oculus that defines the dome of the ‘pantheon’, rekalidis has turned its opening into a pencil sharpener.
the ‘leaning tower of pisa‘ now functions as an utensil holder that replicates building’s signature appearance of instability.
‘the leaning tower of pisa’
the ‘milan cathedral’ has been simplified to a set of two pieces wrapped by a band that secures pencils around its perimeter. when they are placed within the corresponding slots, they mimic gothic spires.
the ‘mole antonelliana’, turin’s major landmark, can simultaneously operate as a paperweight and magnet holder.
the ‘colosseum’ of the collection captures the amphitheater’s elliptical elements to create a curved surface that can hold rubber bands, erasers, and other stationery items.