rekalidis' souvenir desk collection pays homage to italian monuments rekalidis' souvenir desk collection pays homage to italian monuments
sep 05, 2014

rekalidis' souvenir desk collection pays homage to italian monuments

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.

andrea rekalidis italian monuments souvenir desk collection 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. 

andrea rekalidis italian monuments souvenir desk collection bozu
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.

andrea rekalidis italian monuments souvenir desk collection bozu
‘pantheon’

 

 

 

the ‘leaning tower of pisa‘ now functions as an utensil holder that replicates building’s signature appearance of instability.

andrea rekalidis italian monuments souvenir desk collection bozu
‘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.

andrea rekalidis italian monuments souvenir desk collection bozu
‘milan cathedral’

 

 

 

the ‘mole antonelliana’, turin’s major landmark, can simultaneously operate as a paperweight and magnet holder.

andrea rekalidis italian monuments souvenir desk collection bozu
‘mole antonelliana’

 

 

 

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.

andrea rekalidis italian monuments souvenir desk collection bozu
‘colosseum’

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here. 

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