ROCHESTER | Bookcase
Rochester falls are one of the most spectacular sites on the island of Mauritius. The relatively rapid cooling of an ancient thick lava flow caused the formation of these distinctive hexagonal and polygonal column-like basalt rocks, on top of which the river Savanne still flows.
The design of the items in this collection is complex and elegant. The Rochester collection features a sideboard, a cabinet, a shelf and a set of three floor lamps. The design emulates Rochester Falls’ columnar basalts through a wooden-brass topography, as though the whole pieces originated from a single block of timber crystalized into a multitude of hexagonal columns. The cabinets are composed of more than 3,000 pieces of hexagonal columns that are hand-carved in solid Wenge and Walnut wood skilfully finished, all reassembled and fixed together one by one, by hand.
The wooden internal structure is lined in premium quality Italian leather, with a gold and bronze leaf finish and gold-finished mirrored metal sheets. The metal parts are all polished solid brass hexagonal columns.
Bookshelf made of six Solid Wenge hexagonal shaped shelves and Solid Brass vertical supports casted to hexagonal shape.