THE GENERAL ORO
Brass secretary desk with drawers
Matteo Cibic designed the Vanilla Noir collection for Scarlet Splendour in 2014-15. The collection over the years comprises of over fifty beautiful pieces of furniture finished in resin inlay work painstakingly handcrafted in India. After this collection received worldwide accolades, Scarlet Splendour decided that this collection should be produced in a more opulent and precious material – brass was the obvious choice.
Marquetry is used in the Vanilla Noir Oro collection as brass is meticulously crafted on wood to create strong graphic patterns. Paradoxically, the patterns remain subtle as well because there is no contrasting colour or material used in the inlay. The result has been an elegant, decadent collection, a fine contemporary take on a tradional craft.
The General Oro is a chic study table in brass, which has an extendable writing top, and small details, which is reminiscent of a traditional desk.