Martina Bartoli, 2018
“The essential thing is simplicity. That is why the long path to perfection is horizontal”.
These words were spoken by Philippe Petit, French artist, tightrope walker, mime and juggler who, on 6 August 1974, accomplished his most famous and spectacular feat: the tightrope walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York, at a height of over 400 metres. The candleholder designed by Martina Bartoli for Mason Editions has been named after him.
Consisting of a longitudinal metal bar supporting 10 cm cylindrical elements on both sides, Petit is an object defined by an austere and minimal design, played out on the proportions and distance between the elements to give this project its dynamic look and unusual asymmetry, which sets it apart from the compositional equidistance of more traditional candelabras.
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