There are gestures, smells and shapes that in a few seconds have the ability to take us to a memory of another, distant life. Black Swan is a tallboy that reminds us of when we were children and we looked for dreams in drawers, not things.
Black swan is a tallboy made of solid elm wood, worked strictly by hand enhancing the wood’s natural veining.
As other Poems in Wood, it borrows its name from a famous ballet “The Swan Lake”, and the symbol of the black swan becomes a source of inspiration to describe “a one-time event, that doesn’t fall into the frame of regular expectations”, as Nassim Nicholas Taleb writes in his namesake essay.
So a bedroom tallboy, thanks to a particular feature of design, leads us to a gesture that is capable of unlocking a memory.
To understand which one, all we have to do is look into its drawers…
The rarest, unpredictable and unexpected event is thinking of becoming children again.
– Black swan-
Column measures: L 100 cm x P 45 cm x A 154 cm