If you like contrasting and unusual furniture pieces, this one may catch your eye. The Greek artist Vasilis Markostian presented a cabinet, consisting of two panels made out of glass on the top and wood in the lower part. It resembles the vitrine at first sight but when u open it, you’ll be surprised cause the author left some objects here.
Upon opening the doors, you’ll see a bust of a man on the first shelf centrally placed and surrounding of trees, similarly geometricized as the man himself. On the shelf below common industrial, utilitarian and high-tech products from the’90s culture, such as portable radio tape players, lighters, electric cookers, computers and laptops stand in pairs; they are thoughtfully arranged in a symmetrical way so that shapes, sizes and colors respond to each other and, at the same time, they serve a deliberate rhythmic compositional strategy.
All objects are surrogate items, meticulously constructed out of wood, and it is this undoing of the manufacturing process that salvages the artisanal modes from a return into an attitude of design culture. they are fake to show us that all these things around don’t matter much.