Luciano Colantonio gallery in Brescia presents a console and a coffee table, objects that seem still immersed in the underwater world

Luciano Colantonio gallery presents the console and the coffee table SUBACQUEI (underwater), a limited series designed by Studiocharlie and produced ad hoc, made from primordial geometries, using materials that recall the ocean depths.

The iron of the structures has a chemical immersion finish that protects the surface from corrosion. This industrial process is used in this case to give the material a strong, iridescent, unpredictable appearance.

It is as if the objects had remained on the seabed for a long time, and the saltiness and natural elements had left their mark, transforming the material and modifying the color.

The tops are in sea blue transparent glass. The light passes through them and colors the structures, turning the chromatic irregularities into cold tones. They are objects that seem still immersed in the underwater world.

Luciano Colantonio gallery in Brescia -with Bergamo Italian Capital of Culture for 2023- is focused on Italian furniture from the 30s, 40s, and 50s, and in particular on the works of Ponti, Caccia Dominioni, Albini, Gardella and Borsani.

The gallery opened in 1989, the realization of an idea I had nurtured since my youthful years. My interest immediately focused on Italian furniture from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, especially the work of Milanese architects Ponti, Caccia Dominioni, Albini, and Gardella,” says Luciano Colantonio. “Another field of research was the furniture designed by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, the mirrors and lighting of Fontana Arte, together with the entire production of Piero Fornasetti and the Murano manufactures. I have not neglected other areas of the applied arts, such as the great ceramic manufacturers of Richard-Ginori and Laveno, and other perhaps lesser-known authors, who have however always maintained a high level of quality and taste.”.

Contemporary artists who prefer the use of ceramics and glass for their works are periodically exhibited in the gallery.