- Published on Wednesday, 05 April 2017 11:45
Veronica Martinez will present GINKGO unique sculpture chandelier, at Galleria Rossana Orlandi in Milan, from April 4 to 9.
The designer and artist Verónica Martínez will present at Galleria Rossana Orlandi, her new piece GINKGO, a unique sculpture chandelier, inspired by the golden leaves of the Ginkgo Biloba tree. Handmade with the technique lost wax casting, this piece of art will shine during the Milan fair coinciding with the biennial Euroluce.
The Ginkgo biloba is regarded as a sacred tree expressing the notion of yin and yang and it is the longest living tree on the planet. In autumn its green leaves turn golden yellow, and it is this color that inspi- red Verónica Martínez to create the Ginkgo chandelier.
To create a bespoke Ginkgo lamp Verónica goes to her Ginkgo tree and carefully selects branches to use in the creation of the piece. The Ginkgo lamp is made of cast brass, employing the “lost wax” process, a method often used in jewellery making.
The ner stems of the lamp are cast using actual branches from the tree and ve different leaf molds are made for the leaves to be cast in brass. Once they are cleaned after the casting process, the branches and leaves are assembled by skilled sculptors under the careful direction of Veronica, thus creating a unique piece each time.
The chandelier is carefully constructed with ambience in mind and it can be dimmed to the desired intensity of light, creating soft ginkgo leaf shadows that give the feeling of being under the golden tree. The Ginkgo lamp can be created in any size, for ceilings or walls, and also in bronze or aluminum.
The expected collection of the Spanish rm Veronica Martinez Design will be in the Italian capital on the occasion of the design week in Milan. Galleria Rossana Orlandi, one of the best galleries in the world of art and design, has selected the work of Veronica Martinez for this new edition. Veronica Martinez is one of the most talented Spanish designers. Winner of several international awards (Miami 2015, Portugal 2012, London 2011, Madrid 2010, Barcelona 2006), she creates pieces of art with skilled craftsmen sculptors. A defender of artisanal production, Verónica Martínez has opted for the creation of this exclusive and unique piece as presentation of a new line reproducing and emulating nature.
Among the most outstanding collections in which Veronica Martinez uses nature as inspiration are her Autumn Leaf swings (international award in 2012 and 2015), her S-Sculpture bench (international award in 2011) and her interior design “Garden of Dreams” at Casa Decor Madrid (2012). Veronica has a knack for creating timeless designs and art pieces.
GINKGO Chandelier will be located at the Rossana Orlandi gallery reception. Opened in 2002, Galleria Rossana Orlandi has been forecasting along the years new and upcoming designers and establishing the premise as one of the most revered platform for avant-garde Design and Lifestyle.
Verónica Martínez Guerrero was born in Granada, Spain on August 15, 1979.
B.A. in Fine Arts. University of Barcelona. Spain. 1999-2005.
B.A. in Interior Design. Escola Eina Barcelona. Spain. 2001-2004.
In 2010, after 4 years in England working as interior designer for different design and architecture studios, Verónica M. came back to Madrid to establish her studio, where she works with artisans-sculptors to pro- duce her unique pieces inspired by nature created and designed with essential lines.
Verónica Martínez became an internationally renowned and awarded designer exhibiting at some of the most important international fairs such as Milan, Paris and London, presenting her designs as unique and limited edition pieces, representing in essential lines each work. She has designed products for international companies such as TRIBÙ, LAB23 or PORCELANOSA, etc. And developed several interior design projects for private clients. Verónica has also been a product design teacher at IED and EAAI schools in Spain.
She is currently living and working in Madrid creating commissioned works for clients worldwide. As sculptress her artistic name is Verónica Mar, and her career is also brilliant. For further information please visit her website www.veronicamar.net
Prizes: ‘Autumn Leaf Swing’ Urbaverde Portugal (2012) and Emily Award Wolfsonian Museum Miami (2015). ‘S Urban Bench’ HiMacs London (2011). Econciencia ‘Come’ Madrid (2010). “Best Final Degree Project” CODDIGI Barcelona (2006)
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