Comprised of hundreds of layers of clay, these distinctive lamps evoke imagery of convoluted contour lines, turbulent water currents, and wood grain. When illuminated, they become even more dramatic in their sculptural appeal. Each white earthenware base measures 17 inches in height. Rectangular forms (left) are approximately 6 1/2″ wide on each side. Cylinder forms (right) are approximately 7 1/2″ wide in diameter. Fitted with a 15″ x 16″ x 10″ drum shade, the total height is approximately 29 inches. Shown here with white matte glaze and silk pebble shades.
Continuing the experiment with wrapping rubber, these lamps are the newest edition. They mimic the visual language of the ceramic lamps, topographical lines reflecting water currents or wood grain.
Comprised of hundreds of layers of clay, these distinctive bowls evoke imagery of convoluted contour lines, turbulent water currents, and wood grain. The bowls come in three sizes:
XL, 9″ height x 18” diameter
Standard, 7″ height x 14″ diameter
Bambino, 6″ height x 7″ diameter
Aesthetically similar to the Hemisphere bowls, the Biggio bowls are comprised of layers of recycled bicycle inner tubes. The layered effect references topography, water currents and wood grain.
Introduced in 1974, the now ubiquitous pictograms of men and women serve as efficient standardized signage. Yet there really is no standard – even the most uniform figures vary in their dimensions, cut of the arms, broadness of the shoulders, and connectivity of the head to the body. Add to the mix variations in proportion, posture, attire, cultural signifiers, and some implausible inseams and the differences become even more pronounced.
For years I have collected pictograms throughout the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia. I’ve transferred some of my favorites, from the well designed to the amusingly awkward, onto plates that are suitable for display or dining. Instead of using place cards at your next dinner party, set these plates out and let guests find their place by choosing which pictogram best represents them. Heated conversations on identity issues and sexism will inevitably ensue and the party is sure to be a huge success.