Barberini & Gunnell’s limited-edition Cloud Side Table is crafted in orange onyx and solid brass, finished by hand. As the designers explain: “We wanted to kidnap a cloud and slice it into thin sheets… To keep the cloud from escaping, we fastened her to weights disguised as light and golden legs. Now that the cloud is tied to the ground forever, we dressed her up in orange onyx that rested for millennia in the depths of a heavy mountain.”
Atelier Barberini & Gunnell was founded by architect-designers Francesco Barberini, who is from Italy, and Nina A. Gunnell, who is half Austrian, half English, but born in Spain. They create one-off and limited-edition functional art in an industrial idiom.