The boiserie Gothik-B and the cupboard Gothik-A designed by Ferruccio Laviani mark the beginning of a manifold narration which combines extremely different styles within the ‘La Recherche’ collection, all connected by the theme of memory, which – as in Proust’s book – is the means for us to evolve through recollection and art.
The collection Gothik takes Fratelli Boffi’s craftsmanship and woodworking tradition to extremes, mixing them with features from Gothic style, juxtaposing, distorting and manipulating them to create a precious, architectural decorative pattern.
The grandiose boiserie Gothik-B presents itself as a tall glass wall with rose windows and vaults, evoking the façade of a work of 12th-century French architecture, a cathedral in the heart of Normandy. The glass wall of the boiserie appears as a decorated piece with ash grey finishings, replacing the lightness of wood to heavy stone blocks, enhanced by stained glass details and cane.
Fratelli Boffi‘s cabinet-making skills and Ferruccio Laviani‘s creativity also originate Gothik-A, where the decorations used for the boiserie – the durmast version of it – grips and envelops a transparent glass case like a cobweb, creating an eclectic piece of furniture.
Gothik-A is an object that gives the surrounding area a contemplative look, enticing those who pass by it to look at it, gazing at the intersecting Neo-Gothic twirls, separated by the unit’s crystal clear surfaces. At the basis of the cupboard, the decoration flows downwards toward four thin legs which make the ensemble look even lighter, almost as if it were suspended.