Article: Christopher George
Contemporary artist Magnus Gjoen has designed a series of sculptures in collaboration with Baldi Home Jewels. Made from 24ct gold plated bronze and semi-precious stones, the collection will be showcased at Salone del Mobile in Milan.
The sculptures take the form of a grenade, Uzi and scarab; and in Magnus’ iconic style, he transforms the shape of something considered so destructive, into an object of beauty and luxury.
Playing with the juxtaposition of nature and the destructive man-made, the sculptures incorporate both bronze trees as well as snakes and butterflies in suspended animation wrapped around grenades.
Magnus Gjoen is known for his contemporary take on traditional masterpieces, often fusing the old with the new, with deep respect for the Renaissance period style and craft.
Baldi has similarly dedicated itself to the creation of art and beauty since 1867, creating unique and timeless pieces that embody the Italian style and centuries-old Florentine craftsmanship. Their collaboration is made up of exquisite custom-made pieces that are considered nothing less than jewels for the home.