DEZEEN Magazine , featured Ziggy Cabinet by Leonardo Di Caprio

February 2017
Text : Alice Morby

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Leonardo Di Caprio – a designer that shares his name with the Hollywood actor – has created a limited-edition drinks cabinet based on traditional Brazilian jewellery.

Di Caprio's Ziggy cabinet first launched at Milan design week in 2016, where it was spotted by Miami's Aybar Gallery curator Francisco Polo. According to Polo, the Brazilian designer contacted him soon after, and they began to rework the cabinet together so that it would better suit the gallery's aesthetic.

"We decided to develop the bar cabinet as there are not many beautiful bar cabinets in the design market," Polo told Dezeen. "We shared many drawings and ideas and finally we adjusted the size and decided the colours."

Inspired by traditional Brazilian jewellery, the cabinet is made up of more than 1000 pieces that have been individually cut, lacquered and assembled by hand. The jagged bottom edge is based on necklaces that were originally are made by plumes from tropical birds, while each side has a different pattern so that the cabinet changes depending on the viewing angle.

"Geometric shapes and combinations of colours of bracelets, necklaces and wedding jewels have inspired Leonardo Di Caprio," said Polo. "The result is a unique cabinet, which translates such geometric shapes into contemporary language by using the marquetry technique."

 

Ziggy bar cabinet is a Limited Edition of 8 + 2AP + 1P Exclusively available worldwide at Aybar Gallery.