Papavero delicato Gherardo Frassa / 2017

Fragility and stability, lightness and solidity: those usually antithetical terms, Papaveri Delicati (Delicate Poppies), seem to be able to co-exist as in all the other creations of Gherardo Frassa. Small metal sculptures, table flowers that never drank. Design objects that, on the one hand, represent flowers in all their lightness and fragility, on the other hand they are supported by solid materials and tangible realism.

Papavero Delicato appears as well as an object from the iconic flower shape with hand-folded steel or brass petals supported by a sturdy stainless steel stem attached to an irregular stainless steel base.

Flowers for all seasons, eternal because they are made of metal, but capable of keeping intact all their poetry. Available in two sizes and three finishes (red varnished steel, shiny stainless steel or polished brass) those unusual and unique miniature sculptures will inevitably attract the look, given a colour touch to all those spaces, whether professional or private, where they will always be alive and sparkling.

Papavero Delicato is part of the exclusive selection of items presented by Opinion Ciatti at the Salone del Mobile 2017. Poetic and iconic products of small size with a great personality. Objects always recognisable, strong identity and out of the box.

"Of all the flowers I have shaped, the poppy, is surely the one I loved the most, for being it so poor, anarchist, poetic, gentle, and so extraordinarily similar to me …"

Gherardo Frassa