"Cabina dell'Elba" cabinet
Aldo Rossi ( Italian, 1931 - 1997 )
Bruno Longoni Atelier Furniture
- designed 1982
Created in a style similar to that of the Memphis Group, this lacquered wood cabinet possesses form, function, and elegance. Aldo Rossi centered most of his work on basic forms and shapes such as cones, cylinders, and squares. Referencing historical and early human dwellings, the Cabina dell'Elba recalls multiple structures, such as a sentry's box, a changing cubicle, and a modestly built home. A native of Italy, Rossi materializes his nostalgia for the ocean, which can be sensed in the idea of a hut on a beach.
Bonnie Pitman, ed. Dallas Museum of Art: A Guide to the Collection. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2012), 350.