Italian designer Massimo Faion has designed a set of bespoke falconry stands for a live efficiency at this year’s Design Days Dubai fair.
Created for Middle East layout gallery Carwan Gallery, the Posa Task aims to place a contemporary slant on the ancient tradition of falconry, which requires hunting utilizing a educated bird of prey.
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Falconry was listed on UNESCO’s Representative Record of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2012 in numerous countries such as the United Arab Emirates, in which the types will be presented.
Following research into the customs, practices and equipment surrounding the discipline, Massimo Faion designed four collectible perches for the birds to rest on when they return to their trainers.
Three of the pieces are formed from steam-bent beech wood, shaped into circular varieties in the identical factory exactly where furniture brand Thonet created its items.
Rope is wound all around the top sections of the curved beech to provide further grip for sharp talons.
The wooden elements are braced with a series of reliable brass bars – added to prevent the birds from flying by means of the centre.
These are plated in distinct metals like pure gold, pink gold and silver by Milanese silverware specialist De Vecchi.
“The outcome is a sculptural and classy object that flows with the ergonomic demands of the raptors,” explained a statement from Carwan Gallery.
Turned and hand-completed Italian marble bases in various colors assistance the vertical poles, which are removable so the perches can be positioned directly into the ground.
One particular of the patterns has a flat, bristled surface to cater for desert falcons, while the arboreal birds desire to rest on a lot more branch-like wooden supports.
“The collectible falcon perch is a cultural hybrid, a decorative object with pure lines and noble supplies, a reminiscence of medieval practices meeting contemporary Middle Eastern practices with the know-how of Italian craftsmanship,” added the gallery.
The perches will be put in for a reside falconry performance throughout Style Days Dubai 2015, which will get location at The Venue – beside the Burj Khalifa skyscraper – from sixteen to 20 March.