Concept and Description
The Athos Table is an innovative product on the market due to its distinctive design and shape, its functionality combined with beauty, but mainly, because of the added value for being inspired by the Athos Bulcão's Sculpture Wall. The idea is to offer to the followers of the artist the sensation of having his work inside their house, bringing also sophistication and elegance to the ambiances.
The Athos Table was created by the Studio of sisters and partners Katia and Morgana Moraes. She is inspired by the work of Brazilian artist Athos Bulcão: Sculptural Wall, exposed permanently in the Chamber of Deputies, the Brazilian Parliament, in Brasília, Federal District. The work of the artist was set to compose the Green Hall, one of the spaces of the legislation house. At this location, the Sculptural Wall divides the functional and elegant shape environments, because their hollow elements allow other works and the ambiance of the place are viewed through the wall. Following this concept, the Athos Table makes a rereading of the work of the artist, also allowing walls and objects to be seen by various angles of the table.
The Athos Table is part of the collection that consists of three pieces made in wood and glass, lacquered and in colors olive green, cobalt blue and white and in blade of ironwood; and has the following dimensions: 56 cm in height, 54 cm in width and 54 cm in depth.
For being inspired by the Sculptural Wall, the Athos Table received authorization to manufacture and trading of Fundação Athos Bulcão (www.fundathos.org.br), nonprofit institution that administers the works and the copyright of the artist. Part of the values obtained with the sale of the pieces will be allocated to social projects of the Foundation.
About the artist Athos Bulcão
Athos Bulcao is native of Rio de Janeiro and was born on July 2nd 1918. Bulcao's family had an interest in the arts, especially theater and music. At the age of four Athos Bulcao began to awaken to the drawings.
Athos was friends with some of the most important modern Brazilian artists, the biggest responsible for your training, among them Vinicius de Moraes, Jorge Amado, Fernando Sabino, Manuel Bandeira and Enrico Bianco, who introduced him to Burle Marx. At the age of 21, his friends introduced him to Portinari, with whom he worked as an Assistant in the Mural of Saint Francis of Assisi in Pampulha.
In 1943, Athos Bulcao met Oscar Niemeyer and, in 1955, they began working together, when they designed the external tiles for the Hospital Sul America, currently Hospital da Lagoa in Rio de Janeiro. The projects of Brasilia began in 1957 and, in August 1958, Athos moved to Brasilia with Oscar Niemeyer and his team.
The art of Athos Bulcao is admired by the general public, not those that attend museums and galleries, but those who come in contact with his work when going around Brasilia, a city whose concrete is full of shapes drawn by Bulcao. The Sculptural Wall, for example, can be admired by regulars and visitors to the Chamber of Deputies in Brasilia.
The artist died on July 31st 2008, at the age of 90.
Other works: http://www.fundathos.org.br/galeriavirtual