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Drops is a family of six spinning tops drawn on milk drops made of white ceramic. Prototypes were ​entirely handmade by a Sicilian craftman, each… Read More
Drops is a family of six spinning tops drawn on milk drops made of white ceramic. Prototypes were ​entirely handmade by a Sicilian craftman, each element has been built on the lathe without the aid of any mold. Read Less
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Drops
 
A family of six ceramic tops, inspired to dashing drops of a liquid like water. Tops, extremely common in Southern Italy, are usually made of turned wood, but in this case their use is influenced by ceramic, material referring also to the artistic heritage of Sicily. All six tops have been shaped on lathe by a potter from Palermo. Fragile and soft shaped, the Drops force the user to face with a choice: play carefully or not.
 
 
Drops è una famiglia di sei trottole in ceramica smaltata, che si ispira all’infrangersi delle gocce di un liquido non troppo denso, come l’acqua.
Le trottole, diffuse soprattutto nel sud dell’Italia e solitamente reperibili in legno tornito, sono state realizzate in ceramica - materiale che ne condiziona l’utilizzo e che allo stesso tempo fa riferimento al patrimonio artistico siciliano. Tutte e sei le trottole sono state modellate al tornio da un ceramista della provincia di Palermo. Fragili e dalle forme morbide, le trottole Drops mettono l’utente di fronte ad una scelta: giocare con attenzione, oppure no.