The stones cubes that pave many Brazilian roads and squares are a significant legacy inherited from Portuguese urbanism. It is a tradition that has been frequently used in Brazil and permeates the collective consciousness regarding the city of Rio de Janeiro: charged with emotional value, it is one of the “Carioca” icons, such as the seafront of Ipanema and Copacabana .
The stone illustrates the identity of Gustavo Martini’s birthplace, Rio de Janeiro. A metropolis where the landscape of systematic and tall buildings contrasts with the nature that surrounds it. The very volume of the cabinet resembles the geometry of the stone cubes, bringing sinuosity and “imperfections” that give it life.