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BRICCOLE OF VENICE

BRICCOLE OF VENICE

OUR CONCEPT FOR THE BATHROOM

DO YOU KNOW WHAT BRICCOLE ARE?

 

Briccole are big wooden posts used in the Venice Lagoon. They are formed together in groups of two or three and mark the Lagoon’s navigation channels.

 

The lower part of the posts is sunk deeply into the seabed while the upper part is left exposed to the air.

 

The central part lies under water, where over decades the salt deposits and molluscs (particularly shipworms) act, eating away at it.

 

When briccole can no longer fulfill their duty, they are replaced with fresh ones.

 

It is at this stage that we begin our marvelous recovery of the wood.

 

Out of the used briccole, transformed by the special environment of the Lagoon, we manage to create, through a long, painstaking process, unique, one-of-a-kind objects.