Cabinet Design by Leonardo Di Caprio with Brazilian jewellery
Leonardo Di Caprio the designer and Leonardo Di Caprio the Hollywood actor are two distinct artistic people. This article is focused on the first Leo, who has created a limited-edition drinks cabinet based on traditional Brazilian jewelry. Find out all about his latest work right now.
Di Caprio’s Ziggy bar cabinet was first launched at Milan design week in 2016. Here it was spotted by Miami’s Aybar Gallery curator Francisco Polo. It is undeniable that its design is unique and therefore it stands out from the crowd.
According to Polo, the Brazilian designer contacted Di Caprio right soon after this event, and they decided to rework the cabinet together so that it would better suit the gallery’s aesthetic.
“We decided to develop the bar cabinet as there are not many beautiful bar cabinets in the design market. We shared many drawings and ideas and finally we adjusted the size and decided the colors.” – Polo told Dezeen.
Being inspired by traditional Brazilian jewelry, this amazing cabinet is made up of more than 1000 pieces. Each one of them has been individually cut, lacquered and assembled by hand.
The jagged bottom edge is based on necklaces that were originally made by plumes from tropical birds. Meanwhile each side has a different pattern so that the cabinet changes depending on the viewing angle.
“Geometric shapes and combinations of colors of bracelets, necklaces and wedding jewels have inspired Leonardo Di Caprio. The result is a unique cabinet, which translates such geometric shapes into contemporary language by using the marquetry technique.” – said Polo.