Italian designer Elena Salmistraro’s Polifemo accent cabinet was inspired by the one-eyed Cyclops of Greek mythology. Composed by a timber structure and a copper covering embellished by ornamental engravings with a chevron pattern and with the handles masquerading as the central eye. Polifemo is an unusual but unique piece of furniture that makes a difference by showing its strong character.
Italian metal brand De Castelli worked with seven female designers, to create the Tracing Identity furniture collection that features rose-gold cabinets and multi-colored tables. Polifemo is part of the collection and most acclaimed piece.
The accent cabinet is a reinterpretation of the furniture once present in all the residences that resurfaces and finds a new aesthetic dimension. Polifemo is a furniture supplement that plays an instrumental role in making your home more inviting. The cool combination of timber wood and the shine of polished copper creates a timeless elegance.
Regardless of your taste in furniture and your lifestyle, the Polifemo credenza is good for storing almost everything and put a big accent on your home or office. Being so versatile its able to serve many uses: in dining rooms, for storing plates, as a bar cabinet in your living room or even for storing documents in your office.
Over time, the popularity of this type of smaller storage units started to fade, however, this furnishing is starting to make a comeback in 2017 because of the many contemporary models that reinvented them.
Albino Celato, the founder of De Castelli, back in 2003 wanted to create a brand to prove its worth and the crafts he inherited from his century old family of blacksmiths. The entire De Castelli production is distinguished for the finest quality of its construction, expressed in the meticulous attention to details and the handcrafting of all the finishing and decorating work.