© Ricardo Gonçalves

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Fernando Brízio

A sideboard that uses mass and gravity to create a system that functions through the forces of equilibrium. It is made up of two solid Ruivina Escuro marble buttresses that support a set of cables, stretched by two blocks of stone. This elementary construction makes use of mass and gravity to create a balanced system of forces where the shape of the horizontal plane, formed by stretched cables, is slowly deformed. These alterations are caused by the weight and number of objects that are placed upon it and are reversible. The dark colour of the marble accentuates the weight of the mass, which contrasts with the delicate nature of the string.