Nuvola Rossa is a clear piece of design that need no explanations.
But what about the name?
Nuvola Rossa is the italian for Red Cloud, and maybe Vico Magistretti was inspired from the Native american legendary chief.
Materials: Lacquered beechwood
Dimensions: L 100 cm, W 39,5 cm, H 192 cm
Here’s something from Wikipedia:
Red Cloud (Lakota: Maȟpíya Lúta) (1822 – December 10, 1909) was a very strong war leader and a chief of the Oglala Lakota. He led as a chief from 1868 to 1909. One of the most capable Native American opponents the United States Army faced, he led a successful campaign in 1866–1868 known as Red Cloud’s War over control of the Powder River Country in northeastern Wyoming and southern Montana.
After signing the Treaty of Fort Laramie (1868), he led his people in the important transition to reservation life. Some of his US opponents mistakenly thought of him as overall chief of the Sioux (Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota). The large tribe had several major divisions and was highly decentralized. Bands among the Oglala and other divisions operated independently, even though some individual leaders such as Red Cloud were renowned as warriors and highly respected as leaders.[…]
He outlived all the other major Lakota leaders of the Indian Wars. He died in 1909 at the age of 87 on the Pine Ridge Reservation, where he was buried. He is quoted as saying in his old age, “They made us many promises, more than I can remember. But they kept but one–They promised to take our land…and they took it.”
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