Unquestionably one of the phenomenal pieces from Specimen’s very first collection, ‘Chandabrabhu’ is a grey Savoy marble occasional table, an Indian gothic gargoyle forming the basis of a neo Art Nouveau ‘as if part of a larger architecture’ according to Sylvain Rieu-Piquet. That is a Hindu temple atomized by the anger of a capricious divinity, the great splendour of which ended up in Paris in the 21st century. Sculpted with a digital cutter, ‘Chandabrabhu’ proudly displays the grooves left by the contemporary tool to hide nothing of its industrial origins. Read the rest of this entry »