Ostinato Tower is part of a series of design objects that explore rhythm and repetition as means of transforming materials. The piece materialises the concept of ostinato – a musical motif that persistently repeats in the same voice, frequently in the same pitch. A dimensional, linear, rigorous and repetitive pattern is over-imposed on the natural fibre of wood to create a modern, rich texture, an enhanced sense of materiality.

The Ostinato Tower is a tall cabinet with unexpected lines and volumes that are referencing brutalist architecture with its top heavy structures. The cabinets, made of solid walnut or ash, feature two large compartments lined with mirror polished solid brass, glass shelves and a brass covered drawer.

While premiered in Singapore in March 2019, the Ostinato Tower cabinet was granted the “Best Exhibit” Award by the International Furniture Fair Singapore.

Design: Cristian Branea

Variants: walnut, blackened ash, bleached sycamore.

Materials: Solid wood (Walnut, Ash, Sycamore), mirror polished solid brass, glass shelves.

Width: 60 cm
Depth: 55 cm
Height: 190 cm