Monumental armillary spheres
A monumental armillary sphere today represents the symbol of our Renaissance identity reaffirmed in a contemporary key. The continuous dialogue with our historical roots in a work inspired by the excellence of culture through the culture of excellence, each single work is designed only on commission and made without compromise for the place where it is installed.
It is a work capable of giving prestige and importance to any space, whether it is installed in public places, such as squares or business centers, or private gardens or representative places. Today, in a time when an image tells more than a thousand words, these astronomical sculptures become works of art, powerful symbols to express and share messages and values that transcend time.
Prestigious armillary sphere with a diameter of 2 meters, completed in 1593 and built by Antonio Santucci at the behest of Ferdinando I de ‘Medici. Built of wood, richly painted and covered with pure gold leaf, it showed the geocentric astronomical concepts perfected by Ptolemy. On display with other models at the Galileo museum in Florence.
Armillary sphere with a diameter of 2 meters, made of cor-ten steel to be able to place it permanently outside.
Unlike the normal armillary spheres which can be adapted to different latitudes by means of joints, each work is designed from the outset to be permanently installed in the chosen place.
The arcs that make up this sphere are not curved profiles, but were obtained by cutting them from steel plates according to the specific design.
Customized down to the smallest detail, even the location and geographical coordinates are pierced into the arcs that make up the sphere.
The main circles of the sphere show the infinity of celestial sphere, as it has always been seen and studied: the upper and lower meridian, the celestial equator, the path of the sun in the summer and winter solstice, while the arrow indicates rhe position of the astronomical north pole.
Each work is designed and made to measure according to the needs of each individual client, from the classic small armillary garden sphere to monumental spheres.