Altair / Rombicosidodecahedron

ALTAIR is part of an ongoing project that pays attention to the stellar system and is named after one of the brightest stars in the sky, the brightest in Aquila´s constellation. ALTAIR is an abbreviation of the original Arabic name of the star, “the flying eagle”.

Constructed in solid walnut it conforms a perfect sphere based on the geometrical structure of the rhombicosidodecahedron, an Archimedean solid conformed of thirty squares, twenty equilateral triangles and twelve pentagons.

ALTAIR is a limited edition piece and the whole process for its construction is carried out manually: the assembly of the modules, the polishing of the piece and the final finish in natural oil.

Designer: Pedro Cerisola
Year: 2017
Edition: Limited to three pieces
Dimensions: ø78cm / 30.7 in
Material: Walnut