designed by Elena Salmistraro, 2020
The Panda is the international symbol of all endangered species (it’s no coincidence that it’s also the icon of the WWF). In this sculpture, this cute and often lazy bear stands proudly on his hind legs.
Bernardo means ‘strong and brave as a bear’, and Elena Salmistraro has envisioned him adorned like the head of a tribe. A sort of armour, the crown of leaves and branches of his favourite food, bamboo, turn him into a hero ready to fight to defend all other animals.
To underline Bosa’s commitment to endangered animals, a percentage of the proceeds from the sales of both animals will be donated to the WWF.
The two projects were signed by Elena Salmistraro, the eclectic Milanese designer who created the famous Primates Monkey Vases for Bosa, and Vittorio Gennari.
Bosa, a Venetian and international laboratory, has been innovating ceramics since 1976 by creating entirely hand-made objects and furnishing accessories. The continuous scouting work, the relationship with the most promising designers – who interpret ceramics with an expressive and emotional language – in addition to the consolidated wealth of expertise and manufacturing experience, have helped to make the brand appreciated worldwide and to face numerous design challenges.
Special products born from high craftsmanship expertise, characterized by exclusive colors and finishes such as precious metals and enamels, are the result of the company’s constant commitment to experimentation and research and have been selected for important collections, thematic exhibitions and international museums.