Ceramica Bevilacqua is a family-run artisan workshop based in inland Sicily, Caltanissetta. Since 1997, artists Antonio and Giuseppe, who are also brothers, have sought inspiration in Sicilian majolica and the island’s traditional decorations. Yet, all their work is extremely recognisable and bears their personal touch. Amphorae, vases, plates and clocks are only some of the marvellous pieces produced. All the creations by the Bevilacqua brothers are dominated by bright yellow, intense blue, emerald green and deep black, representing the Sicilian sun, sea, hills and the lava on Mount Etna.
Enamel, 60 x 151 x 68.2 cm A universally known symbol of Sicilian-ness, the cart is truly unique and reflects an artistic passion for a kind of expression that is deeply rooted in the island’s history and tradition. Adorned by a blue and red checkerboard pattern, spokes motifs and the unmistakable geometric patterns typical of Sicilian carts, this refrigerator depicts the paladins of Charlemagne as they defeat the fearsome enemy. One of the sides depicts the Amazon Antheaof Babylon in battle, while the opposite side features a paladin on a winged horse rescuing a maiden.