INOMO Nike, The Winged Victory – Black Side Table is part of the Modern Takes collection designed by George Drakakis is inspired by monumental shapes that defined beauty and form. Nike, The Winged Victory is inspired by the monumental statue of a winged female figure constructed in circa 220-185 BC. Flowing lines and lightness portrayed with great virtuosity.
The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace, is a marble Hellenistic sculpture of Nike (the Greek goddess of victory), that was created about the 2nd century BC. Since 1884, it has been prominently displayed at the Louvre and is one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world. H.W. Janson described it as ‘the greatest masterpiece of Hellenistic sculpture’.
The context of the Winged Victory of Samothrace, discovered in 1863, is controversial, with proposals ranging from the Battle of Salamis in 306 BC to the Battle of Actium in 31 BC as the event being celebrated. Datings based on stylistic evaluation have been equally variable, ranging across the same three centuries, but perhaps tending to an earlier date. For much of the 20th century, the prevailing theory, based on the works of Hermann Thiersch and Karl Lehmann, considered it a Rhodian monument dedicated following the victories at Side and Myonessos in 190 BC, and suggested that it might have been carved by the Rhodian sculptor Pythocritus.
INOMO Modern Takes collection designed by George Drakakis inspired by monumental shapes that defined beauty and form. Three pieces, ‘Nike; the Winged Victory‘, ‘Fragments‘ and ‘Trojan Horse’ have been designed along minimal lines to accommodate modern indoor and outdoor living.
Sourcing inspiration from ancient Greek archetypical forms and concepts, George Drakakis deployed advanced GRP design to create furniture with sculptural sophistication made of innovative fibre-reinforced material. Eternal forms, re-made for the future. Discover Modern Takes, INOMO’ s first ready-to-purchase collection.
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