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.
The unique decorations of this ceramic piece - with its alternating hues, 3D inserts and refined shiny and matt finishes - make it a fascinating character that inspires the imagination and reminds us how vital it is to save our planet.
L 27 x H 48 cm