The word "Wunderkammer" (in English "chamber of wonders" or "cabinet of curiosities") indicates some particular rooms that, since the Renaissance, are set up to store objects considered extraordinary for their characteristics, or for their aesthetic qualities. It was about fantastic places, where the observer could feel the variety, and the extraordinariness, the natural world, but also the ingenuity of the human mind: there were space artifacts in the world animal, plant, human artifacts, and ingenious inventions.
Ostrich eggs, corals, cameos, fossils, gemstones, minerals, shells, elephant tusks, stuffed animals, scientific instruments: everything that could therefore elicit "wonder" in the observer, but also stimulate the curiosity and the 'intellect. Among the most famous Wunderkammer is reminiscent of Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552-1612), the one of the family de' Medici in Firenze, and that one of Manfredo Settala from Milan (1600-1680). The creations made by Charmsforpals are based, ideally, this noble tradition, as they combine, in a spirit of collecting, elements and references in their creations: animals, flowers, crystals, small bronze sculptures, ostrich eggs, and more.