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Pibamarmi's stand made of solid marble at Marmomacc 2010

Marmomacc, the premier international exhibition of natural stone products and processing took place in Verona early in October. With 1500 companies exhibiting their wares it covered the widest possible spectrum of the natural stone industry, ranging from the material itself through natural-stone products to techniques and machinery for working the stone. The wide diversity of aspects covered gave visitors. whatever their own specific interest, a comprehensive overview of the potential of this fascinating material, which we quarry and use without giving it a second thought – and which harbours millions of years of the earth’s history.


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‘Plato’ by Jeff Miller for Cerruti Baleri (IT)

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'Plato Alto' by Jeff Miller for Cerruti Baleri

Between 2005 and 2010 the New York based designer Jeff Miller realised this series of side tables/selves for the Italian manufacturer Cerruti Baleri. Recently the family, carved from a single solid piece of Carrara marble or fabricated with solid ash wood was extended by ‘Pato Alto’ a vertical version in nero marquina, deep black Spanish marble.

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'Macrosterias' by Patricia Urquiola for Budri

During this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan the Verona based fair for stone design and technology marmomacc presented itself at Triennale. The exhibition “Hybrid and Flexible” set up by Cibic Workshop showcased some of the most remarkable works from Marmomacc Meets Design 2009 by internationally famous designers and marble companies.

'Macrosterias' by Patricia Urquiola for Budri

‘Macrosterias’ by Patricia Urquiola for Budri is an installation which represents the metamorphic use of marbles and stones of different origins – a female essence in chemical composition and colours.
The project arose from the observation of vegetal micro-organisms – micrasterias – whose forms mixed with graphic symbols create a new digital-biological entity.

'La Idea Construida' by Alberto Campo Baeza for Piba Marmi

'La Idea Construida' by Alberto Campo Baeza for Piba Marmi

James Irvine for Marsotto Edizioni

Marsotto Edizioni is a growing collection which started with designs of James Irvine in 2008. This year the collection was enlarged with creations by Konstantin Grcic, Naoto Fukasawa and others.

Low table by James Irvine for Marsotto Edizioni

Michele De Lucchi for MGM Furnari

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'Mono-Lite' by Thing Design

The Zurich based designers Cédric Facchin, Marco Di Paolo and Michael Abegg, together Thing Design, recently won the “antoniolupi Dressed Stone 2010 Design Contest” with their asymmetric free standing lavabo ‘Mono-Lite’. The monolithic piece made from marble and glass will be part of next year’s antoniolupi collection.

'Mono-Lite' by Thing Design

Award ceremony with Thing Design and Andrea Lupi, chairman of antoniolupi

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'Object' by minus tio

'Object' by minus tio

At this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair the Swedish manufacturer minus tio presented this cubic display furniture created by the designer MatsTheselius and artist Andreas Roth. The piece is composed of five different materials – Swedish marble is combined with brass, corian, glass and oak.

'Object' by minus tio

'Object' by minus tio

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'PLUS' by Mount Fuji Architects Studio, photo by Ken'ichi Suzuki

'PLUS' by Mount Fuji Architects Studio, photo by Ken'ichi Suzuki

This luxury residence with view on the Pacific Ocean was designed by the Tokyo based Mount Fuji Architects Studio. It is composed of two volumes which are built at right angles to one another.

'PLUS' by Mount Fuji Architects Studio, photo by Ken'ichi Suzuki

'PLUS' by Mount Fuji Architects Studio, photo by Ken'ichi Suzuki

Here is what the architects explain:

The site locates on mountainside of Izu-san, where Pacific Ocean can be looked down on the south.The untouched wilderness, covered with deciduous broad-leaved trees such as cherry trees and Japanese oaks, gives little level ground. But we saw faint glimmer of architectural possibility along the ridge. The architecture would be used as villa for weekends. I didn’t want to just form the undulating landscape dotted with great trees as normal, nor design an elaborate architecture bowing down to the complex topography. What sprang to my mind is a blueprint for an architecture which is perfectly autonomous itself, at the same time seems to emerge as an underlying shape that the natural environment has been hiding. It’s abstraction of nature, to say.”

'PLUS' by Mount Fuji Architects Studio, photo by Ken'ichi Suzuki

'PLUS' by Mount Fuji Architects Studio, photo by Ken'ichi Suzuki

The architecture was realized by crossing two rectangular parallelepipeds at very right angles. The lower one contains private rooms and bathroom, and sticks half of the body out to existing narrow level ground. The upper one incorporates salon and kitchen, and lies astride the lower one and the mountain ridge.It almost seems like an off-centered cross pinned carefully on natural terrain.One axis of the cross stretches toward the Pacific Ocean on south, and the other, the forest of Japanese oak and some white birch on west.The rooms in the lower structure and terrace on it enjoy broad vista of the sea and blue sky.And gentle shade of natural forest embraces the space in the upper one. Water-polished white marble (cami #120) was chosen as interior finishing material. It glows softly like Greece sculptures to blend blue light from the south and green light from the west gradationally, thus creates delicate continuous landscape of light which suggests the character and usage of the space. Exterior is also finished with white marble. The surface get smoother as it approaches to the southern/western end till it takes mirror gloss (cami #1000) at the ends. The southern end of white cross melts into the blue of sky and sea, and the eastern end to the green of forest.Abstraction is nothing to conflict with nature here.Carved out of nature, it never stops being a part of nature itself, however highly abstracted. Never relativizes the nature with its foreignness, nor generate contradiction to settle for being “artificial nature” by giving up being abstract and mimicking the nature. The abstraction inspired by Mother Nature defines the nature itself, and still, stays natural.That’s what I wanted from this abstraction and architecture.”

'PLUS' by Mount Fuji Architects Studio, photo by Ken'ichi Suzuki

'PLUS' by Mount Fuji Architects Studio, photo by Ken'ichi Suzuki

'PLUS' by Mount Fuji Architects Studio, photo by Ken'ichi Suzuki

'PLUS' by Mount Fuji Architects Studio, photo by Ken'ichi Suzuki

'PLUS' by Mount Fuji Architects Studio, photo by Ken'ichi Suzuki

'PLUS' by Mount Fuji Architects Studio, photo by Ken'ichi Suzuki

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'Canova' by Produzione Privata

'Canova' by Produzione Privata

In the 1990s, after beeing part of the famous Memphis group, the Italian architect Michele De Lucchi founded Produzione Privata – a manufacturing studio with the focus on high-quality craftsmanship and therefore production of a limited number of pieces.

Over the years, Produzione Privata has developed into a group of Workshops scattered across Italy, where skilled crafts are still pursued.

'Canova' ceiling light by Produzione Privata

'Canova' ceiling light by Produzione Privata

The ceiling and pendant light ‘Canova’ designed by Michele De Lucchi and Philippe Nigro demonstrates the company’s philosophy.

Out of a block of opaque, compact, cut and polished Carrara marble came a hollow cylinder to house the bulb. Light is emitted decisively from its aperture. Filtered by the marble, it leaves glimpses of beautiful veinings.

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'Mirlino' by Giancarlo Mino for Ligne Roset

'Mirlino' by Giancarlo Mino for Ligne Roset

The French manufacturer Ligne Roset presented at this year´s Milan fair an enormous range of new products – among them the charming little stool ‘Mirlino’, a plywood cantilever by the Italian designer Giancarlo Mino.

With ‘Stump’ the French designer Pierre Charpin applied white marble, a rather traditional material, to a contemporary coffee table. It is made of solid Carrara marble, hewn from one piece with bevelled edges. ‘Stump’ is polished and easy to maintain.

'Stump' by Pierre Charpin for Ligne Roset

'Stump' by Pierre Charpin for Ligne Roset

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