Posts tagged as 'stone'
Stone Gate by Raffaello Galiotto for Lithos Design
Conceived by Italian designer Raffaello Galiotto and developed by natural stone specialists Lithos Design, ‘Stone Gate’ is an imposing, 3.80-metre-high, self-supporting marble structure inspired by ‘the ancient architectural figure of the arch consisting of elements laid dry, inherited from the Roman Empire.’ Weighting nearly 30 thousands kilograms, the colossal circle was unveiled earlier this year at the ’100% Gravity’ exhibition in Verona. Watch a video about this striking project in a clip below.. (more…)
‘Geo Table’ by Gonçalo Campos for Show Me Gallery
Young Portuguese designer Gonçalo Campos has recently realised this series of stone-and-wood side tables for an art and design gallery Show Me. Aiming to ‘respect the materials and their origin’, the designer focused on retaining the natural qualities of stone by keeping the top surface of the design flat and, thus, functional, while the underside has been left ‘free and wild.’ (more…)
Photo impressions from this year's edition of Marmomacc
Ever the international design scouts, this time Architonic’s editors paid a visit to the 46th International Exhibition of Stone Design and Tehnology Marmomacc, which took place earlier last week (21-24 September) in the Italian town of Verona.
Follow the links to view our photo galleries with more than hundred images featuring the most interesting novelties from Antolini, Lithos Design, Citco, Pibamarmi, Stone Italia, Santamargherita,
Testi, Regione Puglia, Budri and many more.
to Architonic’s photo tour of Marmomacc 2011, Part I
to Architonic’s photo tour of Marmomacc 2011, Part II
Posted by Nora Schmidt on 08.04.2011 - Tagged as: flooring, Italy, stone, Tagina
'Wire Sytem' by Simone Micheli for Tagina
The Italian manufacturer for high quality ceramic floor and wall tiles recently presented this new system, developed in cooperation with Simone Micheli. ‘Wire System’ is able to generate uninterrupted and fluid architectures and is designed to cover the surfaces of the domestic environments up to arrive to the wellness and spa areas, passing through the residential, the hotel and contract sector.
Tagina will exhibit during this year’s Salone del Mobile at Superstudio Più in Via Tortona 27.
'House of Stone' installation by John Pawson, in collaboration with Salvatori and lighting specialists KKDC, at the 2010 Milan Salone del Mobile
As project titles go, ‘House of Stone’ is, well, about as literal as you can get. At the Interni Think Tank exhibition in Milan during last month’s Salone del Mobile, renowned British architect John Pawson, in collaboration with Salvatori and lighting specialists KKDC, presented a highly graphic, archetypically house-shaped installation made of meticulously cut, recycled stone.
'House of Stone' by John Pawson
The project for Pawson was all about precision: ‘The planes in the dark stone convey a sense of essentiality and precision.’ The material itself consisted of a stone residue formulated by industry leaders Salvatori, which is made up of 99% stone scrap and 1% natural resin, the latter acting as a bonding agent.
'House of Stone' by John Pawson
Drama was provided in the interior of the house by concealed LED lighting, courtesy of KKDC, whose linearity served to underscore the structure’s planes.
Interior of 'House of Stone' by John Pawson
to the John Pawson website
Concrete wallpaper made of concrete powder
The German manufacturer Architects Paper presents an extraordinary wallpaper at the 100%Design in London this year. A thin layer of stone material is applied on cotton weave. Depending on the sort of stone the layer is either made of stone powder or – and this is really sophisticated – a thin layer of the natural surface of the stone is transmitted through a chemical process directly on the backing textile. Due to naturally occurring rock formations within the structure and colours, each drop has the property of being slightly different which offers no reason for complaint. Each drop is unique.
Sandstone wallpaper with the natural structure of the stone
Stone wallpaper by Architects Paper
to the Architects Paper website