09.07.2008 | News
The Lightness of Marble
Exhibition at the Triennial until July 13
photo by Alberto Parise
The nine prototypes that debuted at the 2007 edition of “Marmomacc Incontra il Design” (Marmomacc Meets Design) will be displayed at the Triennial of Milan up until the 13 of July at the new space Material ConneXion designed by the Cibic Workshop. Created for world renowned companies who work in the sector of stone, the 9 designers of international fame represent the first step towards the creation of an anthology which will take on different themes each year. The designs will investigate the multiple personalities that a material like stone, most always associated with stability and gravity, can take on by proposing new contemporary creative ideas which include elements of transparency, lightness and touch.
The objective of this exhibition is to foster a dialogue between designers and companies in hopes to develop new technology and creative power. The design of Cibic’s theatrically dark space, permits it to utilize light to highlight design features of the objects. The textured wall of the Stone Papillon created by Kengo Kuma for IL CASONE, highlights the unique design elements of pietra serena displayed in a composition that is innovative in its use of stone materials.
Following the Milanese dates, the exhibition will be mounted in October at the 43rd edition of the Veronese trade fair in conjunction with the 2nd edition of Marmomacc Incontra il Design whose theme will be “Pelle, Skin, Texture.” Il Casone will participate in the next edition with a project curated by Claudio Silvestrin.