Marmomacc-Veronafiere | Mutable spirit
Marmomacc – the International Natural Stone, Design and Technology Exhibition promoted by VeronaFiere – presents several projects realized at Marmomacc Meets Design. In 2011 the annual appointment focusing on stone materials and design, propose the topic Mutable Spirit: a challenge to companies and designers on become so flexible as to exalt marble as a mutating and mutable material. Make marble effectively “mutable”.
The mutability of marble.
A natural yet “alchemic” material, formed and transformed, evolving through extremely slow genesis, taking on properties and characteristics typical of the environment where it originates, absorbing and representing individuality and uniqueness. Hard-wearing and stable, marble was historically associated with durability and prestige, becoming the favored material for architecture and sculpture in the search for immortality. Today, increasingly advanced technologies – including digital systems – are rediscovering its intimate, unsuspected and adaptable essence.
Marble, inasmuch, is still changing. And this time is does so at a perceptive level, becoming ductile in order to welcome that flexible mirror of a world – design – experiencing continual evolution.Modules, accessories and surfaces are reviewed thanks to the sensitivity of designers in order to refine logics that are also increasingly attentive to sustainability topics. If, on the one hand, marble is still able to impose its personality, demanding that we should approach its characteristics with deep and specific knowledge, on the other hand it propose infinite variables – of colour, consistency and impact – that make all kinds of other interpretations possible. It is here that the fundamental potential for experimentation and innovation offered by design intervenes.Marmomacc Meets Design
Exhibit design: APML-architetti
Exhibitors: Patricia Urquiola with Budri, Pietro Ferruccio Laviani with Citco, Setsu e Shinobu Ito with Grassi Pietre, Kjetil Thorsen-Snøhetta with Pibamarmi, Marco Piva with Regione Puglia (InSpo Marmi, Petra Design, Pi.Mar., Stonemotion), Raffaello Galiotto with Solubema and Merbes-Sprimont, Philippe Nigro with Testi Fratelli.