Budri, Italian Marble Inlay Atelier, known across the world for its exclusive marble and stone work for over 50 years, will take part to the Salone del Mobile: the real protagonist of Budri’s exhibition space will be marble as interpreted by the creations of Patricia Urquiola.
Visitors to the stand will be able to see the new Earthquake 5.9 collection, tribute to the Emilia earthquake of May 2012 that severely affected many businesses in the area, including the Mirandola-based plant whose factory was damaged together with the archive of marbles and semi-precious stones (onyx, lapis lazuli, amethyst, mother of pearl..).
Patricia Urquiola chooses wood for the structure of the stand, a warm and welcoming material, resistant and anti-seismic, as if to safeguard the company and its rich array of stones through a strong and protective shelter. Inside the stand, as well as the substantial new collection, the Earthquake 5.9 project continues in a “secret room” where fragments of marble “rescued” from the slabs damaged by the earthquake cover an entire wall that Patricia transforms into an exclusive artistic inlay with her creative generosity.
Earthquake Origami Tables, inspired by Japanese lifestyle, are small marble tables “bent over” 90° that act as a vertical support and as a table surface. Earthquake Mirrors, produced using the same technique as the Origami Tables. The intersecting pieces of marble act as the frame to the mirrors. Earthquake Bookcase, family of modular bookcases that can be combined together. Distinctive for their irregular form with shelves made out of slanting marble listellos. Earthquake Table, dinner table inspired by Japanese origami whose legs are created by working and folding the marble as if it was paper. Earthquake Boiserie, panelling with three bas-relief decorations in natural shades that evokes hand-knitted wool.Designer: Patricia Urquiola for Budri Project name: Earthquake 5.9