21-24 September 2011 for the coming appointment in Verona with MARMOMACC and its cultural initiatives: Marmomacc Meets Design, with 11 experimental design projects, the International Stone Architecture Award now at its XII edition, the Best Communicator Award for the best design exhibit, the Marble Forum with a programme of conventions, lectures, presentations and informative meetings, as well as a series of design and architecture shows. Free entrance for members of ADI (to benefit from this special offer, ADI members should present their membership card at the convention desk in the Office Building hall).
The world-leading exhibition with more than 1500 exhibitors from 56 countries and 56 thousand professional operators over an area of 77,782 square metres, Marmomacc confirms its status as the most important and qualified international appointment in the stone industry.
In order to promote opportunities for growth on the market through cultural events and design experiments, Marmomacc proposes numerous initiatives where operators, architects and designers come together to valorise stone and its myriad applications in architectural and interior design.
Marmomacc Meets Design (halls 6, 8, 10 and 7B) focuses on the Mutable Spirit design theme with the objective of developing projects in marble and natural stone, stimulating relationships between designers and companies and promoting innovation and technological know-how.
The protagonists at this edition are: Patricia Urquiola for Budri, Pietro Ferruccio Laviani for Citco, Setsu & Shinobu Ito for Grassi Pietre, Raffaello Galiotto for Lithos Design, Flavio Albanese for Margraf, Snøhetta/Kjetil Thorsen for Pibamarmi, Marco Piva for Puglia Region (Petra Design, Pimar, Stonemotion, In.Spo Marmi), Philippe Nigro for Testi Fratelli, Giuseppe Fallacara with Bari Polytechnic University and Budapest University of Technical & Economic Sciences for Reneszánsz Köfaragò Ztr Urom-Hu, Riccardo Blumer and Donata Tomasina for Trentino Pietra, Michele De Lucchi and Angelo for Stone Italiana.
The International Stone Architecture Award celebrates its XII edition. The award established as prestigious recognition of works which, in terms of architectural meaning and technical-expressive quality in the use of stone materials, are acknowledged as the most relevant examples in the international panorama.
The official ceremony announcing the winners will take place in Castelvecchio Museum in Verona on Saturday 24 September.
The Best Communicator Award highlights the importance of exhibit design in the valorisation of the constructive and communicative potential of marble.
The Women of Marble Award is made by National Women of Marble Association to a figure in the female world distinguished for special merit within the scope of work in the world of stone. Both Awards will be presented during the Exhibition in the Forum area on Wednesday 21 September.
Shows, conventions and informative meetings in Hall 7B and the Forum (a space welcoming architects and designers, professors in different spheres of technology and research, from the Italian and international universities where VeronaFiere has for many years promoted, provided patronage and supported training activity for design with stone materials).
Scheduled shows include: the projects involved in the Stone Architecture Award, L’Aquila and Stones of Reconstruction, the university stone project, Light and Material by Raffaello Galiotto for Solubema, Marble between classic and contemporary ages by Paolo Ulian for Le Fablier.
A video of last edition can be seen here: MARMOMACC, 2010.
Location: Verona, Italy
Period: 21 – 24 September 2011