An exhibition in the New York headquarters of the online platform Artemest (518 West 19th Street), which looks like a museum exhibition in which design works, created in Italy by master craftsmen, reveal the immortality and magnificence of stone: ‘MARMO‘ (open until May 2023) investigates innovative creations made with a material-symbol of Italian culture and history, in an exquisite narrative punctuated by furnishings, objects and lamps with a contemporary imprint.
A careful selection of talented craftsmen and established designers scans the new horizons of living through artistic artefacts that combine aesthetics and functionality. Like the Ritagli coffee tables designed by Studiopepe and shaped by Alimonti with scraps of different travertines or the Pixel and Stripes vases designed by Paolo Ulian and made by Bufalini.
The art of marble mosaic is revealed in the techniques used by Del Savio 1910 for the room divider designed by Hannes Peer with a unique motif composed of seven different marbles, while the stone working process is narrated in the futuristic Evoluzione console and mirror by Atelier Terrai.
And if the veining of the marble becomes a primary element in the monolithic W Chair by Dimarmo, an innovative curvilinear design defines the morphology of the Curl armchair by Gritti Rollo and the Twist table by Giuseppe Chigiotti made by MGM Marmi e Graniti.
Light and marble redefine the domestic atmosphere with the Essential Stick wall sconces by Matlight Milano, while Pierluigi Piu‘s Còrbulas lamps by Lithea reinvent the traditional Sardinian round baskets with a modern lens.
Works charged with creativity that define a new material language, such as the “kaleidoscopic” Hacker vases and trays by Manuel Corti, created with marble scraps; UpGroup‘s manufactures including the red marble Doppiasvolta table designed by Mario Bellini in 1994; the Lunar hanging lamps by Pietro Russo Design that celebrate lunar fascination…
All this in an exclusive space, in the heart of Manhattan, which also invites you to discover a selection of marble candles by Aina Kari, as well as a photographic exhibition of Gio Ponti‘s architecture in which marble details portrayed through the lens of Giulio Boem stand out.