Marsotto Edizioni and Spotti meet at Fuorisalone 2012 to initiate a project that challenges the consistency of marble and pays tribute to its purity.
Considered by the greatest artists and sculptures throughout time as a material that is as precious as it is difficult to sculpt, marble is very resistant yet, at the same time, very fragile; Soft Marble was created from this very reflection by the creative Studiopepe duo, Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto.
It is presented at Spotti location at Viale Piave, April 17 – 22.
The showroom displays will host large polyurethane cubes supporting exclusive Marsotto Edizioni furnishings in White Carrara Marble; a play of contrasts between the two starring elements, capable of creating unexpected symmetry and eliminating spaces along with their habitual perceptions. Soft Marble is, first of all, an oxymoron, an exchange of roles and identities.
The collection presented by Marsotto Edizioni at the 2012 International Furniture Salon is the result of collaboration with a team of international designers who have worked with this incredible material – Italian excellence throughout the world: from Jasper Morrison to Naoto Fukasawa including James Irvine, Ross Lovegrove, the Claesson Koivisto Rune trio, Joel Berg, Maddalena Casadei, Konstantin Grcic, Thomas Sandell and Alberto Meda. The exceptional leading player will also be the new 'Topkapi' table designed by Konstantin Grcic.
Marsotto edizioni was launched at the Marmomacc fair in October 2009, with its first collection of multifunctional pieces designed to support and contain. All rigorously made out of White Carrara marble.
In April 2010, during the Milan Design Week, the collection was presented to the general public and the company defined their strategy. Products which are for everyday use but also surprising and sometimes ironic.
From that moment on, under the art direction of James Irvine, Marsotto edizioni has become a collection of pieces which refer to an international culture, like the team of designers who enthusiastically take part in this project.
|'Attimo', Maddalena Casadei|
'Attimo', Maddalena Casadei 2010, Stool in white Carrara marble, matt polished finish
|Bella, Maddalena Casadei|
'Bella', Maddalena Casadei 2010 , Table mirror inclinable in two positions in white Carrara marble, matt polished finish
'Jeeves', Alberto Meda 2011, Low table, round, in white Carrara marble, matt polished finish
'Soya', Claesson Koivisto Rune
'Soya', Claesson Koivisto Rune 2011, Tray table in white Carrara marble, matt polished finish
'Gallery', Claesson Koivisto Rune
'Gallery', Claesson Koivisto Rune 2011, Low table, square, in white Carrara marble, matt polished finish
|'Colonnade', David Chipperfield, 150L x 98W x 72H cm|
'Colonnade', David Chipperfield 2012, Modular table system, in white Carrara marble, matt polished finish
|'Lino' James Irvine, 280L x 110W x 72H|
'Lino', James Irvine 2012 , Dining table, in white Carrara marble, matt polished finish.
James Irvine is a designer with a precise design language, proportions and signs which were waiting to be applied also to marble. The idea to create a new collection, Marsotto edizioni, was born from the meeting between Marsotto and Irvine, thanks to the empathy between them and the fascinating power of an ancient and extraordinary material.
|Pondicherry, Jasper Morrison, 150D x 72H cm|
'Pondicherry', Jasper Morrison 2012 , Dining table, round, in white Carrara marble, matt polished finish
|'Topkapi' , Konstantin Grcic, 240L x 50W x 72H cm|
'Topkapi' , Konstantin Grcic 2012, Console, in white Carrara marble, matt polished finish
|'Topkapi' , Konstantin Grcic|
|'Topkapi' , Konstantin Grcic|
|King Poodle, Naoto Fukasawa, 140L x 140W x 72H cm|
'King Poodle', Naoto Fukasawa 2012 , Dining table, in white Carrara marble, matt polished finish
|Eco, Ross Lovegrove|
'Eco', Ross Lovegrove 2011 , Book end in white Carrara marble, matt polished finish
|Melt, Thomas Sandell|
'Melt', Thomas Sandell 2010 , Bookcase in white Carrara marble, matt polished finish
Images courtesy Marsotto Edizioni