Marble as a canvas !
I interpreted the natural pattern of the marble surface as smoke. Thus, a poetic contrast emerges between the heavyness of the stone and the intangible smoke.
A dialogue is taking place between the Orientalism movement and Neoclassiscim in Architecture. Terms, namely monumentality and symmetry blend with mystiscism and sensuality.
The stone, as a ritual element, claims the protagonist role and it performs with the sensual moves of smoke and the subtle presence of fire.
The project was developed alongside noted designer Pierre Charpin and in collaboration with the venerable stone curving company “Marsotto” for Marsotto LAB. It was presented at the Milan Design Week 2019.