The candle holder and side table were part of the show called Back to Origins, presented during Milan Design Week 2019 in Alcova Sassetti, curated by Alice Stori Liechstenstein, Studio Vedet and Space Caviar.
It’s a tribute to the Stone Age - when human identity, social progress and behavioural modernity developed with the first useful tools.I am here defying the notions of beauty - usually associated to perfection, regularity and symmetry, using natural materials,
considered today as luxurious - such as marble - in a paradoxical, irregular and imperfect way.
Through this rough approach my aim is to challenge our perception of this precious matter, usually presented already perfectly cut, polished and shiny.
The aim is to show the beautiful nature of the stone, that can be paradoxically revealed by the machines and human hands through the cutting and polishing techniques. I chose to use a red and black marble - Rosso Francia and Nero Antico - that are mostly used
for precious and luxury settings, and work with these stones by emphasizing the contrast between the natural rough irregular untreated textured stone and the perfectly cut and polished one. That contrast wouldn’t have been possible without special techniques and machines developed by humans, that can reveal the beauty hidden by the nature.
I make geometric cuts with straight lines contrasting with the natural irregualr rough stone, to emphasize the fact that machines were involved in the process.
We realise that once cut and polished, the colours of the marble change, become brighter and darker, the veins/pattern of the
stone are more vsible.