The Plus Theatre
CULTURAL PROJECTS 2022
Conceived and curated by: Danilo di Michele
an experimental design space for artefacts in natural stone by leading furniture/design brands
Now in its fourth edition, BRAND & STONE 4.0, conceived and curated by Danilo Di Michele, is an important exhibition that comes forward as an experimental design space for artefacts in natural stone by leading furniture/design brands. The purpose is to educate and illustrate shared aspects – such as skill, machinery and creative design – that define the substance of stone and its innumerable special features and differences.
The exhibition – set up at The Plus Theatre in Hall 10 – aims to bring design companies, internationally renowned designers and companies in the stone sector actively together in a meeting that starts with in-depth knowledge of the subject to create new opportunities for collaboration and possible business developments through unique projects that may later be presented on the market. Each brand consequently develops products testifying that marble, granite and natural stones are irreplaceable materials in the world of design and architecture of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Project — Brand — Designer — Producer
Michelangelo, Flut, Wander, Maggie — Bellavista — Attilio Zanni — Arte Marmi, Didoni
V294 — Aston Martin per Formitalia — Mirabili per Formitalia — Gruppo Tosco Marmi
Linfa — MK — Giorgio Rava — Nikolaus Bagnara
Face à Face — Agape — Jean Nouvel — Grassi Pietre
Aira — Horm — Marcantonio — Marmo Elite
Pako — Qeeboo — Stefano Giovannoni — Silvestri Art Design
Face à Face
Marmo Nero Marquinia Levigato
The new bathtub of architectural marks launches of the collaboration between Agape and the French architect. Thanks to an ingenious system of invisible joints, in the construction of the bathtub the surfaces appear to simply approach one another side by side. The surfaces brush gently against one another, and thanks to the extremely precise inclination of the panels that become the backrests, the bathtub is transformed into a cozy nest where you can sit, stretch out, read, and relax. Like the washbasin, this piece is an abstract object that uses contrast to enhance the almost baroque splendor of the marble.
Formitalia Luxury Group – Aston Martin Home
Formitalia Design Studio – Aston Martin Design Studio
Gruppo Tosco Marmi
Marble Palissandro oniciato
Michelangelo e i Preziosi
Arte Marmi – Didoni
Marmo Statuario Michelangelo Carrara, Malachite Verde, Occhio di Tigre, Ametista Dente di Lupo
Michelangelo is the new dining table supported by four legs which remind the shape of a boot, as to underline the value of the Made in Italy. The Michelangelo table owes its name to the material used for its creation: the precious Michelangelo Carrara marble, used by the sculptor Michelangelo to sculpt the Pietà. To enrich the work we have the Preziosi, a set of three small tables adorned with precious stones: Flut with Green Malachite, Wander, with a revolving top in Tiger’s Eye and Bronze, and Maggie, an elegant marble magazine rack that blends with metal in a 24 carat gold finish and Wolf’s Tooth Amethyst.
Remax Marmi, Santa Margherita
Palladio Doge, Palladio Moro
Demetra is the new entry in BiancoBianco’s latest collection, an indoor separator that fully embodies its name. The work is in fact made of natural stone but completely reflects the softness, flexibility and lightness of leaves found in nature. This is because two deep-rooted limitations in the stone industry are deconstructed: it is not static and heavy, but rather adaptable to the environment in which it is presented, thanks to its undulating shape that allows it to be freely positioned and curved. The ductility of the piece allows it to adapt in the ambience, delimiting areas and creating different intimate spaces, due to the multiplicity of designs and formats in which Demetra is exhibited.
Bronzo Placcato Oro 24k, Bianco Carrara Lucido, Nero Marquinia Lucido, Sodalite Blu Lucido, Onice Rosa Lucido, Azul Macaubas Lucido, Nero Port Laurent Lucido, Travertino Levigato, Onice Bianco Lucido
Marcantonio is an artist before being a designer. Objects must therefore dialogue with people, communicate. Not only be designed for a function. In many cultures of the world, the branch is always loaded with positive meanings linked to nature, man, spirituality. Marcantonio’s idea of transforming a branch into a light source arose from the desire to amplify this positive valence and to create an object that is functional but at the same time can act as a stimulus to the soul.
Marmo di Carrara
Don Pako, designed by Stefano Giovannoni, is a dining table whose round top with a diameter of 110cm is supported by the sinuous trunk of an elephant. Made of white Carrara marble gives a touch of elegance to your spaces, it is perfect for lunches and dinners both indoors and outdoors.