The Italian Stone Theatre

The Italian Stone Theatre

CATEGORY: LITHIC VERTIGO
PROJECT: LOOK AT MY BACKSTEP

Patricia Urquiola presents an installation of three stairways with different heights, a reinterpretation of Budri’s marbles in terms of colours, forms and language. The back side of the stairs, until now hidden, is enhanced and emphasized from a different perspective.
Fiskskin” is a meter high and combines different marbles and onyx inlays with Chilean pine wood inserts

A TEXTURE OF BLUE, AQUAMARINE AND EMERALD SHADES COVERS ENTIRELY THE STAIRS

“Sticks” the stairway three and a half meters in height is supported by a weave of thin vertical white marble sticks rotated 30°on themselves. The multi-coloured paravant with graphics elements, solids and voids creates an optical illusion, a movement perception, and a mutation of the stair.
“Semi-circle” like a cascade of marble semicircles in pastel and coral shadings matched to Chilean pine elements the stairways create a dense, almost architectural weave that covers the entire backside of the surface.

PATRICIA URQUIOLA

Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo (Spain). She now lives and works in Milan. She studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and Politecnico di Milano, where she graduated in 1989 with Achille Castiglioni. She was assistant lecturer to Achille Castiglioni and worked with Vico Magistretti; she headed the Design department for Lissoni Associati. She opened her own studio in 2001, working in the fields of product design, interiors and architecture. She has designed products for leading Italian and international companies, including: B&B, Boffi Cucine, Budri, Moroso, Molteni, Mutina, Kartell, Agape, Rosenthal, Baccarat, Kettal, Kvadrat, Andreu World and Hansgrohe. She has won several awards and some of her creations are exhibited in major art and design museums. She is an Ambassador of Expo Milano 2015.

BUDRI

Headquarters:
Via di Mezzo, 65
41037 Mirandola (MO)
Tel. +39 0535 21967
info@budri.com
budrispa@pec.it

Curated by Vincenzo Pavan

An exhibition experimentation and creativity in the use of natural stone that seeks to promote “Made in Italy” in this field through the interpretations of prestigious international designers. The act of reaching upwards, in architecture as in urban spaces, has always been an intriguing challenge for architects, as well as a test of skill in demonstrating a designer’s technical and creative skills.
Today as in the past, natural stone – more than other materials – has proved to be ideal for experiments in this context. Stone materials were used for the most ingenious and richly expressive staircases, from Baroque to Art Nouveau, from classic to modern. Similarly, natural stone lends itself to modelling ramps, paths and sloping, structurally complex and visibly steep surfaces. The exhibition seeks to generate new experiences and new interpretations of stone materials through input from internationally renowned architects and designers and groud-breaking Italian companies operating in the stone industry. Their collaboration led to a search for new forms and creative solutions for key construction elements, as well as an exploration of unsuspected technical and expressive qualities of a material boasting such ancient traditions

OPERA

Patricia Urquiola presents an installation of three stairways with different heights, a reinterpretation of Budri’s marbles in terms of colours, forms and language. The back side of the stairs, until now hidden, is enhanced and emphasized from a different perspective.
Fiskskin” is a meter high and combines different marbles and onyx inlays with Chilean pine wood inserts

A TEXTURE OF BLUE, AQUAMARINE AND EMERALD SHADES COVERS ENTIRELY THE STAIRS

“Sticks” the stairway three and a half meters in height is supported by a weave of thin vertical white marble sticks rotated 30°on themselves. The multi-coloured paravant with graphics elements, solids and voids creates an optical illusion, a movement perception, and a mutation of the stair.
“Semi-circle” like a cascade of marble semicircles in pastel and coral shadings matched to Chilean pine elements the stairways create a dense, almost architectural weave that covers the entire backside of the surface.

DESIGNER
PATRICIA URQUIOLA

Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo (Spain). She now lives and works in Milan. She studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and Politecnico di Milano, where she graduated in 1989 with Achille Castiglioni. She was assistant lecturer to Achille Castiglioni and worked with Vico Magistretti; she headed the Design department for Lissoni Associati. She opened her own studio in 2001, working in the fields of product design, interiors and architecture. She has designed products for leading Italian and international companies, including: B&B, Boffi Cucine, Budri, Moroso, Molteni, Mutina, Kartell, Agape, Rosenthal, Baccarat, Kettal, Kvadrat, Andreu World and Hansgrohe. She has won several awards and some of her creations are exhibited in major art and design museums. She is an Ambassador of Expo Milano 2015.

PRODUCTION
BUDRI

Headquarters:
Via di Mezzo, 65
41037 Mirandola (MO)
Tel. +39 0535 21967
info@budri.com
budrispa@pec.it

CATEGORY

Curated by Vincenzo Pavan

An exhibition experimentation and creativity in the use of natural stone that seeks to promote “Made in Italy” in this field through the interpretations of prestigious international designers. The act of reaching upwards, in architecture as in urban spaces, has always been an intriguing challenge for architects, as well as a test of skill in demonstrating a designer’s technical and creative skills.
Today as in the past, natural stone – more than other materials – has proved to be ideal for experiments in this context. Stone materials were used for the most ingenious and richly expressive staircases, from Baroque to Art Nouveau, from classic to modern. Similarly, natural stone lends itself to modelling ramps, paths and sloping, structurally complex and visibly steep surfaces. The exhibition seeks to generate new experiences and new interpretations of stone materials through input from internationally renowned architects and designers and groud-breaking Italian companies operating in the stone industry. Their collaboration led to a search for new forms and creative solutions for key construction elements, as well as an exploration of unsuspected technical and expressive qualities of a material boasting such ancient traditions

FOTOGALLERY
VIDEO
MAKING OF

Patricia Urquiola presents an installation of three stairways with different heights, a reinterpretation of Budri’s marbles in terms of colours, forms and language. The back side of the stairs, until now hidden, is enhanced and emphasized from a different perspective.
Fiskskin” is a meter high and combines different marbles and onyx inlays with Chilean pine wood inserts

A TEXTURE OF BLUE, AQUAMARINE AND EMERALD SHADES COVERS ENTIRELY THE STAIRS

“Sticks” the stairway three and a half meters in height is supported by a weave of thin vertical white marble sticks rotated 30°on themselves. The multi-coloured paravant with graphics elements, solids and voids creates an optical illusion, a movement perception, and a mutation of the stair.
“Semi-circle” like a cascade of marble semicircles in pastel and coral shadings matched to Chilean pine elements the stairways create a dense, almost architectural weave that covers the entire backside of the surface.

PATRICIA URQUIOLA

Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo (Spain). She now lives and works in Milan. She studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and Politecnico di Milano, where she graduated in 1989 with Achille Castiglioni. She was assistant lecturer to Achille Castiglioni and worked with Vico Magistretti; she headed the Design department for Lissoni Associati. She opened her own studio in 2001, working in the fields of product design, interiors and architecture. She has designed products for leading Italian and international companies, including: B&B, Boffi Cucine, Budri, Moroso, Molteni, Mutina, Kartell, Agape, Rosenthal, Baccarat, Kettal, Kvadrat, Andreu World and Hansgrohe. She has won several awards and some of her creations are exhibited in major art and design museums. She is an Ambassador of Expo Milano 2015.

BUDRI

Headquarters:
Via di Mezzo, 65
41037 Mirandola (MO)
Tel. +39 0535 21967
info@budri.com
budrispa@pec.it

Curated by Vincenzo Pavan

An exhibition experimentation and creativity in the use of natural stone that seeks to promote “Made in Italy” in this field through the interpretations of prestigious international designers. The act of reaching upwards, in architecture as in urban spaces, has always been an intriguing challenge for architects, as well as a test of skill in demonstrating a designer’s technical and creative skills.
Today as in the past, natural stone – more than other materials – has proved to be ideal for experiments in this context. Stone materials were used for the most ingenious and richly expressive staircases, from Baroque to Art Nouveau, from classic to modern. Similarly, natural stone lends itself to modelling ramps, paths and sloping, structurally complex and visibly steep surfaces. The exhibition seeks to generate new experiences and new interpretations of stone materials through input from internationally renowned architects and designers and groud-breaking Italian companies operating in the stone industry. Their collaboration led to a search for new forms and creative solutions for key construction elements, as well as an exploration of unsuspected technical and expressive qualities of a material boasting such ancient traditions

OPERA

Patricia Urquiola presents an installation of three stairways with different heights, a reinterpretation of Budri’s marbles in terms of colours, forms and language. The back side of the stairs, until now hidden, is enhanced and emphasized from a different perspective.
Fiskskin” is a meter high and combines different marbles and onyx inlays with Chilean pine wood inserts

A TEXTURE OF BLUE, AQUAMARINE AND EMERALD SHADES COVERS ENTIRELY THE STAIRS

“Sticks” the stairway three and a half meters in height is supported by a weave of thin vertical white marble sticks rotated 30°on themselves. The multi-coloured paravant with graphics elements, solids and voids creates an optical illusion, a movement perception, and a mutation of the stair.
“Semi-circle” like a cascade of marble semicircles in pastel and coral shadings matched to Chilean pine elements the stairways create a dense, almost architectural weave that covers the entire backside of the surface.

DESIGNER
PATRICIA URQUIOLA

Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo (Spain). She now lives and works in Milan. She studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and Politecnico di Milano, where she graduated in 1989 with Achille Castiglioni. She was assistant lecturer to Achille Castiglioni and worked with Vico Magistretti; she headed the Design department for Lissoni Associati. She opened her own studio in 2001, working in the fields of product design, interiors and architecture. She has designed products for leading Italian and international companies, including: B&B, Boffi Cucine, Budri, Moroso, Molteni, Mutina, Kartell, Agape, Rosenthal, Baccarat, Kettal, Kvadrat, Andreu World and Hansgrohe. She has won several awards and some of her creations are exhibited in major art and design museums. She is an Ambassador of Expo Milano 2015.

PRODUCTION
BUDRI

Headquarters:
Via di Mezzo, 65
41037 Mirandola (MO)
Tel. +39 0535 21967
info@budri.com
budrispa@pec.it

CATEGORY

Curated by Vincenzo Pavan

An exhibition experimentation and creativity in the use of natural stone that seeks to promote “Made in Italy” in this field through the interpretations of prestigious international designers. The act of reaching upwards, in architecture as in urban spaces, has always been an intriguing challenge for architects, as well as a test of skill in demonstrating a designer’s technical and creative skills.
Today as in the past, natural stone – more than other materials – has proved to be ideal for experiments in this context. Stone materials were used for the most ingenious and richly expressive staircases, from Baroque to Art Nouveau, from classic to modern. Similarly, natural stone lends itself to modelling ramps, paths and sloping, structurally complex and visibly steep surfaces. The exhibition seeks to generate new experiences and new interpretations of stone materials through input from internationally renowned architects and designers and groud-breaking Italian companies operating in the stone industry. Their collaboration led to a search for new forms and creative solutions for key construction elements, as well as an exploration of unsuspected technical and expressive qualities of a material boasting such ancient traditions

FOTOGALLERY
VIDEO
MAKING OF