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Cristina Celestino collaborates with Margraf for 55th edition of Marmomac
Margraf Booth at Marmomac: Cristina Celestino x Margraf
Image: Chiara Cadeddu

Cristina Celestino collaborates with Margraf for 55th edition of Marmomac

In connection with the 55th edition of Marmomac, the studio curated the design of the company’s booth and presented the Rèpere project for the “In our time” exhibition in collaboration with the leading marble brand.

by Cristina Celestino
Published on : Oct 05, 2021

“The project I conceived for the ‘In Our Time’ exhibition, designed in collaboration with Margraf, lies in a hybrid interior-exterior space, for self-care, a place to take your time and experiencing direct contact with stones and water,” says designer Cristina Celestino. If the lithic material brings time into its dimension, the project becomes representative of the time of doing, the time needed to work a precious material, with its infinite facets. A sort of small stone garden with steps, with a combination of travertine, Azul calcite and jade green, a game of colours and finishes that reminds us of Scarpa’s spaces.

Functional objects, from the Geode collection, such as sculptures, are placed on the steps: a sink, a planter and a shower tray. The volumes arise from the combination of layers of different marbles, Carnian peach blossom, jade green and pink onyx, processed as a single block of material, which brings to light the different layers it is composed of, in the concavity of the object.

Repère is also the name of the wall and floor covering designed through marble studs placed on slight concavities of the marble slab generates a motif that draws on Canova’s technique of duplicating casts through a grid of small nails. A contemporary concept achieved owing to advanced processing techniques and the centennial experience of Margraf, who wants to recount the story of marble and its potential.

Margraf is constantly carrying out research into the processing and presentation of stone materials, as it strives to create highly exclusive designer items and products. With this in mind, the Vicenza-based company has embarked on a new partnership with Cristina Celestino. The stand aims to bring out the best of marble and stone as age-old construction materials. Thanks to the focus on finishes, hues and full and empty spaces in the design, they come together to form a colourful, breathtaking stone garden. The display has been deliberately created to enable people to both see and walk through it. Combining indoor and outdoor features, it has spaces that are outlined by panels, platforms, steps and tubs, which are complemented by the colours and tactile qualities of the marble.

New products designed by Cristina Celestino

Geode Collection: a sink, a shower tray and a planter - dimension and colours customisable

Repère: wallcovering and flooring – customisable

About Margraf

Margraf’s story (former Industria Marmi Vicentini) started in Chiampo (province of Vicenza) in 1906. Since its early start, the company devoted itself to accurate research work and the development of new technologies, working in tight collaboration with famous international architects. Today, after more than a century, Margraf is a leading, world stakeholder in this field. Among many other pluses, Margraf owes its worldwide established reputation to its skilful extraction of marble and the ability to transform it into finished, polished slabs or tiny tiles and to provide a huge array of precious materials and excellent products for building construction and architecture (from the cladding of inner and external walls to interior design items, to bathroom and kitchen decoration). On top of all this, Margraf ensures extensive environmental compliance investing any efforts to minimise any possible kind of environmental impact. This includes the use of cutting-edge technologies, the implementation of landscape recovery and energy-saving practices, as well as the exploitation of renewable resources. Margraf is a perfect merging of past and present, a first-class enterprise eagerly turned to the future.

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