Carrara marble furniture for Marsotto Edizioni
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Milan 2014: Konstantin Grcic, Naoto Fukasawa and Jasper Morrison are among the six designers who have created objects from Carrara marble for design brand Marsotto Edizioni, showing in Milan this week (+ slideshow).

Isa by Studio Irvine for Marsotto Edizione
Isa by Studio Irvine

Italian brand Marsotto Edizioni have invited five of the same designers from previous commissions dating back to 2009 to create furniture pieces in the Italian white stone, with an addition of a sixth designer, Phillippe Nigro.

The Working on Marble collection comprises modular, flexible pieces including meeting tables, work surfaces and writing desks.

Agoro by Naoto Fukusawa for Marsotto Edizioni
Agoro by Naoto Fukusawa

London-based Studio Irvine is responsible for the art direction of this year's project. "Work, as a necessary part of our lives, covers a vast range of activities relating to the intellect, manual skills, the individual and the group. Hence this collection, with its diverse interpretations of surfaces as action tops," said the studio.

Arena table by Jasper Morrison for Marsotto Edizioni
Arena table by Jasper Morrison

British designer Jasper Morrison's Arena is a set of large round meeting tables with tapered, broad support columns.

Arena table by Jasper Morrison for Marsotto Edizioni
Arena table by Jasper Morrison

Keyboard by Konstantin Grcic is a desk with a curved rotating top extension that allows for different working configurations.

Keyboard by Konstantin Grcic for Marsotto Edizioni
Keyboard by Konstantin Grcic

Naoto Fukasawa has introduced a rectangular and modular meeting table with curved marble panels as legs. The table comes in three parts and fits together as a system, with 45 degree angle corner connections to create a curved opening in the centre.

Agoro by Naoto Fukusawa for Marsotto Edizioni
Agoro by Naoto Fukusawa

Studio Irvine's Toio writing desk and Isa dressing table both feature the same tapered legs, pairs of which sit at a 45 degree angle to the top.

Toio by Studio Irvine for Marsotto Edizione
Toio by Studio Irvine

The writing desk incorporates a groove, which supports a reading stand while the dressing table uses a groove to store cosmetics. The dressing table also features a circular detachable mirror.

Two Mates by Ross Lovegrove for Marsotto Edizione
Two Mates by Ross Lovegrove

Ross Lovegrove's Two Mates chess table comes with curved seats. He has also created two other freestanding chess tables, which stand at different heights.

Mate by Ross Lovegrove for Marsotto Edizione
Mate by Ross Lovegrove

French designer Philippe Nigro's Rendez Vous reception desk is made to house electrical cables and available in three types, at different heights.

Rendez vous by Philippe Nigro for Marsotto Edizione
Rendez vous by Philippe Nigro

The exhibition will be on show from the Academia di Belle Arti di Brera in the Brera district in Milan from 8-13 April.

Rendez vous by Philippe Nigro for Marsotto Edizione
Rendez vous by Philippe Nigro                              
  • Don Pawson

    So boring. Always the same designers designing the same shapes. So predictable.

    • hornween

      I agree. It was a real chore to scroll to the bottom – no images required a longer glance than 0.2 seconds.

      But there was a new designer in there – P.Nigro.