Future of Natural Stone homeware makes marble "dynamic"
A marble bench that conceals wireless chargers features in Progetto99 Stone Design's latest homeware collection, which it is introducing at VDF x Ventura Projects.
Exhibitor: Progetto99 Stone Design/Niccolò Garbati
Project title: Future of Natural Stone
Progetto99 Stone Design is a studio founded by Niccolò Garbati that spans the fields of architecture and product design.
During the VDF x Ventura Projects collaboration, it is introducing a homeware collection called Future of Natural Stone that combines marble with modern technology. It comprises a modular bookcase, bench and floor lamp.
Each piece is made from Calacatta marble and incorporates electronic devices that are activated by touch. In the bench design, this includes electronic induction sensors hidden within its armrests that act as wireless charging points.
According to the studio, the collection offers a "future vision of natural stone" that allows people to "interact with the marble, making it dynamic".
Main image is by Simone Moracchioli, thumbnail is by Matteo Andrei.
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Virtual Design Festival is the world's first online design festival, taking place from 15 April to 30 June 2020.
Ventura Projects are exhibitions curated by Utrecht- and Milan-based Organisation in Design that cover the latest developments in contemporary design.
As part of VDF, Ventura Projects is presenting the work of 88 international designers, academies and brands. See work from all the VDF x Ventura Projects participants at dezeen.com/vdf/ventura-projects.