Marco Guazzini Centrotavola, 2015
Marwoolus® (marble powder + wool fiber)
Prod. MARCO GUAZZINI DESIGN
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It is the first product made with Marwoolus. Marwoolus is a material invented by Marco Guazzini composed of Carrara marble powder mixed with wool fibers and a bi-component binder. The sinuous shapes and the stylized landscapes designed by the colored wool fibers recall the decorations of the Chinese ceramics of the Ming dynasty that inspired this product.
Design as rational, conscious and profound act. The elegant gesture of the designer Macro Guazzini goes at the same pace with an innovative, meticulous, careful to the contemporary life topics, research, yet rich of inspirations that come from other ages.
AIer have spent few years in New York, Guazzini chose to open his atelier in Milan, where he studied Industrial Design. Here he started a path that led him to work for companies as Officinanove, Ex.t, Pimar, Atipico, Living Divani, and at the same time to collaborate with international design galleries as Galleria Luisa Delle Piane and LecleTco (Milan), Gallery S. Bensimon (Paris), Mint design gallery and Saatchi Gallery (London).
Guazzini worked as professor from 2007 to 2011at NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Art (Milan).
Marco Guazzini is especially well known for the conceiving and the realization of Marwoolus® material, that since 2016 is part of Vitra Design Museum permanent collection. An homage to his places of origin, that blends the Prato wool and the Pietrasanta marble so to obtain an innovative element, symbol of expressive freedom which characterize the whole work of the Italian designer.
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