Marmo Domestico by THÉVOZ— CHOQUET for Bloc Studios | #MILANTRACE2015 by Yellowtrace

Marmo Domestico by THÉVOZ— CHOQUET for Bloc Studios | #MILANTRACE2015 by YellowtraceMarmo Domestico by THÉVOZ— CHOQUET for Bloc Studios | #MILANTRACE2015 by Yellowtrace

Giancarlo Stool & Detail of The Collection.

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Dario Side Table & Roberta Hanging Plant Pot.

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Carrara marble quarries where excess parts of industrially salvaged marble blocks are sourced for the collection.

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Giovanni Table Handle Holder & Alfredo Table.

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Stefano, Romeo n°1 & n°2 Oval Trays.

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Marco Container & Marble Mirror.

 

is an Italian brand founded in 2014 by Sara Ferron Cima & Massimo Ciuffi, with the desire to transform natural stone into thoughtful everyday objects. Based on the philosophy that every single bloc(k) conceals a story, Bloc celebrates the natural diversity of Carrara marble by creating objects that celebrate modern form and function.

Their debut collection “Marmo Domestico”, launched during Milan Design Weeek 2015, presents a range of domestic objects designed by ECAL graduates . This collection aims to re(use) excess parts of industrially salvaged marble blocks in the quarries of Carrara. Bloc is proud to source locally, resulting in a collection entirely Made in Italy, highlighting the craftsmen know-how and expertise from extraction to surface treatments of the final products.

The objects presented pay tribute to the material itself in a very concise and geometric way. Marble carries not only the idea of luxury and exclusivity, but prides itself to convey historical values and notions of technical achievements that are part of a long-lasting tradition of craftsmen.

Joséphine and Virgile of  have stripped down the essence of marble to its fundamental qualities : sturdiness, weight and timelessness. The result is a very approachable range of products that will find their meaning in every domestic environment. Switzerland-based THÉVOZ—CHOQUET position themselves as an interdisciplinary practice focused on product design and communication.

 

Related Post: Extraordinary Beauty of Marble Quarries In Italy & Portugal.

 

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Bloc Studios’ Marmo Domestico installation view during Fuorisalone 2015, which featured a preview of “25 microns”, an interactive installation that uses 3D printed negatives and a projector to create an alternative way of engaging with objects in the exhibitions, encouraging visitors to intuitively interact with projected images.

 

 

 


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