pietre di monitillo marmi – marble design objects made in puglia, italy
(above) ‘chianca’ by giovanni pesce
a table platter made from white carrara marble, accompanied by a crafted wicker basket
Ø300 x 120 mm
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monitillo marmi has been specializing in the production of marble for construction projects and private homes since 1980. until now, the italian company based in altamura, situated in the region of puglia, has been focusing its main business on custom-built interior elements such as counters, tables, wall coverings, and wash basins. with developments in technology over the last decades playing a huge role in the processing of natural stone, monitillo marmi has been able to translate abstract concepts into mass produced pieces.

 

deeply embedded in the land of altamura and the traditions and culture linked to the centuries of processing stone materials in the area, monitillo marmi debuts a collection of small design objects — highlighting the natural material’s characteristics and the possibilities of working with stone on different scales.

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‘orte’ by claesson koivisto rune
a set of platters for cutting and serving available in three models
model 1: 165 x 135 x 27 mm, made from white carrara marble
model 2: 215 x 190 x 27 mm, made from white carrara marble or imperial green marble
model 3: 305 x 215 x 27 mm, made from white carrara marble
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pietre di monitillo‘ evolved out of the collaboration between monitillo marmi and international designers from diverse backgrounds, each of who share a passion for marble and stone, and its structural potential and applications. among the creatives who have developed pieces for this initial collection are:  birgit lohmann, carlo martino, claesson koivisto rune, efrem bonacina + giovanni moro, emmanuel gallina, giovanni pesce, habits, lorenzo palmeri, marco acerbis, matteo ragni, may day design and andrea maldifassi, mrsmith studio and spalvieri / del ciotto.

 

‘pietre di monitillo’ encompasses tableware, wall hangers, furniture pieces and small toys, and premiered  to the public on february 26th, 2015 at the design library in milan.

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stacking detail of ‘orte’
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‘sasso’ by mrsmith studio
a small container made from white marble with three compartments, accompanied by a teak cover
Ø255 x 90 mm
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detail of the three compartments found within ‘sasso’
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‘ovo’ by may day design and andrea maldifasi
amplifier and passive speaker made from white carrara marble, compatible with iPhone 5 and 6
see more about this project on designboom here
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‘pietre di monitillo’ collection
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‘pietre di monitillo’ collection
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