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Workshop, ECAL 2019

in MASTER OF ADVANCED STUDIES DESIGN FOR LUXURY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP

Teacher(s): Pierre Charpin


In partnership with the Italian marble manufacturer Marsotto LAB, ECAL Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship students present a series of home accessories devised during a workshop with French designer Pierre Charpin.

The Italian marble manufacturer that entrusted the project development to ECAL Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship with a clock collection for last year’s Milan Design Week, chose to repeat the collaboration to create home accessories for this year’s edition.

Marsotto LAB, the new laboratory of the family business founded in 2018 for which the students had worked before, gives talented young aspiring designers an opportunity to present simple yet functional objects while learning about the specific properties of marble, namely its weight, hardness and aesthetics.

A tour of the factory in the outskirts of Verona provided the students with a unique opportunity to discover the Marsotto manufacturing plant as well as the leading-edge machines that enable them to optimise production while maintaining the level of handcrafted quality to which the Marsotto brand has been equating for six generations now. 

After their trip, the students were able to develop their ideas alongside Pierre Charpin, the French designer who shared with them his enthusiasm for perfect and well-balanced shapes.

The result is an original and surprising collection of kitchenware (a champagne bucket, containers, trays and other accessories) vases and incense burners, all these objects form a fresh yet useful range that aims to complement the marble furniture collections created by renowned designers for Marsotto edizioni, a brand that has been internationally successful for a number of years.


Vortex
ECAL/Nabhadr Apiwanopas 
Image: ECAL/Younès Klouche

Tracce
ECAL/Lorenzo Giovannoni 
Image: ECAL/Younès Klouche

Totem
ECAL/Nathan Gramage
Image: ECAL/Younès Klouche


Steps
ECAL/Somchai Thumthatanukul

Image: ECAL/Younès Klouche


Slide
ECAL/An Taniguchi
Image: ECAL/Younès Klouche

Pattern
ECAL/Beatrice Barbieri 

Image: ECAL/Younès Klouche


Oracolo
ECAL/Charalampos Potzidis
Image: ECAL/Younès Klouche

L’Origine 
ECAL/Charalampos Potzidis 
Image: ECAL/Younès Klouche

Overview
Image: ECAL/Younès Klouche