03 April 2019

Marsotto Lab and ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne are presenting a collection of marble home accessories at the forthcoming Milan Design Week (9th-14th April 2019), which ECAL MAS in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship students devised during a workshop with French designer Pierre Charpin.

Marsotto LAB, after entrusting 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 marble home accessories for this year’s edition.

A tour on the factory in the outskirts of Verona provided the students with a unique opportunity to discover the Marsotto’s manufacturing plant as well as the leading-edge machines that enable 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.

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.

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 top names in contemporary design for Marsotto edizioni.