Regions rich in natural stone reserves often depict the region in mosaics made of their local material. From the southern Italian region of Apulia now comes a new idea for geological presentations: a bench made of upright stone slabs like a row of dominoes.
The bench is made of 4 types of local limestone: Apricena, Trani, Fasano-Ostuni and Lecce. But that’s not all: the Bench is a stylized relief of the region of Apulia.
A designer-team of Centro di Progettazione, Design e Tecnologie dei Materiali (Cetma) came up with the idea. The work was realized by Monitillo Marmi, Marmi Damiani, and Pietram. They recently founded the joint-venture called Smetwork.
Another of Cetma-Designers’ ideas aims at presenting all of the 29 local types of stone at once.
Fotos: Cetma / Ubaldo Spina
(07.03.2014, USA: 03.07.2014)