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Patricia Urquiola + Budri- 07.28.10

urquiola.jpg Fascinating structures! Designer Patricia Urquiola and Italian inlay, marble and stone company Budri collaboration produced amazing patterns, shapes, textures and an extraordinary modern approach to marble processing. After the Marbleous Garden, the garden of stone, presented by Interni Design Energies and Marmomacc Verona Fiere, Patricia Urquiola leads us through a digital-biological microcosm, a fascinating environment inhabited by natural forms that are usually invisible, those of vegetable micro organisms (the micrasterias). The result of these awesome collaborations have been ‘Marbleus Garden’ in 2009 and ‘Macrosterias’, ‘Algae’ Bench and ‘Curly’ screen in 2010. See more pics on the next page!

In the installations, stone is worked to look and feels like a completely malleable material, transformed into a fabric, sometimes given a quilted effect, sometimes a pixel look, constantly changing its appearance.

The ‘Algae’ bench is 40 m2, its honeycomb compartments are inlaid with Green Bowenite, superimposed in several levels.

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Marbleous Garden was inspired by Urquiola’s own ‘Landscape’ collection for Rosenthal’s Studio Line.

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