Fuorisalone 2018: a can’t-miss appointment in Milan
We are coming soon to Milan, for one of Italy’s most eagerly-awaited appointments: Fuorisalone (https://fuorisalone.it/). Also known as “Fuori Salone,” it is the annual event held alongside Salone del Mobile, on the occasion of Milano Design Week (or simply “Design Week”) – one of the world’s most important events in the sector of industrial design, particularly in furnishing. Come for a visit and join us to discover the magic of natural stones…
WHEN | From 17 to 22 April 2018
WHERE | Officina 22, Foro Buonaparte, Brera Design District
Brera Design District, located in Milan and internationally renowned, is Italy’s most important centre of design promotion. Based on a system of local marketing actions managed by Studiolabo, its aim is to bring together and promote professionals in contemporary industrial design, enriching itself with a variety of Italian resources.
For us at Cianciullo Marmi, it is an honour to be present in a place where attention to detail, a tradition of craftsmanship, a culture of making things, and design are so well matched with an advanced model of development and dissemination, that exploits strategic levels to work on distribution, promotion, communication, and networking.
“Cube” is a versatile element that can be assembled in various conformations and developed on any scale.
The design originates from the mathematical equation for finding the cube of a binomial: (a + b)3 = a3 + 2a2b + 2ab2 + b3. Starting from an initial cube, cubes and parallelepipeds of different sizes emerge from the main element, based on the formula.
The cube element may be subdivided into multiple combinations as needed: for example, it can be used as an exterior seat, both compact and disassembled. Composed of five elements linked to one another, the structure is supported by internal steel pins that guarantee the stability and balance of the blocks it is combined with. It is also designed to enhance the assemblable elements, thanks to the 2 cm recess.
Each element resting on the structure, through the same system of steel pins and nuts, has an extractible cover guaranteeing the utmost versatility: the box can be used as a container for objects, as a vase for plants, or as a waste basket. Each element is composed of four vertical plates and a horizontal one, held firmly in place by gluing and reinforcing with steel clamps. The cover, on the other hand, is locked in place by eight magnets sized on the basis of its weight. To facilitate grip, two opposing recesses are obtained by lightly shaping the openable plate.
The box can be used for any purpose, provided that account is taken of the load to be borne by the structure. In addition to the model made exclusively in stone, integration with other materials is also provided for, using the same system of joints and fastenings. The proposal’s strength lies precisely in the infinite combinations that can be achieved, thanks to the possibility of resting upon the stone structure materials of equal thickness but lower in weight, like wood, Plexiglas, or weathering steel.