Arturo

Matteo Cibic
This is not a vase but a card holder. Or perhaps a pen holder. Or maybe it is a vase, but with a mouth and ears. The important thing is understanding that one can be mistaken but still smile; like Cibic’s creations, which never renounce anthropomorphism and good cheer, and unite white and black Marquinia marble in a play of contrasts, once again, making irony possible.
Homage
One can read the cypher of Italian design, perceiving ironic touches, admiring the ever-lasting material.
Matteo Cibic encounters Mmairo and Homage is born. A tribute to marble, which is no longer an impenetrable material, but part of the everyday, laughing and having fun; a tribute to the sculptural expression of Carrara, a glorious chapter of Italian art history, from Gothic lavishness to site specific design.
Form follows Cibic’s ideas, who never compromises on anthropomorphism and joy, recalling the ancient faces of tribal sculptures, masks and idols. With – Homage – he conjures African Art embraced by Amedeo Modigliani, the painter and sculptor from Livorno capable of “allowing the lines to emerge”. Lines that fascinate Cibic, who from a vase creates a cheerful face offset by protruding ears; a fruit bowl inspired by a tribal mask; and a cake stand in Red Levanto can be a flag with White Michelangelo and Black Marquinia, as if suggesting that the merger of opposites were possible. And how: the colours and marbles in Cibic’s pieces, tell of lucky encounters and happy times, celebrated by unforgettable objects.
Technical Information
Marbles

  Bianco Michelangelo

  Rosso Levanto

Dimensions

16.3 x 4 x 10.6 cm
6.4 x 1.6 x 4.2 in

Made in Italy, hand finished.
Useful Information

MMAIRO marble products are made of valuable materials and need to be handled with care. Any difference between similar objects and from their picture on the catalogue are due to the nature of the marble, and costitute an additional value of each piece, making it truly unique and special. The contact with acid or corrosive substances may adversely affect the surface. Hand washing is recommended. Special stain treatment, where necessary food compatible.
Matteo Cibic

Matteo Cibic (1983) is an Italian designer and creative director. He is known for his objects with hybrid functions and anthropomorphic and joyful shapes. He works indiscriminately with industrial processes and small artisans, for luxury brands, collectors and hi-tech companies. His most known projects are the Domsai terrariums, 10A clothing range, VasoNaso research into objects, and the Tim Towers in Rome. His works are displayed in museums, institutions and galleries worldwide. Matteo is an international award winning designer, and his work is published internationally. He has been awarded International Young Talent of the Year 2017 by Elle Decor.

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