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From 3 to 9 April 2017, coinciding with Milan Design Week, marble returns as the protagonist: Mmairo unveils its first collection connecting artwork and decorative object at the Tabacchi space in Via Solferino, on the corner of via Castelfidardo.

Milan, 20 / 03 / 2017

Established in 2016 with the dream of a unique piece, Mmairo has made marble its material of choice; unique, valuable, never equal to itself, dreamlike, with those endless veins, shaping it into decorative objects. It all begins in Carrara, international capital of marble, in the steady embrace of the Apuan Alps, where Mmairo has made its home to oversee the quarrying and processing of this pure gift of nature. For its first collection, Mmairo has selected international and diverse brands, architects, designers and artists, whose private imaginings transform objects that range from the mundane, used for cooking and dining, into customised vases, centrepieces, cake stands.

At the Tabacchi space in Via Solferino, coinciding with Milan Design Week, Mmairo will allow shapes and ideas to speak for Ivan Colominas, Michele Chiossi, Karen Chekerdjian, Stefano Belingardi Clusoni, Studioformart, and Cristoforo Trapani, creators of the seven collections conceived for 2017. From Matter and Table by Colominas, a tribute to Angelo Mangiarotti, one of Italy’s masters in design and architecture; to Shodo’s sushi-mania with key pieces to enjoy a perfect Japanese dinner: two trays, one for serving the other to contain the food, with room for sliced ginger, a rice bowl and finally, the chopstick rests. Tuscan artist Michele Chiossi has found in marble a medium to express modernity, creating Contemporary and Jap Vegetation, allowing marble a moment of levity by transforming it into a pot, a candlestick, a mirror or a tray. Totem by Karen Chekerdjian, is a table seeking to express the balance between fullness and emptiness, between heaviness and lightness, it is unique and trine, the divine inspiration of a design object available in three versions: Nero Marquinia marble with tip in Imperial Green marble; entirely in Portoro marble; or finally in Red Levanto marble with tip in Nero Marquinia and base in Imperial Green marble. Shelf, base, support and stand: for Stefano Belingardi Clusoni, marble was the only option for tables as sculptural objects, which manifest a deep consideration of the material, combining the brilliance of brass and the elegance of gold, a reflection on contemporary living spaces and the idea of modern living.

Let’s get back to the table; Cristoforo Trapani, chef at Magnolia, the stellar restaurant at the Hotel Byron in Forte dei Marmi, has translated his culinary creativity to design the Magnolia collection: bread baskets, a tiered cake stand and an iconic brazier; Studioformart, are young designers from Carrara who live and breathe marble in the nearby quarries, they have created Total Marble: curved or rectangular trays, place mats and mise en place that suggest fleetingness in a material, the divine aspects of which, have been transformed into objects for everyday enjoyment.


Opening 3 April 2017 – from 18:00