Julia Marmi, the historic Italian company specialized in the extraction and processing of Piasentina Stone, a unique stone material, extracted exclusively in a small north-eastern area of Italian Friuli, returns to Bologna Cersaie, the fair of ceramic tiles, bathroom furniture and equipment and wall coverings with new projects and artefacts.
At the new stand of Julia Marmi in pad 29 were shown the results of Fifty Design Competition, banned by the company last July to celebrate 50 years of activity. The prototype of the winner, the basin Colosso/Fifty by architect Luca Maci and the other 4 finalist projects, including the special mention, the sink EYE 2018 by designer Pier Paolo Zanchin, have been exhibited. The award ceremony took place in the exhibition The Sound of Design, at the Hall 30 of Cersaie.
Because it’s related to Cersaie, the awarded projects, as required by the competition, are intended for the bathroom or wellnes area and enhance the characteristics of the material: strength, workability, particular chromaticity that varies depending on the surface work.
More, at the Julia Marmi stand, doubled in size, was shown Mont, a massive 2 meter long counter, with the front in Pietra Piasentina with a “quarry split surface” and the flamed surface that welcomed visitors to the stand – design by Davide Vercelli who also designed the set-up. Vercelli also designed Centrino, a circular wall decorative element – with a diameter of 80 cm and a thickness of 1 cm – which has a perforated decoration that “lightens” the brushed surface of the stone.
Continues the collaboration with Tideo Design, specializing in surface decoration project, which proposes the Piasentina Consolle with a metal structure and the polished and micro decorated Piasentina stone top.
Also by Tideo design, RITORNI – RETURN, covering line composed of a collection of graphic decorations on brushed stone, presented at the Cersaie 2017.
Also on show is the outdoor fountain for men and animals Milli, designed by Angelo Dall’Aglio and Davide Vercelli, in solid chestnut wood, Pietra Piasentina hand-made and brushed in the parts in contact with water, and copper cane for the water.
The company took part again to the group exhibition of Cersaie entitled The Sound of Design, curated by Angelo Dall’Aglio and Davide Vercelli and presented at Hall 30.
Julia Marmi, a historic company set up in 1967 in Cividale del Friuli (Friuli Venezia Giulia is the far northeast region of Italy), specializes in the extraction and processing of Piasentina stone. The material, extracted exclusively in a small area of the north-eastern foothills of Friuli, has excellent technical and aesthetic characteristics. In fact, it is used for both interior and outdoor areas, floors and walls, and for building items of furniture. The area in which Piasentina stone is extracted is a narrow strip of the Julian Prealps located near Cividale, in Friuli Venezia Giulia. Julia Marmi is the most important owner of active Piasentina stone quarries in this area. It has three, giving it an excavation availability of 1,500,000 cubic meters. The name “Piasentina Stone” comes from an anecdote of Friulian origin, according to which the major clients from Udine described it as “una pietra che la piase”– “a material that is liked”— very highly valued for its physical and aesthetic attributes. Julia Marmi is part of the Consortium of Producers of Piasentina Stone, formed in 1965 for the protection and development of this product, and to provide services to companies and designers. Julia Marmi has carried out important projects in the contract sector. These include Marella luxury retail stores throughout the world, designed by Archcalo Design studio of architect Angelo Calò, Radetzky, a trendy venue in Milan designed by Studio Alberto Re and the LUMA hotel in New York.