Salone del Mobile 2019
This year at Salone del Mobile in Milan, the Italian natural stone company Citco will showcase beautiful and elegant pieces for two new collections within its Citco Design and Citco Privé lines. For this year’s collections, Citco has collaborated once again with world renowned designers with expertise in architecture and design to create stunning luxury pieces that will charm and bring elegance to all environments. These collections are another example of Citco’s expert ability to create extraordinary designs from high quality marble. The 2019 collection will showcase 5 remarkable new pieces created with highly advanced techniques with the collaboration of British sculptor Anish Kapoor, Italian architect Marco Piva and emerging Italian designer Fabrizio Bendazzoli. Citco has also partnered again with Zaha Hadid Design and Arik Levy to create exquisite new pieces. Oval Table has been created by world renowned artist Anish Kapoor for 2019 Citco Design collection. Made in granite and in onyx, the natural patina and materiality of the stone creates a surface and form that permeates a sensual physicality. The central recess of the table iterates Kapoor’s pre-occupation with the sublime space of the void, whilst its scale positions it on the threshold of functional object, landscape and sculpture. Magic Cave by Marco Piva is a stone sculpture that envelops and generates water, taking its inspiration from underground caves. The stunning bath and shower creates a curve line that wraps around itself creating an environment conceived to welcome, protect and regenerate the body through a delicate shower or a jet that flows into the tub at the base. Somma Light Table is a new lamp designed in collaboration with the emerging Italian designer Fabrizio Bendazzoli. This piece comprises of two sections: an arched frame that acts as an LED light source and a matching solid inner panel that allows the light to be directed to suit one’s preferences. Somma Light Table can enhance the atmosphere of the most luxurious environments, not only in its varied display of light, but also thanks to its elegant aesthetic qualities. For this year’s collection, Citco has collaborated once again with Zaha Hadid Design and Arik Levy. Zaha Hadid Design has created a new table called Pelago that will be an extension of the already known Mercuric collection. This beautiful piece takes inspiration from the costal rock formations carved by the sea and mirrors the logic and coherence of natural forms. Arik Levy has created Vortex, a functional sculpture with a dominant presence that is inspired by the powerful energy of a vortex. Its tabletop suggests a concentration of energy, flow and dynamics by the spiral movement that moves towards the foot. The base twists and spins around its axe to become a kinetic sculpture that appears to the eye to be in movement.
For Salone del Mobile.Milano 2019, Citco Privé will divide its stand in two parts to surprise its visitors with an incredible exhibition. One part will contain an innovative Pop-Art area that will contrast with the elegant approach of the luxury section in the second part of the stand. The Pop-Art section will feature modern, colourful and avant-garde pieces showing a more fun and joyful use of marble, that is too often seen as a hard and cold material. This dynamic display of marble will feature a mural, a 3D sculpture, an Abstract Expressionist inspired coffee table and a bas-relief silhouette homage to Freddie Mercury. The luxury section will instead allow visitors to see remarkable pieces such as mirrors, sideboards and marble carpets created with inlayed pieces of luxurious marbles. It shows how everyday objects can extend beyond its functional role to be an object of beauty. The two sections although different in style, both show a magnificent and elegant use of marble. Created with the most advanced techniques in the sector, this is the latest example of Citco’s expertise.