Based on the emerging vision of marble that involves re-thinking functional design out of industrial excess,
Bloc studios is built on the ideas of international collaborations and in-house designed pieces.
The brand was founded in Carrara in 2014 by Sara Ferron Cima and Massimo Ciuffi with the intention of transforming raw, natural stones into thoughtful everyday objects while preserving the inherent qualities of the marble.
Following the philosophy that every pieces of marble contains a unique story waiting to be revealed, each piece is a unique one.
For "Marmo Domestico" collection, THÉVOZ — CHOQUET has stripped down the essence of marble to its fundamental qualities : sturdiness, weight and timelessness.
The result is a very approachable range of products that will find their meaning in every domestic environment.
Based in Switzerland, Joséphine and Virgile position themselves as an interdisciplinary practice focused on product design and communication.
For the " Voie lights – Stone edition ", Sabine Marcelis is a designer living and working in Rotterdam the Netherlands.
Since graduating, she has been operating Studio Sabine Marcelis, working within the fields of product, installation and spacial design with a strong focus on materiality.
Her work is characterised by pure forms which highlight material properties.
“ The final shape and form of each project is really defined by the effect I want to expose or what the material properties demand to be highlighted ”
Valentina Cameranesi Sgroi is a Milan-based independent creative director and set designer working both with the physical objects design and their presentation, through spaces or images.
From 2010 until 2012 she designed the Diesel Home Collection, working closely to the Creative Director, developing the light and furniture collection licensed respectively by Foscarini and Moroso.
Since 2012 she works in association with Enrico Pompili: the Cameranesi/Pompili studio develops concepts and projects both for commissioned and self-initiated projects as set designers, interior designers and creative directors according to each case.
Nick Ross is a designer based in Stockholm, Sweden. His research focuses on the complex repertoire of history, particularly ancient history, where he finds the factors with which to interpret the relationship between the user and contemporary design.
Using storytelling as a pretext and applying an always critical approach, Nick Ross is interested in investigating facts and happenings that have determined specific cultural balances; every project comes from the desire to create ideal or real bridges between the present society and that of the past.
Objects of Common Interest is a Greek design studio with the focus in creating objects and still life installations in search of inspirational moments in materiality, process and concept. Objects of Common Interest is formed by Eleni Petaloti and Leonidas Trampoukis, founding partners of LOT office for architecture based in New York and in Greece.
In 2017 Objects of Common Interest was commissioned to design the Design Talks Theater for Design Miami in partnership with Maharam. In 2018 was invited to design the VIP lounge at Collective Design Fair in New York, and to present a special object collaboration with Sight Unseen for the New York design week.
ODD MATTER is a design studio driven by curiosity for all the strange and wonderful.The studio believes that by working with existing processes and notions, researching these from a different and more naive perspective a different kind of products can be created.
Odd Matter are Dutch native ElsWoldhek and Bulgarian Georgi Manassiev.They currently live and work in The Netherlands, after living inLondon for seven years, where the pair met whilst undertaking their MA studies in the Design Products department at The Royal College of Art.
Since 2007 she has worked as a designer for Diesel Living, for 5 years she has been the Design Director of the brand, working among Veneto and Milan touching on all aspects of the collection from the product to interior design and communication.
Since she moved to Milan in 2016, she started working as an independent on new projects related to her personal research moving from category to category.
Forms referring to the past clashing with futuristic surfaces with an eye on materials and finishings research mixing languages and technologies halfway between craftsmanship and industry.
Studiopepe is a design agency founded in Milan, in 2006, by Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto.
Studiopepe’s focus is on design and research through the use of a multidisciplinary approach: this includes interior design (retail, hotels, private commissions), product design and creative consulting.
The language they use for their designs is eclectic, uniting poetic vision and rigorous design.Art, installations, study of formal archetypes, experiments with materials and the dialogue between opposites are some of the themes developed by the Studio.