Bisazza Marmo at the Milano Design Week 2022 designed by architect Carlo Dal Bianco and Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty.
BISAZZA presented two new decorative series for the Bisazza MARMO Collection: MARMOSAICO, ten decorations in marble mosaic tiles, designed by the architect Carlo Dal Bianco, and COLLEZIONE STUDIO KO, a contemporary line of marble patterns signed by the French architect duo, Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty, founders of Studio KO.
The new collections were on display in the Bisazza Milan Flagship Store, via Solferino 22. COLLEZIONE MARMOSAICO, design CARLO DAL BIANCO Internationally renowned for its glass mosaic collections, for the first time ever, Bisazza is introducing marble as a new material to enrich its decorative portfolio of mosaic.
The MARMOSAICO collection includes ten patterns made with marble tesserae, carefully hand-cut according to traditional artistic techniques by the Bisazza Atelier artisans.
Each motif recalls the sober and refined atmosphere of traditional Milanese bourgeois home interiors. Available in two colour variants, the patterns are recreated thanks to meticulous research of the aesthetics of the period, and the chromatic combination of precious marbles such as Bianco Thassos, Crema Botticino, Giallo Verona, Absolute Black, Guatemala Green, Kaiser Brown, Verona Red and Bardiglio Gray.
From the contemporary reinterpretation of the floors in buildings designed by Giovanni Muzio, Emilio Lancia, Piero Portaluppi, and Giò Ponti, ten patterns are born, made of different geometric shapes. The name of each décor recalls some of the best known Milanese landmarks: Brera, Borgonuovo, Belgioioso, Galleria, Montenapoleone, Piazza Scala, Piazza Scala with Cameo, Solferino, Triennale and Verri. The collection is a tribute to Milanese architecture of the early decades of the 20th Century and evokes elegance through a contemporary interpretation of the classic forms of the past. COLLEZIONE STUDIO KO, design Studio KO
STUDIO KO is a series of designs in marble born from Bisazza’s collaboration with the French architect duo, Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty. Drawing inspiration from classic Italian tradition–from Pompei to the intricate floors of St.Mark’s Basilica, to the architectural works of Gio Ponti and Piero Portaluppi Studio KO interprets the natural elegance of marble with contemporary flair A remarkable combination of geometric patterns and contrasting interplays of light and shadow characterizes Modulo1, Modulo2, and Modulo3, three patterns with a modernist aesthetic, each of which comes in three different colors: Chiaroscuro, Monocromo, and Policromo.
Modulo1 arises from the sequential repetition of three rectangles whose cadence calls to mind analgorithmic structure. The design for the Modulo2 motif grew out of an arrangement of triangles, reminiscent of the design of a textile weave. The circle, whose enveloping shape interacts with the veining of the marble, animates the pattern of Modulo3.
In the Chiaroscuro color, the contrasting hues of the Nero Marquinia, Bardiglio Nuvolato and Arabescato Bianco marbles produce light and shadow effects. In the Monocromo color way, a trio of white marbles gives rise to a faux solid color in which the densely veined Arabescato Bianco and Calacatta Oro playfully engage with the pure white of the Thassos marble. In the Policromo version, the ocher of the Giallo Verona marble brightens the grey in the Bardiglio Nuvolato and the black in the Nero Marquinia. The matte finish, often recurring in Studio KO architectural projects, is characteristic of all nine patterns.
“Marble is our chosen material featured in almost all our projects. Its rich heritage and, at the same time, contemporary elegance make it a source of unlimited creativity and innovation. In developing a collection with Bisazza, we were deeply inspired by Italy itself, where each region offers an extraordinary variety of marble with its many colors and styles. As architects and connoisseurs of understated elegance, we pay tribute to this treasured mineral through are working of modern domestic concepts that transforms the traditional aesthetic customs, uses, and, often, functions of marble.”Studio KO, Karl Fournieret Olivier Marty