For the Milan Furniture 2014 Show “Salone del Mobile”, Robot City presented a new, specially-produced project for the international design community. The project combines design, art, architecture and music, forming a single harmonious choreography starring marble. “Solid Senses” is, rst and foremost, a creative project transformed into an exhibition.
Four important personalities from different generations and trends in architecture and design were invited to work on a valuable material, Carrara marble, to create unique objects. Especially for Robot City, Cini and Stefano Boeri, Stefano Giovannoni, Alessandro Mendini and Paolo Ulian made a series of original works, in limited series. These works are valuable furnishing objects that develop from the “eternal white material,” and give unexpected twists to the interchange between form, function, visual appearance, ergonomics, tradition and innovation. Each of them is enhanced by the expressive and functional potential of this ancient, fascinating material, transforming it into advanced contemporary expressions according to their personal style and language.
All the objects in the “Solid Senses” project were made from a single block of marble of rare quality, weighing 38.750 tons, following the guidelines of a business approach underscored by the highest principles of eco-sustainability in all production phases. The materials were worked with a combination of high technology and robotically-controlled processes, with skilled supervision by expert marble artisans.