I was born and raised in Rome (1992), inspired by the multi-layered great beauty of my city that has spanned millennia; since a very young age I have always played with different materials as a tool of expression to shape my ideas and to see how they would look like in real life. Graduated in architecture (2014) at “Università degli Studi Roma Tre”, I then moved to London where I am currently doing the MA course “Visual Arts: Designer Maker” at the University of the Arts of London.
Concurrently I am leading a freelance carrier as an artist, working in collaboration with galleries, private clients as well as real-estate companies for installations and more one-off pieces.
For the MOS design workshop I designed a wine cooler, taking advantages from the natural thermic qualities of marble and inspiration from the long-held tradition that Carrara marble has with food. I aimed to design a product that can maximise the use of marble wastes as each piece comes straight from the marble coring cylinders discarded by the industrial productions.
The object selected by Carrara Design Factory is multifunctional and allows the user to play with it and its own function. Coring cooler can be used as a tableware sculpture, a glass holder as well as a vase when the wine bottle is not in it. The marble discs can be slid off from the brass bar and reassembled again by people every time in a different way, therefore everyone can create their own unique piece playing with the nuances and the patterns inherent in every block of marble.
Porta bottiglie/ vaso
questo ingegnoso oggetto può avere una doppia utilità: può essere usato come porta bottiglie-glacette o come porta fiori. L’oggetto è multifunzionale e permette di poter giocare sia con il suo utilizzo che con la sua forma. Il portabottiglie sfrutta le capacità termiche del marmo: i dischi di marmo possono essere sfilati dall’asta di bronzo e messi a raffreddare nel congelatore, per poi essere ricomposti nella sua forma cilindrica e mantenere fredda la temperatura del vino. Inoltre si può giocare con i vari dischi e posizionarli in modi diversi per alloggiare anche le coppe di vino. La sua funzione può essere poi tramutata a oggetto scultura dove posizionare fiori o oggetti di decoro.