Mediterranean Grafts by Lithea

At Palazzo Litta stones and marbles by Martinelli Venezia Studio and Elena Salmistraro

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Mediterranean Grafts by Lithea
04/04/2019 - Lithea presents at Palazzo Litta the new Mediterranean Grafts / Living collections: stunning stone complements and surfaces designed by Martinelli Venezia Studio and Elena Salmistraro.
 
The exhibit, designed by Martinelli Venezia Studio, showcases furnishings results of the collaboration with designers who have a special bond with the Mediterranean. The new furniture and covering proposals express different creative language, interpreting the inspirations creating elements that tell stories, designed for home or contract interiors. Stone materials and precious stones will be the key theme of these designs. Stones which Lithea works with great expertise, coming from half a century’s worth of experience in this sector.
Maniace by Elena Salmistraro_ph Nino Bartuccio

Maniace by Elena Salmistraro_ph Nino Bartuccio

Calafato and Maniace is inspired by the 12th-century Byzantine iconography. Two simple tables in the forms, but elegant thanks to the marble and precious decorations for the grafts of semi-precious stones that enhance their character. The metal frame also becomes a golden decoration, citing Byzantine art.

Three mirrors similar to decorated fans act as structures, linear elements that add up giving rise to Teodora, a contemporary object rich in references to the past where marble combines with other materials, suggesting a new interpretation of the Sicilian tradition. Maniace by Elena Salmistraro_ph Nino Bartuccio

Maniace by Elena Salmistraro_ph Nino Bartuccio

ByzasHagia e Sikelia. Three upholstery proposals reminiscent of mosaics, to celebrate their aesthetics and enhance their spirit: marbles, hard stones and metals alternate with simple geometric shapes becoming modern patterns with a strong iconographic character.

The Mediterranean is synonymous with exploration, discovery, understanding the unknown; a mixture of people, goods, trade but above all of culture. This sea has always been a meeting place, a crossroads, and thus a contamination, a hybridization: a stratification of skills and techniques which represent an extraordinary heritage that one must refocus attention on through new approaches grafting the contemporary onto the traditional.Maniace by Elena Salmistraro_ph Nino Bartuccio

Maniace by Elena Salmistraro_ph Nino Bartuccio

Calafato by Elena Salmistraro_ph Nino Bartuccio

Calafato by Elena Salmistraro_ph Nino Bartuccio

Calafato by Elena Salmistraro_ph Nino Bartuccio

Calafato by Elena Salmistraro_ph Nino Bartuccio

Teodora by Elena Salmistraro_ph Nino Bartuccio

Teodora by Elena Salmistraro_ph Nino Bartuccio

Teodora by Elena Salmistraro_ph Nino Bartuccio

Teodora by Elena Salmistraro_ph Nino Bartuccio

Byzas by Elena Salmistraro_ph Nino Bartuccio

Byzas by Elena Salmistraro_ph Nino Bartuccio

Byzas by Elena Salmistraro_ph Nino Bartuccio

Byzas by Elena Salmistraro_ph Nino Bartuccio

Hagia by Elena Salmistraro_ph Nino Bartuccio

Hagia by Elena Salmistraro_ph Nino Bartuccio

Hagia by Elena Salmistraro_ph Nino Bartuccio

Hagia by Elena Salmistraro_ph Nino Bartuccio

Sikelia by Elena Salmistraro_ph Nino Bartuccio

Sikelia by Elena Salmistraro_ph Nino Bartuccio

Sikelia by Elena Salmistraro_ph Nino Bartuccio

Sikelia by Elena Salmistraro_ph Nino Bartuccio

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