More than a month after Milan Design Week, one of the things that caught people’s attention was “New Volumes”, the homeware collection by the Australian design brand Artedomus.
The collection’s polished elegance, playful forms, and marvelous craftsmanship, but I Lobo You was especially blown away by the concept behind it. Each Artedomus‘s contemporary art collection was based on a single natural material and completely defies all the design expectations.
“New Volumes”, the first collection of Artedomus, explored Elba marble, a glorious blue meets grey colored-stone with soft brown markings. For this marble art collection, this stone was exclusively sourced from a quarry in Greece, where it is known to have stronger hues and texture.
Elba is a very versatile stone and it can be used for everyday necessities such as kitchen counters, tables, and other marble furniture pieces but due to its beauty, it can also become gorgeous art objects. Taking advantage of its unique characteristics, Artedomus‘ collection presents an eclectic range of larger and smaller pieces with different functions in a variety of forms, from elemental geometric solids to more organic shapes like ripples and volcanos.
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Photographed at the quarry where the stone traces its origin, Artedomus couldn’t have found a more suitable location to showcase this contemporary art collection’s ingrained nobility and elemental pureness.
Depicted against the daunting excavated hillside, among humongous blocks of stone, piles of aggregate and excavation equipment, the photo shoot also highlights the extraordinary effort and craftsmanship required to transform an unwieldy chunk of Elba marble into a beautiful sculptural piece of design.
Photo: Sean Fennessy
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