27 | MAR | 2019

Manufacturing companies, marble producers and designers present the result of the Mobstone Project

Exhibitors and visitors to the 14th International Fair of Machines, Raw Materials and Accessories for the Furniture Industry (FIMMA Brasil) were able to check out the potentiality, personality, versatility and beauty of stones through the exhibition of unique pieces.

The Mobstone – Stone Furniture project, a pioneering initiative that involved furniture companies associated with Movergs, designers that take part in the Raiz Project of Sindmóveis and marble producers exhibiting at the fair. The development of the products took about five months. The challenge was to use ornamental stones as the main or secondary raw material of the piece of furniture.

The president of FIMMA Brasil 2019, Henrique Tecchio, celebrates the result and says that the exhibition of the pieces proves that it is possible to combine several raw materials to manufacture furniture, adding value to the final product. "We were surprised by the beautiful result," he said.

Four teams participated in the project: companies AMMA Design, Tremarin, Aziforma and Heitor Móveis; designers Marta Manente, Juliana Desconsi, Gemile Nondillo and Augusto Crespi; and marble producers De Carli, Micfel, CJ Mármores e Granitos and Cammino Pedras.

The Mobstone project was developed by FIMMA Brasil 2019 and the Furniture Industry Association of Rio Grande do Sul (Movergs). It has the support of Sindmóveis/Raiz Project, Instituto Senai de Tecnologia em Madeira e Mobiliário and Revista Rochas, and it is sponsored by Pro Marmo Revenda de Pedras.

Learn about each initiative concept
Meteoro Collection - developed by Stúdio Marta Manente for AMMA Design, with the participation of the marble mill De Carli Mármores
The stone used in this project was Meteorus, which astonishing in its details, carries textures and marks of an element with an intrinsic baggage of its natural state, whether it comes from soil or space.

The Meteoro collection combines the solidity of the Brazilian origins with the stories told by the extracts left along the way - or by the sky. Each piece has a bit of its roots and offers space for creating new narratives for the ones who interact with it. The rooms that accommodate them are opening new opportunities for the future of a piece with traditional Brazilian features. In this way, this line is an invitation to create new meanings, partly shared and in part unique to individual experiences.

This collection consists of a coffee table that which can be used on its own or in combination with other pieces featuring edges with golden details that contrast with the stone on the top; a side table that also features golden details and trimmings, a piece to furnish rooms with refinement; and a panel that has quite elegant features with a bisoté detail on its edges, in addition to the golden trimming that adds a delicate touch to the piece.

Triza Collection – developed by Bria Design for Aziforma, with marble works by CJ Mármores
The main characteristic of the Triza collection is its geometric shapes, volumes and geometric combinations. A series of contemporary and complementary pieces that combine stones (marble) supported by a thin steel frame that celebrates the beauty of the industry. Pieces with occasional, functional and carefully detailed approaches to furnish any space.

This collection consists of side tables (corner, coffee and sideboard), lamps and a chaise longue. They all have two levels of contrast with timeless fine surface materials such as stone and wood. The side tables were designed with a steel structure using several sections, angle, rod and flat bar with a marble surface adding value and counterbalancing with the lightness of the metal structure. The sophisticated silhouette of the chaise longue reveals personality. The rigid steel base has versions with four or five spokes, depending on proportion and athematic rationality where geometrization is the basic concept of the pieces. The finishing options for the base include chrome, polished, black chrome and metal with champagne, brass and copper finishing that contrast with the elegance of the stone base, with its linear and elongated top for various uses and supports.

Louvre Collection – developed by designer Augusto Crespi for Heitor Móveis, with marble works by Cammino Pedras
The Louvre collection was inspired by the modern architecture of the glass pyramid of the Louvre Museum, which looks like a polished piece of jewelry. It was developed to furnish different styles of spaces ranging from classic to contemporary harmoniously combining wood, metal and stone. The inverted pyramid, a distinguishing characteristic of the collection, refers to the shape of the same geometric polyhedron located inside the Louvre consisting of 84 lozenges and 28 triangles. Another inspiring element is the contrast of the imposing Renaissance building of the museum with the modern pyramid. Just like the pieces of the collection, which have minimalist style and straight lines, the combination of styles creates a complementary effect, highlighting the beauty of each product.

Linha Harpa – developed by designer Juliana Desconsi for Tremarim, with marble works by Micfel
Elements of extreme simplicity and elegance applied to woodworking effects provide a sophisticated effect and a certain poetry with the details of the dining room, buffet and cabinet/bar of the Harpa Line. The harp is one of the oldest instruments of humankind, always with a triangular shape, it was developed from hunting bows. These design and semantic associations were applied to the details of the products, creating a triangular element accompanied by the line that symbolizes the string and with subtle and delicate details that are present in the stereotype of a harp. The combination of wood and stone creates a contrast between hot elements with sturdy and cold elements. Another counterpoint is the feminine aspect and the magnificent proportions found in the products. Both counterpoints draw their inspiration from the harp, which is sweet and subtle when used, but large and expressive in size.