Two marble basins for Margraf
An Italian company that has specialized in working with natural stone since 1906, Margraf combines the search for exclusive materials with high-level know-how. For this collection, presented last June at the Milan furniture show, the architect imagined two lines of washbasins – Gradina and Herma – that would highlight the fior di pesco marble, of which the company owns a quarry. Fascinated by marble for more than 30 years, Jean-Michel Wilmotte’s interest in this material has evolved greatly over the years, to the point where he visits the quarries 8 to 10 times a year: “Before, I only liked single marbles, with no vein. As I learned to study them, I realized that they were essential, that they showed the life of the stone. This collection is a kind of praise for stone.” And these two basins have completely different designs: the square-shaped Herma is carved into the marble, while Gradina has a round shape and feels like it’s “sprouting” from the stone block.
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