Applications are open for our upcoming residential workshop in marble in Carrara, Italy.
The workshop will take place between the marble quarries of Carrara, the marble facilities and OCRA Montalcino.
The residency will focus on marble waste use to create an object of tableware commissioned by Matter of Stuff.
The designers in residence will have 5 full days to come up with a great design.
Invited guests include Alessandro Zambelli, product designer; Moreno Ratti, designer focusing only on Marble products; Jasper Udink Ten Cate, chef and food design;Studio Irvine, designers and Marsotto Edizioni ex creative directors; Cristina Felici, archaeologist; Giovanni Cutolo, Artemide’s ex general director and ex President of Fondazione ADI Collezione Compasso d'Oro.
We will also visit Castello Banfi wineries and their museum of glass, experiencing first hand the process of wine making, while tasting some of the best Banfi wines.
To spice things up, an internal competition will be held, and the winning designs will be produced and exhibited with our gallery Matter of Stuff during London Design Festival 2018.
Our goal for this short experience is very ambitious, we want to be able to select two design objects that can be manufactured by our expert marble craftsmans. The workshop will give participants the chance to gain the practical and experimental skills required to communicate and work closely with artisans. At the end of the week designers will be able to understand all the implications to make a design achievable in marble.
During the workshop:
• We will visit the Carrara Marble Quarries and manufacturing facilities
• There will be lectures from outstanding designers and professionals taking place
• Wine tasting experience and visit to wine production facilities in Montalcino will be organised
• Accommodation & food are included
• We can accommodate for special catering
• All participants sleep in dormitories
• You will have access to teaching rooms and media room for presentations
• Transfer from Pisa airport to Carrara, from Carrara to Montalcino, and from Montalcino to the Banfi wineries are included.
£750 inc VAT for students
£900 inc VAT for professionals
There will be a requirement of 10 participants minimum for the workshop to take place.
For more informations get in touch at email@example.com
The week will follow the schedule below (please note that hours and activities might shift slightly according to the group’s best needs).
Monday | Carrara | Meet in Pisa airports around 12 o’clock. | Visit to Carrara marble workshops and learn about the machinery used for marble production, all guided by marble designer expert Moreno Ratti.
Tuesday | Carrara - Montalcino | Visit to the quarries and to a sculptor studio Transfer to Montalcino
Wednesday | Montalcino | Lectures by Alessandro Zambelli | Lecture and food workshop by Creative Chef Jasper Udink Ten Cate.
Thursday | Montalcino | Visit to winery | Lecture by Studio Irvine | Cristina Felici lecture on design and archaeology.
Friday | Montalcino | Group work and presentation preparation | Design presentation to the jury | Selected project announcement
Saturday | Breakfast | Check out and departure at 10:00 am.
NODA sculptural trivet- Karsan Haval, Phoebe Morris, Lara Chapman