Outdoor seating pad by Doble Paso
Posted on: 2012-07-4
Purapietra - a Moscato Marmi brand - made its debut this year in the Milan Fuorisalone event with a product that combines the futuristic design of outdoor seating by Lucy Salamanca and the technical virtuosity of the company.
In fact, the Doble Paso seating creates the paradox of lightness and flexibility, applied to a solid and heavy material like stone. The heart of the project is its layered structure: the forms of the seat are made from overlapping slabs of Grey Quartzite, held together by steel joints. The "empty spaces" that are naturally generated by the alternating slabs physically and visually lighten the weight of the object. As its designer, Lucy Salamanca explains, "I wanted to reach that exciting effect of light filtered through small slits that appears to dematerialize the heaviness of stone in the atmosphere".
The layered structure is also reflected in the modularity of the object because it allows the shapes to be remodeled. Using slabs of different shapes and sizes, it is possible to radically change the appearance of the seat setting and obtain an infinite number of aesthetic combinations.
The choice of Grey Quartzite derives from the 40 years of experience of Moscato family. The founders of Moscato Marmi have a deep knowledge of stone-types coming from all over the world. "An infinite variety of stones exists", says Fabio Moscato, "but each has its own character: a mixture of textures, colors and physical characteristics." "So when we create an object or fit out a space", adds Gerardo Moscato, "we select the best material to respond to the required aesthetic and functionality".
Doble Paso is the latest product in the collection of marble furnishing elements that Purapietra offers to different industries: outdoor and bathroom furnishing. The collection also includes a backless bench and a low table that can alternatively be used as a single seat.
Purapietra was founded in 2011, springing from the experience of Moscato Marmi, a company known for the quality of its workmanship, its advanced technological know-how and its deep knowledge about the "world of stone". Granite, quartz, limestone, travertine, onyx...Nature creates the raw materials that the company hand-picks to create architecture, interiors and furnishing objects, unique in the singularity of their material and in their design by well-known contemporary architects.
The collections offered by Purapietra close the loop of forty years of technical competence applied to the challenges of design. In fact, from bathroom to outdoor furnishing, the brand offers collections in which the level of aesthetic and technological innovation can be clearly read. But since every stone has its own "character", design in Purapietra furnishing also becomes a poetic interpretation of the material– a new point of view that lets the nature of the surfaces speak for themselves.
Purapietra arose from one of the ideas of Fabio Moscato . Lucy Salamanca is the art director of the brand.
Kindly visit to findout more about this architect - www.purapietra.it