Learn the stories behind our latest collections
Piero Lissoni debuts his Lost Stones collection, a new series of tables fabricated from heritage stone discovered in Salvatori’s archives
Archiproducts stopped by the Salvatori headquarters to speak to CEO Gabriele Salvatori and learn more about our Renè, Balnea and Ellipse collections. Discover the stories behind the pieces designed by Piero Lissoni, Elisa Ossino and John Pawson in the video they made dedicated to our Salone del Mobile presentation.
Piero Lissoni – Lost Stones Collection & Home Collection
Piero Lissoni debuts his Lost Stones collection, a new series of tables fabricated from heritage stone discovered in Salvatori’s archives. The tables employ the Japanese technique of kintsugi, a method of repairing shattered ceramics with delicate seams of gold: each table is a singularly unique object, its natural pattern, like a bolt of lightning, impossible to replicate. “The Lost Stones Collection gives new life to fragments of precious stone, joining them by following the randomness of its shatter”, explains Lissoni of the project. “The golden seams along the profiles of each cut transform the imperfect form into a perfect state.” Lissoni also expands his Home Collection: trays, vases and containers blend Salvatori’s natural stone with glass, wood and metal. The collection includes Salvatori’s first home fragrance, an intense scent with notes of cedar wood and Jasmine which evokes the citrus groves and sun-drenched shores of Sicily, home to Pietra d’Avola, its namesake limestone
Elisa Ossino – Balnea Collection
Elisa Ossino enriches her research on the interpretation of white Carrara marble with Balnea, the new bathroom collection designed for Salvatori. The sensitivity and sculptural quality of the natural stone inspires a new series of accessories and objects of extraordinary aesthetic coherence. Built around the contrasts of Ossino’s two-dimensional architectural marks and the plastic monumentality of Salvatori’s precious marble, the collection is lightened by a balancing act of contrasting voids. Washbasins, storage units, shower trays and hangers complement Ossino’s grand monolithic bathtubs, their imposing forms tempered by fluttering woven linen curtains, a visual theme that is carried throughout the showroom.
Gabriele Salvatori notes of the collection: “We collaborated with John Pawson, Piero Lissoni and Elisa Ossino because we are drawn to their understated sense of proportion and purity. Their collective feeling of calm is in line with all that Salvatori is.”
John Pawson – Ellipse Collection
John Pawson has created a family of vessels and utensils for the home whose powerful affinities include rigorous simplicity of form, materiality and function. Each of the pieces comprising the Ellipse Collection is fabricated from a single seamless piece of Bianco Carrara marble. Circular in plan, the pieces share details of geometry and proportion, with variation in the character of the internal curve determined by embedded rituals of use. Contrasting polished and sandblasted textures create subtle differentiation between flat and contoured surfaces, for the eye and for the hand.