Place: Milano
Year: 2021
Project team: Davide Fabio Colaci with Nicola Campri, Lorenzo Cellini, Valeria Cesti, Sana Tomatsu, Monica Galeotti
Curator: Davide Fabio Colaci
Press office: Luisa Bertoldo
Client: Marimar
Photography: Claudia Ferri
Designer: Analogia project, Eligo Studio, Federico Angi, Giorgio Bonaguro, Gustavo Martini, Flatwig Studio, Maddalena Selvini, MatteoAgati, PhilippeTabet e Ronald Sasson

Convivium was born from the idea of making the most of the expressiveness of the stone material of the stones and marbles of Marimar, working on the micro-scale of the contemporary project. Ten objects for the table, from which the name Convivium derives, enhance the moment of sharing and being together, inhabiting the table as a sometimes surreal landscape, at the same times symbolic and functional.

The projects of the ten designers have avery strong symbolic charge in this historical period, linked to a concept of sharing with others which, in an era of global pandemic, is becoming increasingly important. The objects have been transformed and today the idea of meeting around a table has a completely new value. Each designer I called to design with Marimar’s stones and marbles responded differently, working on the theme of ritual, food, sharing, but they all gave the material an evident symbolic and metaphorical strength. Everyone has interpreted the material nature of the stones, expressing the ability of the material to be transformed, worked and above all story told. This project is alive thanks to Marimar’s know-how in accompanying the designers in the whole process.

The exhibition, on display from 5 to 10 September on the occasion of the Milan Design Week 2021, aims to create a light atmosphere: a large table in transparent Plexiglas, the archetype of conviviality, on which the ten objects for the table float inside DesignRepublic (Via della Chiusa).