design: Moreno Ratti
photo: Lea Anouchinsky
The idea comes up from the will to emphasize the contradictions of natural resource waste.
Here the marble is recovered and assembled to make a 3D module.
This module has been finished to highlight the contrast of the linear and geometric side with the random texture that emerge with the cnc machine.
Stonethica produces stone materials as part of an eco-sustainable cycle: waste products from the processing of marble and natural stone are recycled and made into Stonethica slabs through the use of a non-toxic resin.The whole recovery process happens to compliance with LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and BREEAM® (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) standards for assessing the environmental performance of buildings.
The end result of Stonethica’s ecological production cycle is the creation of a homogeneous material with a typical layered texture resulting from the combination and overlapping of stone slabs. While to the touch the surface of the Stonethica products is the same as polished, honed and leather marble finishes, the consistency of the slab prevents noticeable joints or intersections between the layers of recycled waste material.
Bringing new life to waste products, a new texture made up of stone cuttings.
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