× 40 40 is a project of Paolo Ulian e Moreno Ratti that part of the recovery of marble tiles remained unused in warehouses of artisan companies.
The two designers have imagined 7 objects that can be achieved by simply cutting the tiles with a water jet machine and simply assembling the pieces obtained, without any material waste.
Table lamp PiùOmeno
The four pieces that make up the lamp are obtained by cutting a tile marble 40x40x1cm with the machine water jet, without producing any waste material.
And 'easily it retrofitted single joints. To increase or decrease the intensity of light is sufficient to move forward or backward in the part
shaped lampshade is mounted on the main light.
GERLA_vaso + fruit bowl
A marble tile 40x40x4cm inches thick is cut in order to obtain a series of concentric rings of marble oval with very thin thickness.
These are superimposed to become a tall vase 40 cm. The slight furrows caused by the water jet used for the cutting of the pieces becomes a natural decoration which characterizes the external and the internal surface of the vessel. The remaining piece is used as a fruit bowl.
Just a tile marble 40x40x1cm thickness to obtain the rings necessary to make a slight and capacious basket with handles.
A small bowl of fruit is made with four plates joined together. All parts are made from a marble tile of 40x40x1cm no waste.
E 'consists of a tile of white marble 40x40x1cm. On the floor are made of cuts of the machine jet to allow the user the choice to turn or not the shape watch square to round breaking the pre-cut pieces.
A table consists of two marble tiles 40x40x1cm no waste. A tile to obtain the four pieces that make up the base, and one for the floor. Mounts easily with few assembly operations.
The quadrangular rings that make up the seat are obtained by two marble tiles 40x40x3cm thick. The lid, which is always obtained from marble tiles can be lifted to use the stool also as a container.