Together again Grassi Stones and Studio ITO Design (Setsu & Shinobu Ito) occur at Fuorisalone 2015 with a wonderful project consists of a fountain (Izumi) and a seat (Konoha).
Both the complements suitable for both the outdoor, for indoor (ideal for the contract sector but also for the residential), are made in Pietranova white shiny finish. The location chosen for the installation is the Opificio 31 (Workshop 2) in via Tortona 31 (opening hours: 10 am - 9 pm).
Pietranova (Exclusive of Grassi Pietre) is composed of a cement agglomerate stone grit of Vicenza, white Portland cement and water. It is the perfect combination of intrinsic beauty of a natural material, which is the stone of Vicenza, and the physical and mechanical properties that only cutting-edge technology can offer. Available in three colors - white, yellow, gray - and in many textures - polished, honed, brushed, bushhammered, scratched - is a product 100% made in Italy and CE certificate.
Izumi Japanese for natural source. It is from this source, the center of the fountain, the water flows and flows to the outside edge on a flat surface, to fall just before you get on board the plane in Pietranova.
Its shape and the water collection system mean that Izumi can safely stand both in open environments (such as gardens, yards) but also indoors, both public and private. Observing the shape of the fountain from above, the image we have is of a square shape, static, minimal.
Going down towards the base instead, the character becomes curve, unstable, as if it were the bottom of a drop of water cut horizontally. The corolla wavy line surrounding the base shows many circular ripples, such as those caused by a drop falling into water.
The same form refers to a second symbol, the Zen garden, which is also marked by grooves regularly tracks in the sand. In this case the reference is to another natural element: the earth.
Konoha, the meaning of which is the leaf, is a seat and sinuous curved shape, which contrasts with the heavy material from which it is formed, Vicenza stone.
The lines make it seem just a leaf that seems to roll away, carried by the wind. The wind, as the water in the fountain and the earth in the Zen garden, leads to an natural element: air, thanks to which the sessions 'come to life', as if they were dancing in the environment.
The shape of Konoha makes it possible to place it on all sides, thus creating different planes of sitting. Thanks to the fine products of Grassi Pietre, a material which in itself is cold and hard, looks warm and hospitable.