The weight of the stone is indicated by the shape of the glass, the stone itself imitates brass weights from old merchant’s shops
We had recently carried out a review of natural stone design and came to the conclusion that 3 categories were currently emerging in this still young discipline: classic product design, functional sculptures and fun objects. We wrote that in those fun objects the use of natural stone is quite unexpected and that it is exactly the items that want to surprise and make people laugh.
Mind you: that which is ironic is very serious, because humor is an art.
Presenting Moreno Ratti’s current collection with the title „Ironic”. Ratti is a designer from the Carrara area, so marble is his preferred material. He has a very relaxed and casual approach to the material, even though it has been surrounded by a heavy aura since the sculptures of antiquity and Michelangelo.
This time Moreno Ratti even wants to give the stone a „touch of humor” with his design, as he himself writes. The material should not always be perceived as so distant and cold, he notes.