Patricia Urquiola, this amazingly talented and successful architect from Oviedo, Spain, has to demonstrate such important work, that if we wanted to write about her we wouldn’t be able to know how to start. Thankfully we just want to present a very specific collection of hers, if we may say our favorite one, which constitutes a great example of how an object despite of its esthetic, utilitarian, functional role, can make us love it for a deeper quality of his.
The specific collection is called EARTHQUAKE and its purpose is to keep track and memory of the Emilia earthquake of May 2012 that affected many local businesses, including the one owned by Budri, the manufacturer producing this beautiful objects. The idea is to create something beautiful, “to inject life back into something that had been totally destroyed in the space of a few seconds.” All items are constructed by the fragments of marble ‘rescued’ from the slabs damaged by the earthquake.
The idea that nature destroys brutally one of its finest products and then the designer brings it back to life in such a beautiful way, makes you think on that peculiar relationship between nature and human.
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