In my previous post I showed the amazing De Padova store in the heart of Milan, when thinking of De Padova, I think Boffi and Salvatori. Last year I had the honour to work both with Boffi and using Salvatori’s Plat-eau in a production I did together with BeeldSteil for a Dutch magazine. In Milan. Salvatori could be found at the square in front of the Boffi store in the heart of Brera, another must see if you never visited, and it turned out to be one of my highlights.
As you might know I am a huge fan of colder materials such as steel and stone, Salvatori is know for it’s high quality natural stone and marbles and is thus right up my alley. I really enjoyed wandering through the small rooms and admiring the different objects, tiled walls and different surfaces.
“Love Me, Love Me Not” is the new table collection Salvatori created together with Michael Anastassiades, presented at this years Design week. The collection is comprised of two dining and two side tables and is the third series of tables produced by Salvatori as part of their growing presence in the Home Décor sector.
Instead of the highly polished look often associated with marble, the designer chose a matt finish, to bring a more contemporary touch to the stone, highlighting their specific qualities through this subdued process. In addition to the tables Michael wanted to answer the question on what to place on the tables, drawing on his fascination with Suiseki, the ancient Japanese art of stone appreciation, he envisaged a trio of limited edition volcanoes made from Basalt, not only for its obvious geological link but also for the darkness of the material itself.