Monday 01 April 2019
Ecal x Marsotto Lab
Milano design week 2019
Marsotto Lab and ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne are presenting a collection of
marble home accessories at the forthcoming Milan Design Week (9th-14th April 2019), which
ECAL MAS in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship students devised during a workshop with
French designer Pierre Charpin.
Marsotto LAB, after entrusting the project development to ECAL Master of Advanced Studies
in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship with a clock collection for last year’s Milan Design
Week, chose to repeat the collaboration to create marble home accessories for this year’s
A tour on the factory in the outskirts of Verona provided the students with a unique
opportunity to discover Marsotto’s manufacturing plant as well as the leading-edge
machines that enable to optimise production while maintaining the level of handcrafted
quality to which the Marsotto brand has been equating for six generations now.
After their trip, the students were able to develop their ideas alongside Pierre Charpin, the
French designer who shared with them his enthusiasm for perfect and well-balanced shapes.
Marsotto LAB, the new laboratory of the family business founded in 2018 for which the
students had worked before, gives talented young aspiring designers an opportunity to
present simple yet functional objects while learning about the specific properties of marble,
namely its weight, hardness and aesthetics.
The result is an original and surprising collection of kitchenware (a champagne bucket,
containers, trays and other accessories) vases and incense burners, all these objects form a
fresh yet useful range that aims to complement the marble furniture collections created by
top names in contemporary design for Marsotto edizioni.