It was a great pleasure to work with Budri, because they gave me so many opportunities with regard to inlay, enabling me to venture into a very interesting field. Experiences of this kind fuel my creativity... working with marble is the exact opposite of Industrial Design, because marble is a very powerful hybrid, a historic material that is still being reinterpreted today. The project with
Budri was extremely stimulating, because they achieved things that I believed were impossible. When I sent in some drawings, I thought, “No, they’ll never manage these”... and now here they are. And this is wonderful. Patricia Urquiola leads us through a digital-biological microcosm, a fascinating environment inhabited by natural forms that are usually invisible, those of vegetable micro organisms (the micrasterias). Finely inlaid graphic forms emerge through the stunning colours of natural stones. This installation was created with the aid of more than 40 types of marble and onyx, chosen and shaped with the greatest compositional care. The installation consists of a variety of patterns, forming a long inlaid, openwork carpet, a tropical mat.