Budri presents Papiro Collection, design Patricia Urquiola at Spazio Martini Light

12 April 2016

Budri presents Papiro Collection, design Patricia Urquiola at Spazio Martini Light

Papyrus - from Latin papȳrus - represented an important turning point, a genuine revolution, in the history of writing, as it was easy to fold, light, therefore easy to transport.
Based on this concept applied to the craftsmanship working qualities of the company, during the Fuorisalone, the most important Milanese event, Budri presents for the first time in Milan, in the heart of the Brera district, close to the Castello Sforzesco Papiro Collection, strengthening its presence on the territory within the Budri space at Martini Light.
The First Prize - Best Communicator Award – goes to Budri with its collection designed by Patricia Urquiola “for the expressive power of a set-up that enhances the richness of the design project, the quality of the product and the processing skills of the company“.
Great skills accomplished with a four hands job between company and designers, interpret the lightness of the wallpaper applied to marbles stones realizing Papiro, an inlayed collection of only 0.8 millimeters of thickness. The project of “Papiro Collection” shows a design evolution in marble processing, in its Inlayed surfaces made of polychrome stones. The traditional workmanship brings out its colours and enhances its typical qualities. Space is an alternating series of graphic patterns that unfold down to the ground.

“Papiro” interprets that space as an ever-changing story told from various points of view, around the room. The Bianco Sivec, Bardiglio, Bianco Carrara, Rosa Portogallo and salmon pink marble inlay unwinds to become a table top, a second skin supported by Chilean pine biscuit legs, where colour combinations of materials and objects dialogue together characterizing the space.

A unique mood of pastel shades onyx pale rose to aquamarine, deliberately different one from the other in terms of language and form identify the five patterns of Papiro Collection: Amélie, Ballon, Biscuit, Bonbon and Cône.
The succession of elements and details mignon deliberately magnified replicated on space express dynamism and enhance its artistic value.

“La strada del design e del progetto è una lunga strada di perdita di pregiudizi nei confronti delle cose e dei rapporti: parti sempre con delle idee molto ferme, ma io amo quando le vado limando con la mano e alla fine sono un pò meno ferme".

Patricia Urquiola