Gondola - big elegant bowl in Calacatta marble
Elegant and light, it seems to drift through the placid waters of the lagoon.
Gondola, big elegant bowl, hand-sculpted from a solid block of Calacatta marble.
Height: 4.34 in. (11 cm) Width: 5.12 in. (13 cm) Depth: 25.6 in. (65 cm)
Height: 3.75 in. (9.5 cm) Width: 4.73 in. (12 cm) Depth: 21.66 in. (55 cm)
Marble is a natural material, every piece is unique as each marble block is different in veins and color shades. All of our creations are handmade by Italian artisans and can slightly vary in shape and size. This is to be considered as a guarantee of a handmade object. Every piece is signed by hand.
Marble is sensitive to liquids of acid nature. Contact, especially if prolonged, with substances such as wine, lemon, vinegar, fruit juices, cola and alcohol can stain the surface. Cleaning should be carried out with a soft sponge, water and neutral detergent. Do not use metallic or abrasive sponges, do not wash in dishwasher, do not use in microwave. After hand-rinsing the marble, its color can undergo variations due to the humidity trapped in the superficial micro-pores. Once fully dried, it will regain its original color.
Pieruga Marble items are made of precious and natural marbles and onyxes. Each piece is different from another, it will have its own color shades, veins and nuances. This feature makes each piece unique and precious. Marble is sensitive to liquids of acid nature, especially a prolonged contact with substances such as wine, lemon, vinegar, fruit juices, tomato, cola and alcohol can stain the surface. Cleaning should be carried out with a soft sponge, water and neutral detergent.
Do not use metallic or abrasive sponges, do not wash in the dishwasher, do not use in the microwave. The color of the marble after washing can undergo variations due to the humidity trapped in the superficial micro-pores. Once completely dry it will regain its original color.
The brass inlays tend to oxidize over time, to make them return to shine, use a soft cotton pad soaked in a solution of water and Marseille soap (Chanteclair), rub gently on the brass inserts and rinse the surface thoroughly. Pieruga Marble products are polished in long manual processes without the use of chemical liquids.
Pieruga is a project very dear to us since, spending some time in Carrara working on a sculpture, we realized how much knowledge and skills of the ancient tradition of sculpting are slowly being lost. Our reflection starts with marble, a natural material that comes from bygone times and still accompanies us in everyday life, in work, in art, a material that knows how to adapt continuously to the needs of man.
Pieruga proudly creates elegant accessories and complements in marble through artisanal processes, bringing into dialogue ancient techniques of sculpture with advanced technologies. 100% made in Italy. Our mission is a clear signal of opposition to the enormous waste that occurs in the extraction and processing of large blocks of marble, tons of material are discarded and thrown, in disfigurement to the generosity of our mountains. Creativity and intelligent design turn marble fragments, which seem waste, into something beautiful and useful. Especially in a world where resources are scarce, this is becoming our generation’s duty. Rediscovering the art of manual sculpture, we give new life to even the smallest piece of marble, bringing to light its millenary beauty, present in more than 2000 years of architecture and sculpture.
We give our clients the opportunity to participate in the creation process of their ordered item by receiving photographs of the 'Making-of' in real-time.
Therefore the creation time can vary from 2 to 4 weeks, this is determined by the rarity of the material you have chosen and the complexity of the sculpture.
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