Mr. Octopus - centerpiece/serving plate in marble and Azul Macaubas
With his magnificent livery Mr. Octopus is looking for a hiding place.
Centerpiece/Serving plate in white Carrara marble with inlay in semi-precious quartzite Azul Macaubas.
L45 W12 H1.5 cm
White Carrara marble, semi-precious quartzite Azul Macaubas.
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 objects are made of precious marbles and natural onyxes. Each piece is different from another, it will have its own color tones, 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, cola and alcohol can stain the surface. Cleaning should be carried out with a soft sponge, water and neutral detergent.
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 are slowly being lost. Our reflection starts from the 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. Few marble pieces are really useless nowadays, creativity and intelligent design are here to turn objects or materials which seem waste into something new and useful. Especially in a world where resources are scarce. Rediscovering the ancient art of manual sculpture we give new life to even the smallest fragment of marble, bringing to light its millenary beauty that is lost in more than 2000 years of architecture and sculpture.