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Marco Guazzini is a designer, a bit ‘chemist and inventor. He created a brand new material: the Marwoolus, the union of marble and wool.
Marco was inspired by his roots: his hometown is Prato, famous for the textile industry, and the place where he always went on vacation is the Versilia, the land of the Michelangelo’s marble. This is a perfect example of local design and research.
He creates the Marwoolus in a wonderful and pure place, on the mountains above Forte dei Marmi: the Malbacco Falls in Seravezza (Lucca).
He mixes woollen fibre with marble powder, prepares the dough, puts it into the mold and creates the Marwoolus, a hard and tough material like marble but with the tactile properties of wool.
The Marwoolus is quite a magical material … it’s hard and soft at the same time, cold and warm. I already told you about it here, in a blogpost from Fuorisalone 2015 when I saw him for the first time at the Galleria Luisa Delle Piane.
Watch the video “A Marwoolus Journey”, presented at the last Design Film Festival, to discover all the beauty and passion that led to the discovery of this beautiful material.
The Marwoolus was also selected to be part of the permanent collection of the Vitra Design Museum and is shown among the new materials of the library at the Vitra Schaudepot!
Photo Marco Guazzini – Galleria Luisa Delle Piane – Beppe Brancato