(Verona, Italy -- July 13, 2007) – Marmomacc 2007 (October 4-7), in addition to its 1,500 exhibitors from over 50 countries, will feature a “Marble, Architecture and Design” program including:
- An exhibition of new stone architecture in Spain;
- A pairing of leading international designers, including Kengo Kuma, Riccardo Blumer & Matteo Borghi, and Odile Decq, with certain Italian exhibitors;
- On Saturday, October 6, 2007, the award ceremony for the winners of the International Stone Architecture Award (10th Edition), which will be held at the Castelvecchio, Verona’s medieval castle;
- A seminar, organized by the Association of Women in Stone, on “The Beauty of Stone;” and
- An exhibition of the use of stone in southeastern Italy, entitled “Apulia: Stone Landscape.”
The exhibition of new stone architecture in Spain, sponsored by the Spanish Institute of Foreign Trade (ICEX) and the Spanish Natural Stone Federation, will highlight major stone projects of the last 10 years by leading Spanish architects, including Alberto Campo Baeza and Rafael Moneo.
The teaming of architect/designers and Marmomacc exhibitors, “Marmomacc Meets Design.” will emphasize the “lightness” of stone in decorative objects and furnishings. Prototypes will be on display and highlighted on a map distributed to Marmomacc visitors.
For more information about the International Stone Architecture Award, please see our press release of June 4, 2007, or email us for a copy.
In addition, Marmomacc 2007 will host the ninth edition of its continuing education course for architects. Thirty architects from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., India, South Africa and Australia will spend four days studying the importance of stone in modern design. For a complete course program, which includes visits to a quarry and to Palladian villas, please email us.
MARMOMACC is the leading international trade fair for stone materials and machinery. The show attracts over 60,000 trade visitors from 120 countries.
“MARMOMACC is the best trade show for stone in the world, bar none,” says Robert Campo from Rock of Ages (Graniteville, VT). “We've been exhibiting at MARMOMACC for seven years and the show really allows us to reach our target and gives us good customer turnover." It is the ideal place to see, in a few busy days, the latest stone-related machinery and technologies, to directly source stone for commercial projects, and to view the full spectrum of stone materials available for residential applications.