Starting from the Greeks, through the Renaissance and up to present day, we have always known about marble and its use. Since ancient times, it was used for great architecture and important achievements. Today marble is still considered the undisputed witness of ancient civilizations and synonymous with quality and prestige.
One of the largest marble deposits in the world is on the Apuan mountains. These quarries, operating since Roman times, have shaped the landscape and still characterize its flux over the years. Bloc Studios revolves around the marble world and its history, constantly trying to find a balance between the use of the material and the philosophy of re-purpose. «Archive» wants to pay homage to the material since its early uses and specifically bring to light some of the rarest and most precious materials from our mountains.
The first edition of this side-project shows as protagonists some vases and plates hand-carved by local artisans between the 60’s and the 70’s by materials such as Chalcedony, Breccia Medicea and Alabaster.