Offmat, the Marmo Arredo research laboratory

An experimental workshop which combines industrial excellence, innovation and contemporary design

Offmat, the Marmo Arredo research laboratory

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An experimental workshop which combines industrial excellence, innovation and contemporary design

Marmo Arredo, specialist for over thirty years in the transformation of composite materials (engineered stone by Quartzforms) and natural stones destined to the world of furniture, inaugurated Offmat.
Offmat is a new “lab&hub” conceived as a high avant-garde content challenge, industrial capacity and artisanal know-how, to explore the infinite possibilities of matter and propose solutions for tomorrow’s marketplace: intelligent, efficient, versatile and durable.
The aim is to develop extremely visionary and proactive products which derive from the study of the components and their material and visual reactions, studying the way in which particular materials can be transformed, made to evolve and expand in their functions.
Moreover Offmat, as a study laboratory, is a place of exchange, of synergies and future collaborations that will involve new talents, schools and international designers in a constantly evolving project vision. Developed by Marmo Arredo under the creative direction of Tommaso Corà and Paolo Festa of Tipic, and with the communication identity of the Display agency.
The first concrete project by Offmat is Tulèr, presented during the Salone del Mobile in Milan, at the Eurocucina 2016 pavilions.
Tulèr is an exclusive workshop kitchen, complete with movable walls which act both as a containment element and as assistance to preparation. An evolved and multifunctional island, which gets its name from a term of the romagnolo dialect used to indicate the tables for the working of dough. The stone top is supported by two easels and a single column-stand, which operates as an element of service, hosting the flow of the water current, the discharges, the electrical wiring and possible air channels. Within its shape made of robust, researched lines, are seamlessly integrated the most advanced capabilities of service and utility.

 


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