Sacro e Profano/FuoriSalone 2009

Paolo Armenise and Silvia Nervi

The “Sacro e Profano” staging by architects Paolo Armenise e Silvia Nerbi at Fuorisalone 2009 gives voice and body to a message: stone materials at the service of design. Stories of “materials" as Armenise defines them, and amongst these varied stories, Casone tells its own, with Pietro Serena and its expressiveness. Pietra Serena, alongside Pietra Forte Fiorentina and Saint Laurent, was used as cladding in several areas of the staging to create backdrops for various design elements, also made using Casone sandstone. The cut of the “slabs/slats” used for the claddings was obtained from waste from the normal cutting phase of a slab before it undergoes the finishing process.