Ossidiana

CompanyMario Trimarchi
Lead DesignerMario Trimarchi
ClientMario Trimarchi
Prize(s)2nd Place in Home Interior Products / Kitchen Accessories/Tabletop
Entry Description

The fusion of two disciplines, design and sculpture, has led
to the birth of Ossidiana, a moka coffee pot that is a tiny
silent piece of architecture.
Design has given Ossidiana the aesthetic codes of a beloved
object, slightly shifted but with an everyday feel that makes
it familiar.
Sculpture has lent Ossidiana its design process - it is a work
created through the subtraction of material, using the same
approach adopted for sculpting marble or stone.

Its scoops of subtracted aluminium become perfect handles,
for gripping while tightening and opening, as if the object
were demanding all the unexpected ergonomic dignity of a
new generation.

The cultural reference is to the prehistoric flints, as our very
first ancestral design processes, which merely entailed the
chipping away of material to make perfect tools from simple
stones.