“Originating from a partnership with the marble masonâs workshop ‘Gros-Derudet’ based in Lyon, 6Ã6 is a project optimising physical properties of stone to get rid of the traditional constraints. Inspired by wooden laminated panels, this material is designed as a sandwich of stones glued together and then cut into 6 cm by 6 cm battens. This method is increasing significantly the rigidity of the rock by creating a new raw material. It then becomes possible to produce pieces of a much greater range and at the same time it gives a chance to use the left overs produced by this industry. This approach allows to implement a system which creates large structures while preserving its fine stone range. 6Ã6 takes the archetypal form of a hanging rail and stages laminated stone into a new aesthetic.
Grande is a collaboration between AurÃ©lie Mathieu and Charlotte Sunnen, two designers based in Switzerland who recently graduated from ECAL.”