The Marchigüe (from Mapudungun: machi=healer and hue=place) vases collection seeks simplicity and purity of design through a conceptual exercise on the interaction and synthesis between form, shape, and decoration. A pair of two-dimensional shapes, a circle and a hexagon are linked together to form the raw material, concrete, into a finely crafted object. The design process, clearly visible on the surface of the vases, thus becomes the only decorative element of these monochromatic volumes.
Each vase, numbered by lot and signed, is handcrafted in Val Camonica (Italy) by Crea Cemento: a healthy working environment surrounded by the Alps. Every product is obtained from a mold, hand polished, sanded, and then treated with hydro repellent products in order to repel humidity and dirt. Concrete is an alive material and may change and evolve with time. Due to its properties, every piece is slightly different. Subtle shades of color, small variations of the texture make each piece unique.