Image courtesy of ANTOLINI
'I WANT IT WOW' is an invitation to experience excitement and wonder at the world around us and to reflect on our own emotions. The artwork is only revealed at the end of the journey, representing a symbol of the personal quest and the need to move forward in life to discover the true self.

Antolini Unveils Exhibition I WANT IT WOW in Milan

April 19, 2023
This union between stone masters Antolini and artist Pietro Terzini uses materials and language to elevate the Italian sense of creativity and innovation to a new, powerful level.
This week, the AMD Stoneroom, Antolini MilanoDuomo, in the city center of Milan, is hosting I WANT IT WOW: a series of artworks created by Antolini in collaboration with artist Pietro Terzini and designed to enhance their natural stone with impactful claims articulated on various supports, from LEDs to inlays. The following were used as the base for Terzini: Dalmata marble inlaid with Amazonite quartzite; Brèche Fantastique marble inlaid with Bianco Lasa | Covelano Vena Oro marble; Calcite Azul marble inlaid with Noirblanc soft quartzite.

"I am proud to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Antolini. The artworks created for this installation mix the excellence of Italian know-how with my irony, generating unique and original pieces," Terzini said.

Placed in different strategic points of the showroom designed by Alessandro La Spada, the artworks spotlight the natural stones and emphasize their versatility, like with the pink LED sentence “Do you want to take a bath with me?” that hangs above the bathtub crafted in Cristallo Lumix.

The title of the exhibition, I WANT IT WOW, is placed above the Perception wall in Noirblanc Lux and Irish Green Lux, placing emphasis on the various possible, always scenic processes related to natural stone. "As you walk by, a gentle, vertical transformation takes place," said Alessandro Isola, Perception's signature. "Moving away from the surface at progressively steeper angles, one by one the stone tilts from floor to ceiling, revealing from what appeared to be a wall of marble ribs an intensely contrasting pattern along the angled edges. Once the raised stone is passed, the optical eloquence quietly fades away to be replaced by the original muted elegance of the plain ribs."

The exhibition includes three more artworks that emphasize the power of the connection between mother nature and contemporary art.

"The exhibition aims to stimulate new proposals for the combination between art, design, and innovation, with the beauty of mother nature's masterpieces at their core," said Antolini CEO Alberto Antolini. "The harmonious fusion of these three areas narrates the endless processing possibilities applicable to stone through the support of technology. In this case, for example, to succeed in transposing the creative concept of artist Pietro Terzini onto the stone, the application of inlay technology has been essential. The specific procedure for inlaying, furthermore, is followed by a phase of craftsmanship related to Antolini’s know-how: once obtained, the hollow and full of stone must be assembled by hand. The process is finalized by polishing the stone to enhance the plays of perspective and inlays."

If you pay this exhibit a visit, please tag us in your social media pix @iandsdesign (IG) #antolini #artmeetsdesign! 

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