Marsotto Edizioni
Art Direction from 2010→2015
Marble manufacturing
Kostantin Gricic, photo Miro Zagnoli
Photoshoot concept
James at first Marsotto Edizioni presentation, 2009
Arena designed by Jasper Morrison, 2014
Sketch by James for Mario Marsotto, 2010
Steele on Marble, April 2015
Accademia di Brera, Milan 2014
Marmomac, 2009
Marble quarry
Kostantin Gricic, 2010
Work on Marble inspiration for the designer brief: Ross Lovegrove collection 2014
Steele on Marble, 2015
2011 Collection
Disco, 2009
Lawrence Steele drawings for Marsotto Edizioni, 2015
Marsotto Edizioni

Art Direction from 2010→2015

“My first meeting with Mario and Costanza Marsotto was one of those happy meetings where almost immediatly found that we enjoyed working together”. James started to collaborate with Marsotto in 2008, a great collaboration as art direction that continued until 2015. ‘Together we arrived at the idea of Marsotto Edizioni. A place to create products, a place for the designers to realize their idea”. The intuition was to make marble ‘light’, suitable for use in everyday objects: tables, occasional tables, seats, console tables.

The designers are a mix of nationalities, German, English, Swedish, Japanese, American, French and Italian. The products created in white Carrara marble are made using CNC machinery and finished by hand. Marble, the material of the Romans and Greeks. The most noble of materials.

Work: writing brief, designing products, establishing the means of communication within company, from organizing photoshoots explaining the design to setting up exhibitions…

Designers James Irvine, Jasper Morrison, Kostantin Gricic, Naoto Fukasawa, Thomas Sandell, Alberto Meda, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Joel Berg, Ross Lovegrove, David Chipperfield, Philipe Nigro, Lawrence Steele, Maddalena Casadei, Marialaura Rossiello Irvine.

In the years 2014 and 2015, the art direction was managed in Studio Irvine by Maddalena Casadei and Marialaura Rossiello Irvine.

Photo Miro Zagnoli

Concept Graphic Design Marco Strina