MOHS for Purapietra

Collection of carved stone basins San Lazzaro di Savena / Italy / 2014

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Mohs is a new collection of carved stone basins designed by Stefano Visconti for Purapietra. The name is a reference to the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, to the constant search for balance between opposing forces, in this case the strength of the name and the grace of the object.


In Mohs the attempt is to transfer the experience of turning to an hard material such as stone, giving it a soft feel trough the harmony of gestures. The result is a small and elegant object, basic but precious.


The stones chosen to interpret the product are: Onyx Boca del Rio, extra Honey Onyx, Onyx Ivory, Grey St Marie, White Estremoz, Cremavorio, Black Marquinia. The first three, in particular, with their natural horizontal grain of the material, reinforce the rotary motion of turning, providing an added value to the object. As in Purapietra and Moscato Marmi tradition, the material is customizable and can be chosen, together with the company, over the entire available range.


The collection consists of 5 profiles, available in two sizes:
- L_ (Large), diameter of the base of 550mm x 200mm in height;
- M_ (Medium) base diameter of 450mm x 150mm in height;
The thickness conferred, however, is 1 cm.


Suitable for both domestic refined spaces, than for public sophisticated ones, Mohs is the new accessory for the bathroom that transform the heaviness of the material in harmony of the form.

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    Mohs is a new collection of carved stone basins designed by Stefano Visconti for Purapietra. The name is a reference to the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, to the constant search for balance between opposing forces, in this case the strength of the name and the grace of the object. In Mohs the attempt is to transfer the experience of turning to an hard material such as stone, giving it a soft feel trough the harmony of gestures. The result is a small and elegant object, basic but...

    Project details
    • Year 2014
    • Work started in 2014
    • Work finished in 2014
    • Client Purapietra
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Interior Design / Custom Furniture / Furniture design / Product design
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