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Wallpaper has announced the winners of its 2013 Design Award. Now in its ninth edition celebrates the best of the best in the world. Winner for the Best Domestic Design Section: Girella designed by Ron Gilad for Salvatori. The "Soft Marble Collection" is the result of a perfect partnership that is expressive and innovative.
Ron Gilad, a new celebrated signature in the international design scene, has succeeded in being innovative, speaking the language of abstract and pure shapes, in pure Salvatori style. “Our collaboration is about sharing visions and an ongoing dialogue that permits us both to go beyond, showing the experimental extremes you can stretch marble to.” Gabriele Salvatori
Girella, Soft Marble Collection. “Like a curl of butter under a knife, looks light and flowing, but weighs 200 kg.”
"This collection of objects is the result of a successful, close-knit collaboration where all of Salvatori’s know-how has been placed at the service of the designer’s creativity. In order to achieve this result, which is both expressive and innovative Ron Gilad studied the material in depth. Ron Gilad uses irony and lightness when creating solid and important objects such as the Girella seat, which evokes butter that has just been cut with a knife."
Pieces designed by Ron Gilad for Salvatori will be exhibited in the Biennale Internationale Design Saint’Etienne. from March 14th-31st