The Italian Stone Theatre


The Italian Stone Theatre – hall 1

The Italian Stone Theatre involves the display in Hall 1 of products representing the excellence of Made in Italy in the natural stone sector.

The Italian Stone Theatre 2016

The 2017 edition of Marmomac - in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development, ICE-Italian Trade Agency and Confindustria Marmomacchine - once again presents The Italian Stone Theatre: the Hall dedicated to culture, training and experimentation with stone developed thanks to the Special Made in Italy Promotion Plan.

Curated by architect Vincenzo Pavan and designer Raffaello Galiotto, The Italian Stone Theatre has established itself as a focal point for culture and experimentation where Italian companies involved in materials, technologies and machinery can dialogue to give life to ambitious projects with internationally renowned architects and designers.

Three shows will be hosted in Hall 1, the space dedicated to excellence in the field of experimentation in the natural stone sector.

Territorio & Design, curated by Raffaello Galiotto and Vincenzo Pavan, analyses topics associated with design using natural stone by highlighting the special features of materials from various production and processing centres in Italy in order to promote technical content based on tradition and the cultural heritage. This exhibition focuses on Indoor and outdoor products and furnishings produced using highly innovative technologies to exploit the full potential of materials.

Virtuous Machines, curated by Raffaello Galiotto, targets companies involved with materials, processing and technology to offer them an event that highlights the potential for processing having cultural, production and commercial purposes.

Soul of City, curated by architecture historian and critic Luca Molinari, is a research project into the use of stone which interprets the theme of the UIA 2017 Congress scheduled in September in Seoul. The exhibition will involve important architecture studios from several countries working with Italian companies on projects that enhance the use of stone at the same time as promoting an articulated landscape of different architectures.

Forum Space and Ristorante d'autore

The shows will be backed up by the Forum Area, hosting conferences, lectio magistralis and workshops with an intense programme of meetings also ensuring professional training credits.

Lastly, there will also be a Wine Bar as a place to meet, relax and where enjoy aperitifs, drinks and Marmito - the cocktail created in 2016 in honour of Marmomac by the Bartenders Academy of Verona and the Ristorante d’Autore promoting fine Italian food against scenic setting as ever inspired by marble and stone developed by ADI Veneto Trentino Alto Delegation.