About the Designer
Marco Maggioni was born in Diano Marina (Imperia) and studied Industrial Design at Milan's European Design Institute. In 1991 he received three recommendations for the Compasso d'Oro award. He's the designer of successful products of important manufacturers both in Italy and abroad, many of which have appeared in the most prestigious design publications. He has participated in numerous exhibits with innovative projects, among which are the "Alice in Wonderland" exhibition at the Tendence fair in Frankfurt in 2000, and "Imaginary Garden" in Cologne. He's currently a teacher at the IED in Milan. Maggioni is the creator and art direction coordinator of the new and original Small Entities collection from Mebel.
There is a raw material that will never end: the imagination. Imagining tomorrow's products, anticipating the expectations of a changing world, is the challenge that stimulates my curiosity and creativity to all of those routes have not yet been traced, where every project is a real journey into the future of ideas. The forms do not aspire to eternal validity, are representations the spirit of the time: signs and symbols. There are, therefore, definitive solutions, absolute. For this reason we have given a great opportunity to discover, experiment, take new routes, then the ideas come as a journey of imagination and our greatest strength lies in its ability to imagination, in being able to explore the infinite possible worlds in awareness that the speed of change, taking place in our contemporary society and culture, affect more and more way of thinking and planning. Each new project represents a path of my thoughts that takes place in visual language, semantic search, prefiguring new scenarios: the objects that I create are meant to interface of a new perceptual experience, sensory, relational. Small Entities, created by designer Marco Maggioni for Mebel, is much more than a tableware, home and hospitality industry collection. It is not just the result of state-of-the-art pioneering manufacturing technology, thanks to which melamine has been treated and made perfect, acquiring a glass-like quality that brings to light its purity, while enhancing both color tones and shapes. Small Entities is a parallel botanic universe, in which influences, sculpted by our imagination, provide delight of nature's marvels for our eyes and objects to be used, touched with our hands and studied as if they were a new life form that has just been discovered. The creations in the Small Entities collection are those that nature has yet to create. All Small Entities products are made of pure melamine, a thermosetting resin that besides being a cool and contemporary material, is durable, no-toxic and safe.
- Same brightness and shine as porcelain and pottery
- Shock resistance
- Dishwasher safe
- It does not absorb smells
- It does not absorb grease