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Lithos Design presents Stone Gate at 100% Gravity exhibition
Lithos Design has presented Stone Gate, a piece of work designed by Raffaello Galiotto at the '100% Gravity' exhibition in Verona, Italy where designers and manufacturers were invited to experiment on the field of natural stone gravity.
Stone Gate is designed as a creation which induces visitors to instinctively stretch their arms wide open, as if to measure them against this object. It is essentially a magnetic circle that raises the primitive human instinct to measure oneself before huge-sized works.
Stone Gate represents a challenge that balances between mass, weight and gravity. The circle is 3,80 m high and 1,20 m deep. It is designed with a system of 20 modular hewn stones laid dry, combined in a structure that becomes self-supporting. This is achieved through the state of compression given by the post-tensioning of the steel cables circling it and embedded in it. Every hewn stone weighs 500 kg, with the total weight being 27.300 kg and the total volume 6,5 cbm.
The material chosen for Stone Gate is Bardiglio nuvolato marble, a compact lithotype of a dark grey colour with thin white-grey veins. The styling and technological know-how of Lithos Design is also evident in the exterior surface of the work. The Bardiglio nuvolato modules will be finely decorated on one side with an ornamental 3-D texture designed specifically, to ensure perfect styling appeal from a formal perspective.
Stone Gate is an all-Italian initiative, from conception to design planning, throughout every step of the production process.
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