Positive and ever-growing numbers were once again recorded for the 57th edition of Marmomac, held September 26-29 in Verona, where 51 thousand operators arrived over four days (+10% over 2022) with an important increase in buyers from abroad (+15%). Marmomac, the international benchmark exhibition for the natural stone supply chain, thus reaffirmed its role as the main global hub for the stone and processing technology market. Four full days of business and a full fairgrounds, with 12 pavilions and 3 outdoor areas occupied. Culture and education also took center stage: at pav. 10 , in fact, The Plus Theatre, a hub of natural stone-related experimentation that hosted exhibitions, workshops and talks, was staged. Big news this year: A matter of stone, the new commercial area in Hall. 1, curated in concept by Elle Decor, where companies exhibited design projects and products and, thanks to targeted b2b meetings, came into contact with professionals from the United Kingdom, the United States, Switzerland and Italy, who were called upon to decide on the use of the materials in construction and furnishing.
Marmomac, the leading international trade fair dedicated to the entire production chain of marble and natural stone, has just ended. Not only business and networking for the 47,000 operators who came from 132 nations, but also culture and training for students and professionals.
Exhibitions with exclusive projects highlighted not only the beauty and variety of natural stone, but also its potential uses and processing techniques entrusted to sophisticated technologies and machinery. Added to this was a program of events, lectio magistralis and workshops capable of spreading the culture of marble to an international audience.
Finally, one of the most eagerly awaited events was the return of the Best Communicator Award, a prize reserved to exhibit design.
Online 30 September – 2 October 2020
September 2020 – The countdown has started: from 30 September to 2 October, the international community in the natural stone sector will welcome a “virtual” appointment with Marmomac Restart Digital, the special digital edition organised by the world’s leading stone industry trade fair. Three days of global relationships to develop business through meetings, networking, B2B and events within the scope of a shared online platform.
Alongside Italy, many other countries have already signed up for this initiative, including Austria, Germany, Holland, Portugal, Iran, Turkey, Egypt and South Africa.
Marmomac Restart Digital will be available online as of 10 September with the initial previews of the constantly updated schedule of events and the Marmomac Academy programme.
Marmomac Restart Digital is designed to ensure immediate and intuitive interaction between exhibitors and visitors – sector operators, buyers and professionals – who will be able to share discussions and comparisons. The focus will be on networking, with the possibility of organising meetings, interviews or full-scale presentations with a selected audience of connected professionals from all the main markets.
This year’s Icon Award, the contest conceived by Marmomac to choose the stone project that best represents the beauty of natural stone materials and the creative ability of companies involved in The Italian Stone Theatre, was won by project Gerico.
The work, original and harmonic, was designed by Lorenzo Palmieri and produced by Vicentina Marmi in collaboration with Donatoni Macchine. The installation narrates the stone’s “voice”, revealing a great artistic sensitivity and expressing the centrality of human beings. Gerico consists of three marble walls where different colours, materials and textures mix together in a material symphony which also enhances the senses of hearing and touch, becoming alive thanks to the visitor’s intervention, who is called to action and is asked to strike the central gong and caress the walls design.
As Goethe said, “Architecture is frozen music“, yet in this case, human action gives voice to stone and allows it to sing.
- 23° Eyewear
- Alois Lageder
- Castello di Fonterutoli
- Consorzio doc delle Venezie
- Digital tasting
- Domenico Clerico
- icon award
- Knight Frank
- Luca D'Attoma
- Marchesi Mazzei
- Mita Eyewear
- Mobart Ben
- MWF 2019
- Poggio Cagnano
- Press office
- Rassegna stampa
- Tenuta Lungarotti
- Ufficio stampa
- Venturini Baldini
- Vermentino Grand Prix
- Villa Bogdano
- Villa Santo Stefano
- wine tasting
- Zedcomm pr