Pieruga Marble, the new brand of Barberini & Gunnell
The launch event of the new Pieruga Marble brand was held on 26 July 2019 in Forte dei Marmi, at the Alpemare beach club of the Bocelli family.
20% of the sales and orders received during the event were donated to the Celebrity Fight Night Italy 2019, in favor of the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center.
Pieruga is a project very dear to us since, spending some time in Carrara working on a sculpture, we realized how much knowledge and skills of the ancient tradition of sculpting are slowly being lost.
Our reflection starts with marble, a natural material that comes from bygone times and still accompanies us in everyday life, in work, in art, a material that knows how to adapt continuously to the needs of man. Pieruga proudly creates elegant accessories and complements in marble through artisanal processes, bringing into dialogue ancient techniques of sculpture with advanced technologies. 100% made in Italy.
Our mission is a clear signal of opposition to the enormous waste that occurs in the extraction and processing of large blocks of marble, tons of material are discarded and thrown, in disfigurement to the generosity of our mountains. Creativity and intelligent design are here to turn marble fragments, which seem waste, into something beautiful and useful. Especially in a world where resources are scarce this is becoming our generation’s duty. Rediscovering the art of manual sculpture, we give new life to even the smallest piece of marble, bringing to light its millenary beauty that is lost in more than 2000 years of architecture and sculpture.