A single sloped cylindrical tower.
Playing with the simplicity of geometry, Kilos is an elegant series of bookends in natural stone. In an experimentation with the sculptural potential of geometric shapes, the designer has created an exceptional and surprising set of decorative objects for the oﬃce or library.
Elisa Ossino is a Sicilian-born, Milan-based designer and architect. Elisa studied at Politecnico di Milano, and in 2006, she founded Elisa Ossino Studio, focusing on residential and retail interiors, product design, art direction and set design.
Her work combines geometric abstraction, monochromes, metaphysical and surrealist references, creating a coherent and allusive relationship between light, objects and space.
In addition to her studio activity, Elisa Ossino pursues a host of other initiatives, that includes Nume, a childrens’ design brand, Officina Temporanea, a project that connects design and artistic expression, the brand H+O, dedicated to surface design, exhibitions and multidisciplinary installations and an apartment gallery located in the historic Brera district of Milan.
Since 2016 she has been teaching at the IUAV University of Venice in the “Interactive Media for Interior Design” Master’s course. Among the directions that she has recently impressed on her work lies a renovated interest for visual arts and multimedia’s potential linguistics.
Salvatori is an award-winning Italian design company specialising in natural stone, drawing on the very best of Made in Italy values and cutting-edge engineering and technological know-how, fusing old-fashioned craftsmanship with contemporary design.
Since 1946, Salvatori has worked closely with architects, designers and builders to provide not only practical support, but also inspiring new ways to work with stone which often challenge traditional thinking.
Whilst many of their products are the result of partnerships with internationally noted designers, what lies at the heart of all they do is a deep-rooted passion and respect for the inherent beauty of natural stone, and its defining characteristic: that no two pieces can ever be identical, meaning that every single product has its own unique history.
Salvatori’ head office is in Northern Tuscany, four kilometres from the coast and less than 30 minutes from the imposing quarries which are home to the famed Carrara marble. Every product is produced locally.
Innovation is entrenched in the DNA of the company. As early as in 1950 ,founder Guido Salvatori invented the Spaccatello finish, and the next generations continued this innovative story. Almost every machine used to create the exclusive textures for which they are known was invented by the now CEO Gabriele Salvatori and his father Alfredo.