Brera Design District



Marble Edition

MATERICA is a Cultural Association founded in 2020 by Marianna Galbusera, Gregorio Lioce and Lajdi Sulaj, with the aim of creating mono-materical objects, through direct commissions, open calls, events and exhibitions.

The desire is to study and analyse the materia, commissioning architects to create an object, work of art or sculpture, using a single material. Emerging figures will work together with internationally renowned architects, confronting with the specific properties of each material: the result will be a mono-materical manifesto.

Marble is the protagonist of the 2021 edition. Each year a new material will be chosen. Throughout the years, the aim is to create the archive of the monomateria.

How to participate safely

Due to COVID19 restrictions, capacity is limited - EU Green Pass is required to access the venue.

Pre-register for the vernissage at:

Activities schedule

September 4
16:00 — 21:30 Exhibition
16:00 — 18:00 Press preview
18:00 — 21:30 Cocktail party
September 5
10:00 — 18:00 Exhibition
September 6
10:00 — 18:00 Exhibition
September 7
10:00 — 18:00 Exhibition
September 8
10:00 — 18:00 Exhibition

Attention, please! The access to the places indicated in the map is managed and regulated by each individual brand by the existing rules.
Brera Design District and Studiolabo are thus not responsible for the management of people flow and access to any of those places.

& companies

Atelier ZAV

The success of Atelier Zav is due to continuous pursuit of excellence in the quality of a unique design, with a high content of made in Italy. Atelier Zav creates each collection with the work of craftsmen who emphasise the attention to detail and finishes.

Bianca Maggio

Bianca Maggio (Rome, 1994) is an Italian Architect, Photographer and Ceramicist practicing in Zürich (CH). Bianca studied architecture at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (CH) and the Glasgow School of Art (UK). In 2019 she founded Étude, an interdisciplinary ceramic & photography project.


Bruther, the Parisian practice established by Stéphanie Bru and Alexandre Theriot in 2007, works across architecture, research, education, urbanism, and landscape, consistently shunning fads in order to focus on the firm’s main preoccupation: malleability.

calabrò . cossement

calabrò.cossement is a italo-belgian design atelier created in 2018 by Elena Sofia Calabrò and Charles Cossement.

CS Marmi

CS Marmi Srl is a company specialised in the management and realisation of projects that make marble their peculiarity. The desire was to build an independent structure capable of allowing the entry of the block extracted from the quarry and the exit of the finished packed product.

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Davide Bacchio/Francesco Rosati

Davide Bacchio graduated in mechanical engineering in 2004 from Università degli studi di Firenze. At the moment he works as site manager in Europe and USA. Francesco Rosati è un architetto. Si è laureato nel 2019 all’Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio.

Francisco Aires Mateus

Francisco Aires Mateus graduated in Architecture at the Technical University of Lisbon in 1987. After several years of collaboration with the architect Gonçalo Byrne, in 1988 he opened a studio with his brother Manuel Aires Mateus.

Gabriele Trove

Gabriele Trove is an architect who works in Martignano (LE), Italy. He participated in some exhibitions and books which includes installation and drawing works.

Galli | Cavalcabò

Giovanni Leonardo Cavalcabò (Cremona,1989) graduate from the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, earning a MSc in architecture with Mario Botta. Ester Elena Galli (Como, 1993) graduated from the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio earning a a MSc in architecture with Quintus Miller.

Johannes Norlander Arkitektur

Johannes Norlander is a Swedish architect and designer, educated as an architect at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm and in graphic design at Konstfack in Stockholm. Since 2004 he runs his practice Johannes Norlander Arkitektur, with offices in Stockholm and Gothenburg.

Lorenzo Giordano

Lorenzo Giordano graduated in architecture from the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio in 2016. Since 2018 he has been PhD candidate at the Department of Architecture of the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II. He practices independently as an architect and researcher since 2017.

Markus Breitschmid

Markus Breitschmid (*1966) is a Swiss-American architectural theoretician and the author of several books on contemporary architecture and philosophical aesthetics.

Pierfrancesco Acciani/Claudia C. Sabbà

Pierfrancesco Acciani, born on 12.02.95 in Bari (Italy), is a licensed architect Member of Italian Architects Association of Bari. Claudia Carlotta Sabbà, born on 30.05.94 in Bari (Italy), is a licensed architect Member of Italian Architects Association of Rome.

Podere dell'Angelo

Podere dell'Angelo is a family-run winery located in Rimini, Central Italy. In Romagna, on the Adriatico Riviera, the company covers an area of about 20 hectares, mainly cultivated with vineyards and olive groves.



SCATTERED DISC OBJECTS is a design studio based in Milano, founded by Bahar Pourmoghadam and Marco Cattivelli. We deal with different scale objects and architecture. Each design is the product of an exercise, both intellectual and practical.


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