Meneer Voss uses discarded Carrara marble to uncover the beauty of waste with ‘Mother & Son’ at Masterly Salone del Mobile.
In September 2021 Meneer Voss will showcase their marble prototypes at the Dutch Pavilion, Masterly – The Dutch in Milano; applying the innovative circular techniques of partner CooLoo.
“I aim to reveal the beauty hidden in every stone and to let the marble tell its own story.” Artist Marijke Theunissen-Voss, 1935-2013
As a child Meneer Voss would spend hours with his mother searching for the perfect rock on the waste sites of the Carrara mines in Italy. This inherent fascination with Carrara allows him to explore all various possibilities of this wonderful material. From the Pantheon to Michelangelo’s David, Carrara marble’s history is rooted in European art and architecture. By using the latest circular technologies in his ‘Mother & Son’-design Meneer Voss brings Carrara marble and specifically Statuario marble into the 21st century.
In his distinctive design, created specifically for Salone del Mobile, he showcases the versatility of the stone. He transforms his mother’s Carrara statues into life-size artworks, that appear to be solid, but are actually so soft that they can be used as sculptural sun loungers. The duo of contemporary objects fools the beholder and leaves you with a sense of wonder.