Stands that become true works of art and design, to narrate materials and technologies in the world of natural stone.
The jury was composed of Marco Romanelli, Laura Andreini, Alberto Biagetti, Giovanni De Sandre and Silvia Robertazzi.
The prize ceremony took place on Thursday 29 September at the Forum Area of the Italian Stone Theater.
For the Design category:
First Prize Italy went to Piba Marmi for the stand designed by Go Hasegawa.
First Prize Foreign was for Stoneasy of Belgium.
An Honorable Mention was assigned to Laminam for the stand designed by the company’s art director Alessandra Stefani.
For the Stone category:
First Prize Italy went to Marmo Elite for the stand by Enrico Toso.
First Prize Foreign was awarded to Graniti Tecnica of South Africa.
The Honorable Mention was for Kamen Pazin of Croatia with the stand designed by Sandra Krebel.
For the Machinery category:
First Prize Italy was won by Barsanti Macchine.
First Prize Foreign went to Koenig of Germany with the stand by Clemens Beck.
An Honorable Mention was assigned to Prometech for the stand designed by Giovanni Giorgi.
For the Tools category:
First Prize Italy went to the company Sorma.
An Honorable Mention was assigned to Sanwa Kenma of Japan.
The ceremony also included the Mastro della Pietra awards, for people who have made a significant contribution to the marble sector and the economy of the territory.
This year the prizes went to the mayors of the main national districts of natural stone materials: Flavio Tosi for Verona and Angelo Zubbani for Carrara. They were joined by Fernando Leardini, owner of Intermarmi, and Mahmoud Salsali of the historic Iranian firm Salsali Marble. An Honorable Mention went to Istituto Paolo Brenzoni – Centro di Formazione Professionale del Marmo of Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella.