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Il Forte rosso

Designed by Mario Bellini

Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York, in 1985, invited eleven architects and internati onal designers to visit India and discover its traditi onal arti san work, the one with visionary potenti al instruments for contemporary projects.
“Forte Rosso is a new sofa in stone, handmade, with a hammer and materials that were used in the past without technology”.
After more than 30 years, a block of Indian stone is still to transform not with hands but by using the new CNC technology, multi axis robot, waterjet cutting, for the honor of the civilizati on and the culture of sitting position born thousands of years ago.