This month will see Italian design company Salvatori open its first ever showroom in London during London Design Festival. The new flagship space will be the first physical home for the company renowned for its innovative transformation of natural stone, including the development of ground breaking recycled stone Lithoverde®.
Housed in a stunning listed building on the corner of Wigmore and Wimple Streets in the heart of the West End, the two-storey space will showcase the full range of Salvatori products, including textures for walls and floors, basins, bathtubs and shower trays, together with its Home Collection.
Designed by renowned architect-designer Piero Lissoni and styled by Elisa Ossino, the showroom will provide an important hub for UK-based architects and designers.
To mark the opening, Salvatori is hosting a project in collaboration with boutique British watch brand Sekford that will explore the evolution of typography and lettering. Titled ‘Cutting Through Time’, each day throughout the Festival, an expert letter cutter will demonstrate their craft live in the showroom, taking inspiration from a particular period of epigraphy and working on a different type of Salvatori stone. With each cutter producing just a few specific characters, by the end of the week a full alphabet and set of numerals will chart a history of lettering in stone from ancient Greece and Rome through the Renaissance to the Bauhaus, Gill and Johnston and Post-Modernism.
The Salvatori showroom will open on 17 September, with Cutting Through Time running until 24 September. The showroom is located at 26 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2RL. For further information please contact Melinda Chandler: firstname.lastname@example.org