From 6 to13 June 2022 in the courtyards of the Università Statale di Milano within the INTERNIDesign Re-Generation exhibition_Milan Design Week 2022.

Mathera, a new-generation surface born from the collaboration between SAIB and Diego Grandi, will be presented to the public for the first time in the courtyards of the Università Statale di Milano within the framework of the exhibition INTERNI Design Re-Generation curated by the magazine Interni from 6 to 13 June 2022 during the Milan Design Week 2022. An evocative metaphysical landscape populated by oversized monoliths becomes the backdrop imagined by the designer to narrate the textures and surfaces of Mathera. The installation, entitled Nuova Mineralia, is clearly inspired by a museum setting, transforming the linear path animated by fantastic crystals and large-scale geometric mineral solids into a narrative device, all while introducing discoveries and new territories of design experimentation in which material becomes an expression of profound values. Mathera is one of the fruits of the continuous process of innovation and research that SAIB carries out in the name of design and sustainability.

A project designed by Diego Grandi for Mathera by SAIB.
Cortile d’Onore – Università degli Studi di Milano

The study of matter is at the heart of sustainable design. This is the principle of the installation that pays homage to the geometries of the stone world through a recycled and recyclable material that draws its innovative value from stone.

A metaphysical landscape of oversized minerals closed in large showcases that form a sort of museum itinerary: this is Diego Grandi’s concept for the installation Nuova Mineralia set up in the Cortile d’Onore.

The project considers the strategic importance of the choice of materials from the perspective of responsible and sustainable design, showcasing the potential for creative expression of a new generation material that is totally recycled and recyclableMathera by SAIB, designed by Grandi himself for the company that has made regeneration its manifesto.

The stone aggregates that make up its surface – stone powders and recomposed quartz with effects that evoke, but do not imitate the models of Nature – are reinterpreted in an installation consisting of polygonal and faceted monoliths whose geometries recall those of minerals and crystals.

With different colors and textures, these elements draw an alienating but, at the same time, familiar scenario, giving life to a display that, even in its name, hints at discoveries and new worlds, territories of experimentation in which matter becomes an expression of deep values.

A project designed by Diego Grandi for SAIB. Cortile d’Onore – Università degli Studi di Milano – The installation consists of a series of aligned showcases that enclose large sculptural elements inspired by minerals and natural crystals. These polygonal monoliths are made with slabs of Mathera by SAIB coming in different colors and textures, cut and reassembled according to a meticulous pattern that emphasizes and highlights the technical properties of this innovative material, simultaneously suggesting different applications, alternative uses, and new functions.