Primo is a modular system made of load-bearing marble elements and shelves that fit together within a simple “male-female” joint. The volumes are tapered solids that can be set up in multiple arrangements which, in combination with stone, metal, and glass surfaces, give form to different furnishing elements with varied silhouettes and heights.
The name, easy to pronounce both in Italian and in English, means “first” and draws reference to an early 1990s construction blocks game but especially to the inaugural limited edition collection by Samuele Brianza. The marble blocks are in Paonazzo, a uniquely distinctive Carrara with grey-blue veins on warm white veiled in pink and olive green. Each section is cut from a single marble block and lathed individually by hand. Primo is a console, a coffee table, a nightstand, a dining table, or simply a sculpture handcrafted and made in Italy.