Laboratorio Morseletto is a family-owned company, internationally acclaimed for over a century for its high skill, innovation, and craftsmanship in Vicenza Stone and various types of marble.
Since it was founded, the company has worked on countless commissions with some of the greatest names in the fields of architecture, design, art, and sculpture – Carlo Scarpa, Ettore Sottsass, Frank Gehry, David Chipperfield, Gino Bogoni and Roberto Burle Marx – to name just a few. It was a great honor to be invited to visit Laboratorio Morseletto’s facilities, explore their surroundings and design the company’s first ever own collection.
Vicenza Stone comes in just three colors – gray, yellow, and white, and at first sight may seem rather humble. Yet, a closer look reveals a whole universe of embedded tiny fossils – an evidence for the stone’s ancient origin, while a depth of delicate variations in color and structure provides it with a distinctive warmth.
Wandering through Laboratorio Morseletto’s colossal, mesmerizing underground Berici Hills quarries, we were drawn to their deeper areas where the yellow and gray stones meet. The unique historical and natural narrative illustrated through this peculiar phenomenon has formed the core of the collection.
BICOLORE functions as an expandable form language, visualizing, and honoring the particular characteristics of the Vicenza Stone, as well as the correlation between volumes in the immense spaces in the subterranean mazes of the quarries.