FROM STONE TO LIGHT

In Parallel to the handicraft production of interior and exterior furnishing objects, Mele Stone pays great attention in recovering quarry waste and disused quarries, aiming at becoming over time a reference point for the study and development of the project activity.

The quarries deep wounds not only for the technological means  they have been dub by, but also for their dimensions that, in any case, the natural actions will never be able to heal.

The quarry is considered to be a material birthplace of architecture, the place from which the “stone in place” changes its status as an inert mass through mental communication.

Our corporate philosophy aims to bring the aesthetic and architectural value of the quarries to the forefront. The significant presence of these spaces in the territory represents an inestimable value not only from an economic point of view, but also from an architectural, environmental and, in a broad sense, a cultural one.

The quarries are part of our social and cultural fabric and hand down an ancient mining art.

The current extraction technique requires that as a result of the cutting operations, the quantity of processing waste is also considerable. Heaps of stones that remain on the edge of these places and that, often, over time, mask the beauty of the excavated walls and the potential for use by visitors.

To restore their beauty to the quarries Mele Stone promotes the #lucedicava campaign, which aims to restore life to waste stones by turning them into beautiful lamps for interior decoration.

The TABIT series is born, which in astronomy is the brightest star of the Orion shield asterism and its brightness is three times greater than that of the Sun.

Lecce stone lamp, lathe worked and finished by hand. Five declinations, with a minimalist style, with natural fiber electric wire and brass pawl.

Our wish is that the quarries’ light of Cursi can be spread all around the world.

Today’s interest in the issue of safeguarding and enhancing the extraction sites that ended the cultivation phase stems from the fact that these areas, due to their intrinsic urban and environmental significance, constitute an undoubted cultural resource for the redevelopment of the image of the city. Entering these natural theaters is an experience that intimately reunites us with the material and its imposing force, and Mele Stone organizes experiential tours to give visitors unforgettable emotions and sensations.