Brazilian architect and designer returns to Fuorisalone showcasing the “Stone Pavilion”, highlighting the richness of brazilian materials and their different applications.

Project Name: Stone Pavilion
Studio Name: Vivian Coser Associated Architects

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Architect and designer Vivian Coser recently showcased her installation “Stone Pavilion” at Fuorisalone, the premier design event of the year. The project is part of It’s Natural Stone, an initiative that aims to promote the export of national ornamental stones developed by Centrorochas in partnership with ApexBrasil. Coser’s installation incorporates the principles of biophilic architecture, drawing inspiration from the lush Brazilian landscape to create a space that stands out in the urban context.The Stone Pavilion, a stunning open gallery, features an array of art and design pieces made from brazilian natural stones, highlighting their unique colors, veins, and textures.

Coser’s compositional mastery comes to the fore in her use of slabs and stone volumes alongside luxurious plants of Brazilian origin, creating a space that exudes sensory richness.

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The Stone Pavilion is not just an exhibition of beauty and design, but also a connecting element between the urban landscape and the natural environment. As a biophilic architect, Coser has created a living and open space that interacts with the sun, wind, and people, providing a respite from the hustle and bustle of Fuorisalone. In showcasing her deep knowledge of stone materials, she describes their characteristics and potential in terms of sustainability. Natural stone is highly durable and requires minimal maintenance, making it an eco-friendly material that contains no chemicals. It can also be easily recycled and reused, helping to conserve energy, water, and other resources.

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Coser’s work is not limited to the Stone Pavilion. As an artistic director, she has designed exclusive pieces for the new collection of the Ornare brand, which was exhibited at the Salone del Mobile this year. She also showcased her signature line for her own design brand, Sette7, at the St. James exhibition. Furthermore, her work was also present at the new exhibition organized by the prestigious Nilufar art gallery.

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Since founding her first office in 2006, Coser has been committed to enhancing the connection between humans and nature, with biophilia, technology, and sustainability as the main pillars of her projects. Her broad cultural background and interest in the arts have influenced her creative process, resulting in projects that express a timeless style that values the richness of Brazilian raw materials. Her attention to detail seeks to express lightness and poetry in her designs. Coser is also an active advocate for environmental issues and is an ambassador for Instituto Terra, a foundation founded by renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado. She is also a member of the Green Building Council Brazil and the Brazilian Association of Architectural Offices – AsBEA.

“I believe that architecture serves to build our health, comfort, and well-being, and I consider nature my greatest inspiration,” says Coser, summing up her philosophy.


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