Directed by Sara Ferron Cima and Massimo Ciuffi, Bloc Studios is an Italian brand, founded in 2014, with the simple goal of transforming raw, natural stone into thoughtful everyday objects. Using only locally sourced Carrara marble, Bloc’s design philosophy is to preserve the inherent qualities of materials used increating their works,as each piece of marble is idiosyncratic due to its natural diversity. For Bloc, each slab of marble conceals a precise story and waits to be revealed, much in the way that Michelangelo carved his David only from the figure he saw emerging from the marble. Their first collection, “Marmo Domestico”, of which each piece is finished by hand from Italian marble artisans, was produced in collaboration with design team and studio THÉVOZ—CHOQUET for the 2015 Milano Salone del Mobile. Their work has appeared in Wallpaper*, Sight Unseen, High Snobiety, Il fatto quotidiano, Core 77, and several other design publications.