First Stone Program
Curated and Produced by Experimentadesign
Chair Guta Moura Guedes
Production and Development Coordinator Joana Moaris
Producer Mariana Ferreira
Production Assistant Mericia Camacho
Made and Produced by Moca Stone
Photographs by Slideshow, Ricardo Gonçalves
First Stone project is an experimental international research program that explores the potential of Portuguese Stone, challenges designers and architects to create pieces that comprehend and acknowledge the increasing fragility of our world through the use of stone, a highly sustainable, resistant and beautiful raw material.
In what way can the choices that designers and architects make in the context of a certain project contribute towards the world around us to break out from this “fragile mode”?
Yoltic in Nahuatl means “the one who lives”.
A way to restore and regenerate the balance the world needs, starts from each and every one of us. It starts from within. The daily practice of being aware of that fragility.
We have a responsibility as humans in our lifetime to be as conscious as we can and be in harmony with our surroundings.
We start this with self-awareness which is the base for collective consciousness.
Rojkind Arquitectos worked on the First Stone project designing an object to help create Self-Awareness.
An immersive object designed to help connect with our inner- self while having the correct position that supports the body for a straight elongated spine.
Several small pieces of marble sitting on memory foam were designed with a precise geometrical distribution to move according to each body type and create the best ergonomical position.
Giving more oxygen to the brain allowing better relaxation as well as the ability to sit comfortably for longer periods of time.
We invite you to find more awareness in our day to day and have clarity in the role each of us play in the world today.
Are we part of the problem or part of the solution? Awareness of our fragility and accountability for our actions.
From the hands of the craftsmen to the hands of the president of portugal.