January 10,2023

Massive Daniel Libeskind Sculpture Breaks New Ground in Ceramics

by David Stewart

Renowned architect Daniel Libeskind recently unveiled his latest project, a 65-foot-tall multifaceted structure made of ceramic stoneware tiles in Casalgrande, Italy. Located in the northcentral part of the country, roughly an hour drive northwest of Bologna, Casalgrande is home to the corporate headquarters of the ceramics company Casalgrande Padana, who commissioned Libeskind for the project. “It is always an honor to collaborate with Casalgrande Padana and contribute to their corporate campus,” says Libeskind. “They are not only masters of Italian craftsmanship but also visionaries in the industry.”

The Casalgrande Ceramic Crown is a spiraling construction that experiments with innovative new uses of the latest generation in ceramics. Made entirely from flexible “fractile” stoneware tiles, the crown emphasizes the possibilities of ceramics, producing a hand-sketched feel to the structure.

  • David Stewart
  • January 10,2023

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