Following its first presentation in Venice, during the 2016 Biennale, Resistance now won the Weil am Rhein version, in Germany, during Art Basel 2017. For this phase of the project, which continues to explore the resistance and performance of Portuguese stone, 5 more international architects were invited to participate: Eduardo Souto de Moura, João Luís Carrilho da Graça. Paulo David, Studio mk27 and Vladimir Djurovic.
Presented in VitraHaus garden at the Vitra Campus, among buildings designed by Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Herzog & De Meuron and Álvaro Siza, and during the most important art fair in the world.
The exhibition presents new research and concepts, along with the production of innovative projects that enrich the potential of uses for this natural resource. The result is a selection of 11 urban pieces, sculpted out of Portuguese stone and produced by Portugal’s thriving industry.
An S shaped conversation seat made from a single block of rose-coloured marble with green veins. Souto de Moura has created a piece that uses the traditional shape for this type of furniture, which can also be found in the words that describe its creation: design, rose and conversation.