ESSENZIALE | WALLPAPER* HANDMADE
Selected by Wallpaper* to embrace the 10thedition of Love Handmade theme, designer Ilaria Bianchi created a collection of perfume diffusers where handmade marble elements made by company Ilmarmo spread a bespoke scent developed by Ostens.
Essential is a collection of perfume diffusers that take advantage of the physical properties of marble to retain a liquid, to diffuse a scent.
When Ostens, along with perfumer Juliette Karagueuzogiou, developed the theme love through a scent that evokes the warm embrace of family, Ilaria Bianchi designed a collection of sculptural kinetic mobiles, inspired by the cheerful nursery mobiles that entertained us when we were a lot smaller.
Masterly made by Il Marmo’s artisans, in each piece a marble base balances a brass profile, where a hand-lathed plate welcomes a drop of perfume; a counter-balance mechanism causes the mobile to rotate, diffusing the perfume in the air.
Exploiting the natural porosity of marble and the necessity of moving the scent to better diffuse it, a collection of functionally and lively mobiles came to life.
The marble inlays depict botanical elements of the bespoke fragrance, challenging the sense of smell to explore and discover them.