Evolution is not unfamiliar to the Cannata brand. Since 1910, four generations of the Cannata family have supplied, manufactured and installed the best quality natural, engineered stone and porcelain products.
Despite the changes in trends and technology in more than 100 years, Cannata has not only kept the pace but set it too.
Backed by more than a century of adaptation and innovation, Claudia King and Italo Cannata Jr. (great-granddaughter and great-grandson of founder Liborio Cannata) have collaborated with Aimee Wolfaardt of Haardt Design Studio to bring you The Dialogue Room.
Answering the call for an exploratory space in which designers, architects, creatives and their clients can cross-pollinate and create, The Dialogue Room is a sensory and interactive space that eschews the typical showroom model. The trio envisages this as fertile ground for discussion and discovery, a fluid environment that’s as dynamic as the Cannata brand.
Beyond Cannata’s expertly conceptualised floors, walls and countertops in marble, granite and stone, Cannata and Haardt aim to showcase local talent. In collaboration with other formidable creatives, they’ll offer clients a glimpse into the extent of Cannata’s capabilities by way of new collections of furniture and decorative stone products. The idea here is to team up with established or emerging designers every quarter to launch exciting new collections.
For its inaugural launch, The Dialogue Room is partnering with Cape Town-based architectural and interior design brand Studio AN.
Conceptualised around a table of stone samples and jelly sweets, MORPH was born from the unlikely correlation drawn between these two items. The collection of marble and terrazzo pieces takes its name from the process of transformation from one form to another, and from an ability to meet desired requirements. MORPH is rooted in transition and growth, principles that mirror Cannata’s.
Studio AN have created several pieces for this collection including the Morph Light, Stool, Bench, Mirror and Cabinet, that all push the boundaries and amplify the personality of natural stone.
The Dialogue Room is the result of a multi-pronged engagement between different parties, with a united objective of creating beautiful yet functional pieces and spaces that explore the natural beauty and capabilities of stone.
Cannata’s passion for materials and innovation is clear to see in The Dialogue Room, but most apparent is their appetite to foster engagement and discourse between these precious natural materials and their users.