Franchi Umberto Marmi: 40 Young American Architects Immerse Themselves in the World of Carrara Marble

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The meeting between the millenary tradition of Carrara marble and the creativity of 40 young American architects gave life to a unique educational experience at Franchi Umberto Marmi and its Fum Academy

Forty young architects from the American University of Charlotte in North Carolina had an exciting opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of Carrara marble.

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Hosted by Franchi Umberto Marmi and its Fum Academy, the Master of Architecture students explored the many facets of this precious material, from its ancient tradition to its innovative applications in architecture, design, and interior design.

A Unique Educational Experience

Accompanied by tour operator Donatella Beneventi, the future professionals visited the company and the showroom, where they learned the secrets of marble processing. The explanations of Mahmoud Idriss from Franchi and architect Davide Biselli of “Interninow”, ambassador of the Fum Academy, enriched the experience with technical insights and creative ideas.

Intergenerational Dialogue and Exchange of Ideas

“It is a great satisfaction for me to meet young people and to learn about their expectations and questions,” commented Bernarda Franchi, owner of Franchi Umberto Marmi. “Their fresh and free creativity, combined with a responsible and contemporary vision of the world, is a vital force for our sector.”

The day ended with the presentation of some projects and case studies developed by the students, demonstrating their skills in using marble in a modern and innovative way. It was a moment of true sharing of ideas, projects, and visions, which strengthened the indissoluble bond between the territory of Carrara and its marble, a symbol of beauty, tradition, and future.

The Fum Academy: A Bridge Between Past and Future

The initiative confirms the role of the Fum Academy as a bridge between the tradition of Carrara marble and the new generations of architects and designers. Through a structured program of workshops, seminars, and guided tours, the Academy aims to transmit the knowledge and skills necessary to make the most of this unique material.

A Precious Legacy for New Generations

The enthusiasm and dedication of the forty young Americans are tangible proof of the value of this initiative. Their future professional commitment will contribute to writing new chapters in the history of Carrara marble, a material that has always fascinated and inspired artists and creatives from all over the world.