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Nicola Di Froscia

  • DFdesignlab
  • Marble worker
  • Campobasso, Italy
  • Rising Star
Nicola Di Froscia Marble worker
Italian, English
By appointment only
+39 0874979029

From marble to metal

  • • Nicola's family heritage is marble work
  • • His homeland has a long blacksmithing tradition
  • • True craftmanship is at the heart of his designs

Nicola Di Froscia was born in Campobasso to an Italian father and an English mother. On his Italian side, he is the third generation in a family of marble workers who have devoted their skills to the family firm, Di Froscia Marmi. Young Nicola grew up in the workshop, exposed since childhood to the complexity of marble work. However, while he did eventually join the family activity, he did so in his own time. He spent several years in England and became a blacksmith. Today he runs DF Design, his own venture, in which he combines the knowledge of his marble legacy and his new knowledge of metal. The result is a modern craft that fuses tradition and innovation.

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Marble and gold ring

The pattern on the marble uses symmetry and proportions to symbolise timeless perfection and unity. Crafted from 18 carat gold, this ring displays a ruby inlaid to the marble stone.

Diameter 2.2 cm

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Custom marble tiles

These tiles are a display of Nicola's marble savoir-faire.

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Oval dining table

The simple and geometric shapes of this dining table create a sculptural and minimal aesthetic. The structure is composed of two tubes made of steel, decorated with golden leaf, and handcrafted with a nero marquina marble top.

Length 200 cm
Width 80 cm
Height 74 cm

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Marble and gold necklace

A geometric gold pattern is inlayed into the precious calacatta marble. To Nicola, the infinity design on the necklace represents a path of never-ending possibilities.

Diameter 2.2 cm

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Stilts side table

The stilts side table was inspired by the shape of traditional fishing stilts. Fishermen found on stilts are those who do not have access to sophisticated equipment for fishing. The elegant golden leaf detail was designed to glorify the historic watermark which all the original structures possess.

Diameter 42 cm

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