Up & Up was born in 1969, from the intuition and vision of Voltero Tonlorenzi, technical designer who grew professionally within Olivetti.Thanks to advanced applications borrowed from the mechanical industry,marble takes on new forms and explores new applications becoming the favorite material of the greatest designers, who have transformed it into objects, furnishings, accessories, bathrooms, elegant cladding, refined inlays and exclusive workings for prestigious architectural projects.After a decade of development and growth, in 1998 Up & Up became UpGroup, a reality that today stands out among the leading Italian excellence in the production and processing of marble.
The company resides in Tuscany, at the feet of the Apuan Alps, a “middle” land between the blue sea and the whiteness of the extraordinary quarries of the Carrara area, in which Michelangelo came to personally choose the most unique and precious marbles to carry out his works.The vision of Voltero Tonlorenzi materializes day after day in the quarrymen who extract the raw material, in the artisans who work it, in the designers,engineers, geologists and architects who add the form and the “reason” to marble. This is the unique strength of UpGroup: a team that embraces the entire production cycle, accompanying the marble from the quarry to the finishes of the installation site.
One of the foundations of our successful story is the profitable and uninterrupted collaboration of over 50 years with the most famous names of Architecture and Design: Sergio Asti, Mario Bellini, Andrea Branzi, Achille Castiglioni, Leonardo De Carlo, Michele De Lucchi, Ugo La Pietra, Enzo Mari, Alessandro Mendini, Adolfo Natalini, David Palterer, Marco Piva, Guglielmo Renzi, Marco Romanelli, Aldo Rossi, Luca Scacchetti, Danilo Silvestrin, Philippe Starck, Matteo Thun and many others, also managing to create a relationship of trust and friendship.
Many of them, have experimented and enriched their skills on how to deal with the different aspects of a living matter such as natural stone, spending days and nights in our laboratory of Massa, to impress their style and their ideas in marble.
The result of this assiduous collaboration is a fascinating catalog of marbleobjects, tables, furnishing accessories, fireplaces, fountains, garden benches and interior floors, available at UpGroup, unique objects and extraordinary projects, some of which are exposed permanently in major museums such as the MOMA in New York City and Triennale di Milano.
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Name: BIPANCA. Description: Marble bench. Measures: cm 220x60x85h Materials: Bianco Carrara, Bardiglio Imperiale Designed by: Adolfo Natalini
Name: HIDEBARAD. Description: Marble bench. Measures: cm. 117 x 66 x 79 h. Materials: Pietra Serena + Bianco Carrara + Rosso Francia + Macchia Vecchia Designed by: Ettore Sottsass
Name: MATRIOSKA Description: Marble bench. Measures: MATRIOSKA LITTLE BENCH cm 70 x 50 x 81 h MATRIOSKA MEDIUM BENCH cm 86 x 50 x 97 h. MATRIOSKA LARGE BENCH cm 97 x 50 x 105 h Materials: Various ma ...
Onda bench by Paolo Ulian Cm 180 x 40 x 50 H Bianco Carrara - Sand Beach - Bardiglio Imperiale
Name: FONTANA. Description: Marble fountain. Measures: art. 166 : ø cm. 180 x 43 x 190 h. tubi interni – art. 166/1 : ø cm. 180 x 43 x 190 h. tubi esterni Materials: Bianco Carrara + Bardiglio Imper ...
Name: COLLEONI. Description: Marble fountain. Measures: cm. 39 x 100 h. Materials: Grigio Oliva + Bardiglio Imperiale + Nero Marquina + polychrome marbles Designed by: Matteo Thun