Andrés Monnier’s “CONNEXIO” Collection Unveiled at Milan Design Week 2024

Milan Design Week 2024 welcomes the “CONNEXIO” collection by Andrés Monnier, a fusion of Mexican heritage and Italian craftsmanship, hosted by Serafini in collaboration with Galerie Philia.

Exploring Artistic Residencies: A Path to Innovation

Artistic residencies have historically fostered some of humanity’s most remarkable creative endeavors. By immersing artists in diverse environments and cultures, these programs challenge individuals to push the boundaries of their creativity. Milan Design Week provides a platform for such collaborations, facilitating the convergence of talents from around the globe.

Celebrating Tradition and Innovation at Salone del Mobile 2024

Salone del Mobile, a cornerstone of Milan Design Week, showcases the latest trends and innovations in furniture and design. From April 16th to 21st, 2024, attendees will have the opportunity to explore cutting-edge designs, network with industry professionals, and gain insights into the future of design.

Andrés Monnier’s Collaboration with Serafini: Bridging Cultures through Design

Mexican sculptor and designer, Andrés Monnier, partnered with Serafini, an Italian stone factory renowned for its innovative approach to marble production, to create a series of works inspired by his cultural roots. Monnier’s “CONNEXIO” collection, crafted from lava stone, pays homage to Mexico’s rich heritage while embracing Italian craftsmanship.

The “CONNEXIO” Collection: A Synthesis of Tradition and Technology

Monnier’s residency at Serafini yielded four distinct pieces, including a floor lamp, side table, rock candelabra, and wall hanging mirror. These creations seamlessly blend ancient handcrafting techniques with modern technology, showcasing the versatility of lava stone and the precision of CNC robotic machines.

Reflecting on Sociocultural Narratives through Design

Each piece in the “CONNEXIO” collection tells a unique story, inviting viewers to contemplate societal norms and existential questions. Through his work, Monnier challenges perceptions and prompts introspection, urging us to reconsider our place in the world.

Discover Serafini: Where Tradition Meets Innovation

Andres Monnier sculpting -- innovative tradition

Located in Chiampo, Italy, Serafini exemplifies a harmonious balance between tradition and innovation in marble production. With a focus on craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology, Serafini delivers design-driven products tailored to both residential and commercial clients.

Galerie Philia: Championing Transcultural Design

Galerie Philia, a beacon of contemporary design and modern art, represents Andrés Monnier and curates transcultural works that transcend boundaries. Founded on a philosophy of inclusivity and aesthetic excellence, Galerie Philia showcases diverse talents from around the world.

Andrés Monnier: Sculpting Consciousness through Art

Andres Monnier sculpting

Andrés Monnier’s journey as an artist and entrepreneur embodies a commitment to spreading consciousness through sculptural forms. With a background in medicine, psychology, and industrial engineering, Monnier’s multidisciplinary approach to art challenges conventional perspectives and fosters meaningful dialogue.

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Join Us at Milan Design Week 2024

Experience the intersection of art, design, and innovation at Milan Design Week 2024. Visit Salone del Mobile.Milano from April 16th to 21st, and immerse yourself in a world of creativity and inspiration.

Discover the “CONNEXIO” collection by Andrés Monnier at Serafini’s exhibition in collaboration with Galerie Philia, and explore the limitless possibilities of design.

All images courtesy of Serafini and Galerie Philia.


Sandra Diaz-Velasco, a Miami-based architect and interior designer, will be visiting Salone del Mobile.Milano 2024 on behalf of her business EOLO A&I Design, and as a contributor to Live in Italy Magazine’s coverage.

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