One of the most remarkable aspects of the works featured in Opificio delle Pietre Dure is the way that cut pieces of semiprecious stones are so seamlessly puzzled and inlaid to create beautiful wholes. Whether it be to decorate tables, mantels, or hanging landscapes, the precision with which the stones are handled is admirable. The new identity I created pays homage to this meticulous approach while giving the museum itself a more enticing and buoyant look.

The form and arrangement of the ‘p’ and ‘d’ reference our common conception of puzzle pieces and allow for the two letterforms to fit within one another. The color palette employed references colors commonly found in pietre dura works, and therefore colors of semiprecious stones.

Opificio delle Pietre Dure Identity
Spring 2019