The HACKER project should be explained as a subvertions of the rules to create new ones, born from the union of two leaders’ experience: DWA Design Studio in Milan - founded by the duo Frederik De Wacher and Alberto Artesani - and Manuel Coltri, since decades in the manifacturing of marble and natural stones. Paolo de Vivo saw an opportunity to merge these two realities, putting them in contact through a new synergy in the design system. HACKER, the new collection of marble masterpieces that will be presented during Salone del Mobile 2019, is the summary of a long work of studies and analysis that in this time will be focused exclusively on objects of design and on a primordial material such as marble. A research generated by the attempt to identify new techniques for processing the stones, breaking up classic methods to create new ones. he designers, thinking of this collection, have started a research to discover new ways to interpret the artifacts, reaching the result to mix audacious artisan technics and so giving life to unexpected aesthetics with complex and interesting references By relying on the experience and ability of Manuel Coltri and starting from the physical properties ofmarble, they tried to “hack” the classic processes of working with the materials, to expand the possibilities by acting on the relative waste, otherwise unused slabs. This inspiration responds perfectly to the idea of deconstructed stratification that is the heart of this Hacker collection. Checkerboard schemes, black and white stripes, reddish squares, tiny pixels, signage graphics: the hypnotic and unique details of each piece are a clear representation of the incredible manual work that stands behind. Trying to “hack” old paradigms to shape new ones.