"I consider beauty, a means of contemplation and awaking to our true nature, a medicine to heal our ills and to raise us to a higher energy."

Marina Calamai artista e designer fiorentina (Arezzo ’62). Collabora e studia a Parigi con lo stilista Alain Lalou e alla Paris American Academy 1983/85.  Designer di moda a Firenze (1985/97). Dal1998 studia arte a NewYork alla Art Student League con il pittore Peter Cox ed a Firenze alla Lorenzo de Medici 

con Rose Shakinovsky e Claire 

Gavronsky. 

Nel 2001 inizia ad esporre in 

spazi pubblici e privati. 

Marina Calamai is a Florentine artist and designer (Arezzo 1962). She Collaborated and studied in Paris with the stylist Alain Lalou and at the Paris America Academy (1983/85).

She was a fashion designer in Florence (1985/97). From 1998 studies art in New York at the Art Student League with the painter Peter Cox and in Florence at the Lorenzo de Medici with Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky. In 2001 she began to exhibit her works in public and private spaces.

Un diabete gestazionale che la 

costringe a rinunciare alle  tentazioni del palato le ispira i 

suoi dipinti e installazioni

dedicate ai dolci. Artista poliedrica con importanti incursioni nel mondo della gioielleria e degli accessori moda (Cherry rings, Cup Cakes e Tableaux foulards). 

Uno dei suoi progetti più significa-

tivi è “TABLES TABLEAUX”. 

Tavoli dedicati al mondo della

natura nella serie VITAMIN e

FANTAGEOGRAFICI con possibilità d'uso sorprendenti. Appendice vitaminica della  serie dei  tavoli: i Vitamin Table Mats, i Coasters i Lazy Susan ed i 

Vitamin Wall Watches. 

A gestational diabetes forced her to give up her sweet cravings, and inspired her "Cake thinking" paintings and installations. Versatile artist quickly moves to jewelry creating her CHERRY RING collection and the mini and maxi CUP CAKE in silver alloys, enamel and stones. Her latest “BACK TO NATURE” project brings her to design the “Vitamin Tables Tableaux” resined tables, and the Vitamin Table-mats, coasters and wall watches, dedicated to the colorful world of fruits, to a nature care attitude.

Da lungo tempo investiga il mondo del CIBO traendone ispirazione per creare opere che risvegliano i 5 sensi. I suoi terreni di indagine hanno le radici in due universi contrapposti ma che, nella sua poetica, si attraggono l’uno l’altro in un continuo altalenarsi: il Cake Thinking e il Vitamin Moods. 

Ultimamente, traendo ispirazione sempre dal mondo della natura, utilizza i patterns geometrici e le serie di numeri sacri per le sue opere sia nel mondo dell’ oreficeria che in quello della pittura.

For a long time she has used food as inspiration to create tempting works of art that awaken the 5 senses.

'Cake Thinking' and 'Back to Nature' are her two main fields of research.

Lately investigating the world of nature she started using geometrical patterns and sacred numbers series for her work of art and jewelry.

Marina, da sempre interessata a 

stimolare altri sensi oltre a quello della vista, ha aperto da poco il 

suo   Spazio Multisensoriale 

ONTHEROAD in Via Santo Spirito 

22r al piano terreno di Palazzo Guicciardini. Qui si possono sperimentare le installazioni 

sonoro olfattive (Il Muffin che ti 

mangia è anche spesso sede di interviste da lei riprese con il 

microfono gelato) i quadri 

interattivi come il LABIRINTO 

DELL’AMORE, che coinvolge lo spettatore attraverso il senso del 

tatto, oltre a vedere e poter 

acquistare le sue collezioni di 

gioielleria e di Homeware. Una esperienza a tutto tondo che 

culmina con APOLOGIA DELLA 

CREATIVITA’,  da assaporare  con l'udito e con l’olfatto nello 

studio sui tetti del Palazzo.

Marina , who has always been interested in stimulating other senses besides sight, has recently opened her Multisensory Space ONTHEROAD in Via Santo Spirito 22r. on the ground floor of Palazzo Guicciardini. Here you can experience the olfactory sound installations, (The Muffin that eats you is also often the site of interviews filmed by her with the ice-cream microphone) the interactive paintings such as the LOVE LABIRYNTH, which involves the viewer through the sense of touch , as well as seeing and being able to buy her jewelry and Homeware collections. An all-round experience that culminates with APOLOGY OF CREATIVITY, to be savored by sound and scent in her studio on the rooftop of the Palace.

"Let's take a step back as humans and be aware of the importance of nature. Be more respectful and have a more ethical behaviour towards planet Earth intended as plants, animals & resources."

© Marina Calamai - Via S.Spirito, 14 - 50125 Firenze (FI) - Tel 055 2396795 - Mob. 333-7395426 - E-mail: info@marinacalamai.it

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