“My absolute dream? To succeed in making marble eyewear,” says Gianmarco Budri defining the adventure he embarked on with his wife Alessandra Malagoli. Close to impossible challenges are part of the DNA of Budri, founded in 1960 by Enzo Budri, the father of Gianmarco. With his sense of adventure and vision for the future he transformed a symbol of excellence - made in Italy – within the sector of marble and natural stone production. In 1991 Gianmarco Budri acquired the first Waterjet Machine, a revolutionary plant which made it possible to cut marble in new ways. Budri experimented with design innovations and received important recognition and awards including, in 2015, the Best Communicator Award for the “Papiro Collection”, in a collaboration with Patricia Urquiola. The originality and cultural context of the material are fundamental also to the eyewear collection, designed by Valerio Cometti.