Robotor’s machines are based on the company’s know-how – the perfect combination of experience in stone-working and robot technology – with a view to simplifying the process and meeting all manner of production requirements.
A new generation sculpture
The company also has many years of expertise in the use of robotic systems for the processing of marble. It was in the heart of the quarrying district of Carrara, the very same that produced the prized marble which Michelangelo used to carve his statues, that our company developed an advanced solution drawing on research and interaction between art, the local area, tradition and technology. The quarried material can now be transformed, even in extreme conditions, into complex works in a way that was once considered unimaginable.
We are entering a new era of sculpture, which no longer consists of broken stones, chisels and dust, but of scanning, point clouds and design. Robotor’s technology adds value by doing work that would be strenuous, risky and dangerous for humans, and by making life as easy as possible.
TORART is founded
Filippo Tincolini founds TORART in Carrara, a company dedicated to sculpture, contemporary art and design merging traditional processing methods with the most advanced technologies.
The first Robot
Realizing the great opportunities that can arise from the application of robotics to sculpture, the first robot is installed.
Architect and designer, she was the first artist to recognize the value of Torart, a mix of technology and tradition in Carrara, the home of marble. Thus was born the iconic “Aqua table” with an enigmatic shape.
Orders are growing and the need to be more and more organized and professional to respond to requests arriving from all over the world. Thus was born Torart SrL with the entry of Giacomo Massari.
A pioneer of robotics applied to sculpture, the American artist reinterprets Italian sculpture from antiquity to the early 1900s and entrusts its creation to Torart who guarantees quality and reliability. Thus were born “Envy” and “Purity”.
More and more complex requests and the desire for continuous improvement lead to the creation of the ONE-L prototype, the first robot
designed for sculpture.
Great artists at TORART
More and more artists are turning to TORART to create their marble works. Important international collaborations begin.
The replica in scale (1: 3) of the Arch of Palmyra, destroyed by Isis in 2015, is considered by the New York Times to be one of the most emblematic works of 2016. The reconstruction was possible thanks to the technology that TORART has made available to ‘Harvard University, Oxford University and the Dubai Future Foundation
Jeff Koons, an icon of the neopop style and one of the richest artists in the world, has found a source of inspiration in marble.
He turns to TORART to start an ambitious project of statuary works that defy all the laws of gravity.
The natural evolution of the ONE-L, the powerful robot capable of processing extreme pieces in terms of size and weight. No limits to the
realization of stone works!
ROBOTOR is born, a company designed to make the technology developed over the years by TORART available to everyone
Autodesk and Kuka
KUKA System Partner and AUTODESK machine maker. These are the prestigious partnerships that reward the development work carried out by TORART over the years and allow ROBOTOR to plan international development.
With the new headquarter inside the “MARMI CARRARA”, one of the largest marble companies in the world, the contract for the production and distribution of robots worldwide is also starting. 100 robots expected by 2022.