A small story of white stones


With this paperweight, we want you to remember the placing of the Foundation Stone of Deusto FabLab, as the stones belong to the site itself and the base was cut and printed with a laser cutting machine; but mostly, we want to rescue from oblivion an old Roman custom according to which, they marked happy days by placing a white stone at the door of their houses.[1]

Now we want to share our happiness with you because the birth of Deusto FabLab is an exciting project for us, and we also want it to be your home as much as it is ours.

Marcelo Leslabay Lecturer in Industrial Design, Faculty of Engineering, University of Deusto.  



[1] Don Quixote of La Mancha”, part two, Chapter X, quote 35: Among the Romans, the white stone indicated the day had been a happy one; the black stone, a fateful one. The custom became a set phrase (véase II, 63, 1147)

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