Marble Forever

by designspace | 21.02.13

Mineral Branch by Arik Levy, 2012. Carrara Marble. Photo by Shauli Landner.

The translucent marble was highly prized by the ancients. Greek and Roman craftmen knew how to bring out the beauty of these minerals with their complex irregularities in brilliance. Today’s designers are reviving these ancestral skills in furniture, decorative objects that convey a classical feel, keeping references to Antiquity. From transparency to subtle different white palette, find few pieces we loved –

A number of trends are emerging this year, and this is definitely one of them.

Philipp Mainzer side tables CT09 ENOKI and table TA19 SLOANE.

Knot Marble by Arik levy. 2012, Carrara Marble. Photo by Ian Scigliuzzi.

Half Box by Rick Owens.

 

Jasper Morrison 2010 low table with handles in white carrara marble matt polished.

James Irvine : Squalo james Irvine 2009 sculpture door stop in carrara Bardiglio marble matt poshed finish.

Swift by David Chipperfield.

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