There is a timeless beauty about anything made of marble – well almost! When we’re looking for something that will stand the test of time both in terms of durability as well as style you can’t go wrong with marble – if you can afford it! Theres always a snag isn’t there.
Bethan Gray’s Carve tables created with furniture developer Thomas Turner under the G&T brand are an interpretation of a traditional three-legged Welsh table; the three legs a solution to uneven slate floors. Combining a variety of wood bases, either oak or walnut with a unique slab of polished slate; each piece retains its own character; a hint of nostalgia with a contemporary line. Seen above is the white marble, the black is equally beautiful.
Barber Osgerby’s Tobi Ishi Table for B&B Italia took centre stage at Maison et Objet this January. It was part of the presentation of their work as Designers of the Year rounding off an incredibly year for for the design duo. The name of the table refers to stones found in a Japanese ornamental garden. The cantilevered top and base look different depending on the perspective and refer back to the stones over lapping each other in the formal garden.
We don’t tend to associate lighting with marble and certainly not the shade. The durability and weight of the material has previously relegated it to being used only for the base. But designers have used precision grinding and turning to transform the material into a beautiful shade. Benjamin Hubert’s Quarry light for De La Espada are turned,thin walled marble pendant lights. The inside of the pendants show the roughly finished texture of the turning process, with the exterior having the smooth polished finish. The fine turning allows the light to seep through and reveal the veins of colour that run through the marble.
Toni Grilo’s Light for Haymann uses one solid block for the base and shade of his Marie Lamp
On the more affordable side; if you can’t afford wall to ceiling solid marble, you can have Ferm Living’s easy to hang wallpaper
So I said So you can’t go wrong with Marble…. well not quite. I couldn’t help but wonder who would really fork out for this bath designed by Brad Pit, I know its only a rendered image but still. Its… unusual…its shape…errm… So we’ve had the Balzac chair that became an icon.Now we have Brad Pitt’s Ballsack?…
Sorry that was too good an opportunity to miss!