Using Marble in Design – A Marbleous Trend

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What about that title, ah? We kindly stolen that idea from Yatzer. So, talking about this marbleous trend, using marble in design. The trend was conspicuous at many design trade shows, including the Stockholm Furniture Fair, Milan design week and London Design Festival. New and advanced technologies have augmented the number of ways in which designers can create and apply shapes using marble, thereby increasing productivity of and accessibility to marble-based products (albeit, some might argue, at the expense of traditional forms of craftsmanship).

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The kitchen of a private apartment by Joseph Dirand in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, France.

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In previous years, we have seen many examples of marble’s versatility in furnishings, lighting, storage, accessories, tableware, interiors and fashion. British designer Lee Broom used solid Carrara marble in his contemporary ‘On the Rock’ glassware and Nouveau Rebel lighting collections. Robot City, an Italian factory whose mission is to tell stories through marble, creates elaborate objects using skilled handcraft methods combined with advanced digital technology: its all-marble version of designer Alessandro Mendini’s 1978 Proust chair, priced at €60,000, is a work of art. Faux applications of marble can also be found in wallpaper, bedding, stationery and clothing lines. Marble is the perfect complement to other natural materials such as wood, leather and steel. The marble trestle table ‘In Vain‘ by designer Ben Storms incorporates leather and steel and also doubles as a standing mirror. ‘All of a Piece’ designed by Dana Cannam in collaboration with Earnest Studio, is a series of modular tabletop pieces that combine marble, granite and wood.

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Rack + Table (Marble) by Muller Van Severen.

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Marble Light by Studio Vit.

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Damien Hirst, The Anatomy of an Angel, 2008 (detail).

SEE ALSO: CARRARA MARBLE DINING TABLE FOR CLASSICAL DINING ROOMS

With the (slow) shift in consumer attitudes towards the merits of buying design that is long-lasting, environmentally friendly and sustainable, it is hoped that marble will be one trend that escapes the ravages of our throwaway society.

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Luna table by Zaha Hadid for Citco. Photo by Jacopo Spilimbergo.

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AGRA Marble Dinig Table, MOAI Marble Wall Light and TACCA Marble center table by BRABBU.

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The marble fashion collection by shallowww.

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Black marble-print silk top by Balenciaga. Photo © Département Féminin.

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Proust Chair by Alessandro Mendini for Robot City.

SEE ALSO: 5 MODERN MARBLE DINING TABLES

Marble its a exceptional material. The contemporary interior design trends are the ones that most use this material. By nature, marble brings strenght and elegance to any furniture design piece.

 

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