WITH A RIDICULOUSLY BIG PRICE TAG
The natural veining and pattern of the marble, against the touch and feel of the aluminium laptop
WHY WE WANT IT:
Yes, this is exactly what it looks like. It’s just a slab of marble, cut into a triangle. Is it pretty to look at? Sure. Are we ready to spend € 3,600 (HK$36,400) on it? We’re not so sure. But what else is one to do to deal with the notoriously bad ventilation of the Macbook? You can’t possibly consider a run-of-the-mill plastic stand with a noisy embedded fan. This naturally cooling Italian marble stand from de Dolomieu is likely the only answer. It’s no David, but we’d still call it a work of art.
PUT IT ON A PEDESTAL:
The natural veining and pattern of the marble, against the touch and feel of the aluminium laptop, elevates, literally, the everyday gadget into a chiseled artwork.
Dubbed the Block, this solid chunk of Satauario marble hails from the quarries of the Apuan Alps in Italy and was the stone of choice for masters like Michelangelo.
WHAT IT’S WORTH:
€ 3,600 (HK$36,400), limited to 100 pieces.
FAR FROM RUN OF THE MILL:
From a single 14-kg block of marble, craftsman at de Dolomieu fashions a groove into the slab to create a snug fit for Macs in three different sizes.