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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.

BLOCK PARTY:

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.

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