TREND - MARBLE
THIS CLASSIC, BEAUTIFUL STONE SHINES IN MANY NEW APPLICATIONS AND BOLDER COLOURS.
This classic, beautiful stone shines in many
new applications and bold colours.
Favoured for flooring and other built-in surfaces, marble is a classic material that is much-loved for its veining and natural beauty. Popping up in forms other than the usual regular-shaped flat tiles (broken marble, anyone?), its tactile beauty adds a touch of class to the most humble of products (think salt crushers and fish scalers). While using marble to experiment with sculptural forms, designers are also exploring the beauty of dramatic, dark varieties, stepping away from the plain white Carrara we know so well.
Carrara marble tools for shredding and cutting food ingredients take the form of primary shapes in Studio Lievito’s Elementare for Opinion Ciatti.
Zaha Hadid’s Mercuric for Citco is a collection of three small tables in organic forms made with black Marquina or white Covelano marble.
Patricia Urquiola’s Earthquake 5.9 tables, cabinets and vases for Budri use marble fragments and other semi-precious materials from the rubble of last year’s Italy earthquake.