Ahead Of The Curve

EX­PLORE THE CRE­ATIVE POS­SI­BIL­I­TIES OF THE MAR­BLE-BEND­ING TECH­NOL­OGY AT MM GAL­LERI, A SHOW­ROOM THAT DEMON­STRATES THE BRAND’S GROUND­BREAK­ING TECH­NIQUES

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Step­ping into the MM Gal­leri show­room is like en­ter­ing an ethe­real, subter­ranean world—clad in mar­ble, its un­du­lat­ing walls and ceil­ings make the show­room ap­pear like an oth­er­worldly realm. Launched in Jan­uary, the 4,305sqft space is a joint ven­ture be­tween Sin­ga­pore firm Sharikat Stone and the In­done­sian fur­ni­ture man­u­fac­turer MM Gal­leri, and it’s an ex­em­plary ex­am­ple of their in­no­va­tive mar­ble-bend­ing tech­nol­ogy.

Mal­leable Mar­ble

Hav­ing de­fined lux­ury since the age of the Ro­man Em­pire, mar­ble is nat­u­rally hefty and unyield­ing. It’s dif­fi­cult to imag­ine it as a pli­able ma­te­rial, un­til MM Gal­leri de­mol­ished such lim­i­ta­tions with its in­ven­tive tech­niques—the firm is the first in the world to per­fect the in­tri­cate process of slic­ing mar­ble into bend­able lay­ers as slim as 1mm. These mal­leable lay­ers of mar­ble can be ap­plied onto any sur­face in any shape, in­clud­ing walls, fur­ni­ture, bath tubs and lamps.

Flex­i­ble Feat

By wrap­ping a layer of mar­ble around a metal, wood, or epoxyresin frame, MM Gal­leri’s mar­ble-bend­ing tech­nol­ogy of­fers not just a light­weight and lux­u­ri­ous fin­ish, it’s also an eco-con­scious so­lu­tion. It max­imises the quan­ti­ties of mar­ble that can be cut and used from any given slab, thus sav­ing mas­sive amounts of nat­u­ral stone from be­ing quar­ried and wasted. The sky’s the limit when it comes to the use of this tech­nol­ogy, which can be used on semi-pre­cious stones such as onyx and gran­ite; the grand gallery also fea­tures a col­lec­tion of fur­ni­ture pieces made with the same stone-bend­ing tech­nique. High­lights in­clude a glam­orous side­board with a spi­ral de­sign as well as sculp­tural benches and side ta­bles that bring to mind the grav­ity-de­fy­ing work of ar­chi­tect Zaha Ha­did. Chis­elled to per­fec­tion, these mar­ble-clad fur­ni­ture are in­deed works of art that can com­ple­ment the op­u­lent mood of your abode.

The show­room fea­tures walls and fur­ni­ture pieces cre­ated with its bend­able mar­ble tech­nol­ogy; a cof­fee ta­ble with a mar­ble-clad base de­signed by MM Gal­leri THIS PAGE

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