Solid as a rock.
Inspired by the beautiful nature of materials like marble, the wonderful metamorphic process which results in compressed piece of solid rock. Materiality variations are very interesting to me so I am looking for those marble made furniture pieces that are carved geometrical shapes of an organic material. Highly crafted furniture.
A selection of exciting coffee, side, dining tables & consoles with a geo-organic design & various scenarios of the type interior you can place these in. Trust me, it was very hard to narrow it down but hope the choice is what you are looking for.
- Tobi-Ishi: Dining table made of marble. Design by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby for B&B Italia.
- Affortdances #1 (you only reencarnated infinitely): Easy to samble marble table, each piece is unique. Design by Jonathan Zawada.
- Lagos: Dining table special edition made with top in patagonian granite. Design by Baxter Italia.
- D-Block: Coffee table. Design by Bismut & Bismut.
- Jaz: Console in marble. Design by Christophe Delcourt.
- DC1615: Marble & brass coffee table. Design by Vincenzo De Cotiis.
- DC160 1B: Marble & brass coffee table. Design by Vincenzo De Cotiis.
- Gaia: Console of port laurent marble top, wood & brass. Design by Galerie Negropontes.
Coffee tables temp to be the centre of attention, in this particular case this is a table that can change the whole space by simply being. The magnificent DC160 1B by Vincenzo De Cotiis is that mesmerising central piece for its materiality & craftsmanship.
When your living room is like this magical vintage apartment by Laurent Croissandeau this table enriched the interior further. Or if you are privilege to have a large industrial-chic living room this is the coffee table for you. The combination of materials could achieve an elegant contemporary masculine space. Like the former office of Vincenzo De Cotiis.
In both cases a combination of vintage furniture with various textures make this fabulously designed & executed table bring an organic-chic touch to it all.
For the living rooms with a warmer colour palette I have chosen D-Block coffee table made of combined marble & oxidised metal. Design by Bismut & Bismut that encapsulates this geometrical game in an organic manner expressing a compromise between materials & their qualities.
The rusty warm orange shades bounce over the touches of terracotta & peach tones in the living room of this apartment at the Impremta Garden in Palma. Even though the space is delicate the Scandinavian interior which reclaims as usual nature is the ideal scenario for D-Block. In similar way it can enhance a modern interior where there are gorgeous mustard tones & warm textures like in this Dirk Mulders interior in Amsterdam. Either style living room is totally open to be enhanced by the D-Block.
For those lovers of quirky design & exciting tailored interior this is a unique piece over & over again, perhaps why the hence of infinite reencarnation...this is a very simple design with great variations of marble kinds & colours. These Zawada's side table can be the best companion for this made to measure pink sofa at the Provence interior by Pierre Yovanovitch.
Erico Navazo also presents that kind of sassy interior with refreshing colour combinations amongst geometric shapes where this side tables are a total match. Dare to find one & if you do so hold on tight as this may variate in each situation & change each interior in itself. It is possible to even spice a more traditional calmer interior with them too.
Gorgeous shape to deep detail, the DC1615 marble table with a brass top is possibly the most fascinating piece in this selection. Alluring shape that nourishes a space in elegant manner. A gently lit room with marvellous marble flooring & a marble console perhaps overloaded yet the way this Vincenzo De Cotiis table wraps the space with perfect sex-appeal is to die for. Do not hesitate spicing up a delicate & elegant space like this.
Imagine De Cotiis design sitting at the Yndo Hotel, this could not get more sexy, they seem to have been made for one another or inspired on each other. If you get to create such room do remember this combination.
When looking for a gentle statement a light colour marble can be the best choice. In this case I propose Tobi-Ishi in matt carrara white marble "venatino statuarietto", this was design with a Zen mentality so it seems to me as 3 pebbles balancing in perfect equilibrium. Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby have designed this wonderful B&B Italia dinning table that can belong to a modern & a more contemporary-classic ambiance.
Carrara bianco, statuary white & Arabescato marble for a cooler more modern look or Calacatta gold, Carrara oro & Patagonian granite for a warmer feeling.
Working on a off-white canvas allows for both styles & a light colour marble dinning table can bring a subtle level of sophistication in graceful manner.
Patagonian granite can stand alone marvellously yet the semi-oval organic shape of Lagos dining table by Baxter Italia brings this beyond. Antique brass feet that are scattered & in various sizes make this limited edition dining table are the final touch, as a result a must have piece.
Lagos is such a rich table that can awake & brighten a simple light dining room yet also stand proudly at a richer more saturated interior like the dining room of a Hamptons home by architect Annabelle Selldorf & Joe Nahem, where there are various textures & powerful features; bright artwork & daring coloured walls, intricately crafted carpet, subtle upholstered seats & a sweet suspended chandelier! A winning combination for an eclectic modern dining room with plenty of things to say.
Entrance halls, sofa backs & dining rooms, corridors, bedrooms & beauty parlours are spaces made for a nice console, a marble console can bring that touch of materiality to a small but powerful place. The Gaia console by Galerie Negropontes has a simple geometric design yet its materiality invite for contemplation.
The texture & personality of the veins of the port laurent marble top is accompanied by the cracks of the burnt wooden legs which are finished elegantly with round polished brass finishing detail. Every element of this console is stimulating & could fit in an interior like this Luis Bustamante Art Collector's home in Mexico. Natural wood panelling & off white upholstered surfaces provide a warm cosy atmosphere whilst the black & metal surfaces give a touch of modern elegance, making this style very suitable for the Gaia. When your interior has these elements do find a space for it.
Like this corridor at One Hundred Barclay where Interior Designer Timothy Godbold a lit curtain & carpet to bring warmth, then metal decorative objects & a dark tall sculpture bringing a modern feeling to it all being stretch by the large wall mirror.
Even a small apartment can be a place for the Gaia, placed along a velvet mustard seat alike in Carmen Rebueltas small project in Madrid.
At last a very dynamic piece, Jaz by Christophe Delcourt is composed by various angles that express movement. Versatile design that can be proposed as a modern gentleman's desk for a home office in an obvious way. However it design flexibility allows it to be used in a combined retro-boho space like at Marie Christophe Atelier in France, surrounded by mixed influences whilst balancing the black & white tones in the room.
Jaz can be proposed also in a dining like Desirée Mejer's apartment in Seville where warm wooden chair in a black room take that vintage rug to clash & match with the 3D wall art work, provoking a very now place.
When you find the room for these coffee, side, dining tables & consoles in marble do let me know which interiors do you think could be part of this selection. Until next blog post!
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