Objects of Desire: 5 unconventional ways to use marble in design

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Marble is a material that is being more and more in design, and has transcended its popularity in tiles and flooring and is now appearing in more unconventional forms.

During this year’s Objects of Desire coffee table book, we looked at some interesting ways marble is being used by designers today.

Here are five examples we loved the most: 

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Adaptations Deck Chair by Veronica Todisco

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Commissioned by Camp Design Gallery, Veronica Todisco has designed this folding deck chair in an unexpected material: Carrara marble, supported by a brass metal frame. ‘Adaptations’ represents the idea of taking a familiar everyday object and executing it with an unusual material. Todisco uses traditional Italian craftsmanship to create a truly contemporary piece of furnitu

Unfolding Unity Stool by Aljoud Lootah 

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The Unfolding Unity decorative stool by Emirati Aljoud Lootah takes its inspiration from Arabesque patterns and motifs. Made using Carrara marble, it depicts a recurring 8-point star when viewed from the top. The stool consists of two squares – one that is rotated 45 degrees in respect to the other – and reflects the starting point of a variety of Arabesque patterns.

Mimicry by Jean-Marie Massaud

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Jean-Marie Massaud created Mimicry, a concept in which natural stone meets water in a harmonious connection. Simple geometric shapes were used to create a landscape of marble that integrates perfectly into various interior concepts.

 

Balancer Lamp by Yuue

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The marble Balancer floor lamp by Berlin-based Yuue studio uses a simple yet elegant mechanism for adjusting light direction. By turning the big knob on the neck of lamp, the user can slide the bending lever up and down to find the most optimal light direction. Balancer comes in matt powder coating in black and white.

KUB by Victor Vasilev

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Bulgarian architect Victor Vasilev has created a minimalistic basin, reducing the idea of a sink to its purest form, requiring nothing more than a transparent glass frame. The box-like structure is supported by a marble stanchion that virtually disappears when viewed from certain angles, save for a black outline.

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