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    4.25.2010

    Marble Madness

    There is further work in that wonderfully wasteful world of solid marble furniture. I understand that there is the design impulse to take a material of such social & artistic status and make contemporary furniture out of it for the pure art of cross-referencing. But seriously, I have no appreciation for these works. When I look at them all I see is the space around them that was once solid stone, and is dust now. Such works may have been perhaps a commissioned work for the design collector who couldn't help but squee at the original conception of the combination. Further encouragement of this garish waste, however, is not required.

    Peruse below to see the range, and let me know if there is more to be appreciated than the voids I see.

    marsotto edizioni at milan design week 2010: "
    'sultan' 'taksim' and 'gelata' by konstantin grcic
    image © designboom




    "....the marble derived from carrara is 190,000,000 years old. it is estimated that there are 60,000,000,000

    cubic metres of marble in the mountains of carrara."

    'taksim' by konstantin grcic

    'gelata' by konstantin grcic
    image © designboom
     
    right to left: 'salto 1', 'salto 2', 'squalo' by james irvine
    image © designboom

    'salto' by james irvine

     
    'mimmo' by james irvine



     
    'ipe tondo' and 'ipe quadro' by james irvine
    image © designboom
     
    'ponte' bench by james irvine
    image © designboom

     
    'london, paris, rome' by jasper morrison
    image © designboom


    'marbelous' by naoto fukasawa
    image © designboom
     
    'melt' by thomas sandell
    image © designboom


    'tilt' by thomas sandell
    image © designboom



    'bella' mirrors by maddalena casadei
    image © designboom








    Perhaps if this is how they view their clientèle, it helps understand their approach in general.




    'cumulus table', 2010 by Joris Laarman
    marble



    chair_and_shelf.jpg
    Marc Newson

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