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Marblelous stools  -  the exploration of re-using marble grit

 

Inspired by the design principles that nature employs to construct the skeleton of a radiolarian (one-celled organisms that have an extraordinary geometric skeleton) " Marblelous ", this project adopts the same technique of extracting raw material out of a liquid substance to build constructions with.

 

This concept is adopted to build a series of stools, with materials from industrial processes that we now consider to be waste.

 

Marble grit is a by-product of the marble quarrying industry that has very little worthwhile application in current time. This project explores what alternative role this material can play in contemporary design.

 

Embracing the marble grits qualities of adhesion and density to " freeze " elastic metal meshes by submerging them in a concrete-like mixture that contains up to 80% of marble grit. Creating geometric stone-like structures where the marble grit plays a necessary load-bearing role.

 

 

L 37 x W 43 x H 53 cm

 

Marble grit

semi-gloss finish

2019

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