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Marblelous stools  -  the exploration of re-using marble grit

 

Inspired by the design principles that radiolarians employ to construct their skeleton (one-celled organisms that live in the ocean that have an extraordinary geometric skeleton) Marblelous, adopts the same technique of building constructions by extracting raw material out of a liquid substance.

 

Marble grit is a by-product of the marble quarrying industry that has little worthwhile applications in current time. This project explores what alternative role marble grit 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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