francesco meda's split marble table reveals the material's intricate layers
 
francesco meda's split marble table reveals the material's intricate layers
may 16, 2016

francesco meda's split marble table reveals the material's intricate layers

 
francesco meda’s ‘split marble’ table reveals the material’s intricate layers
all images courtesy of francesco meda

 

 

 

the ‘split marble’ table by francesco meda is made up of two slabs of different marbles from the italian apuan alps. the furniture piece features two divided sections joined together by a polished brass profile. the connected parts use a river jade and blue roma marble. the lower part of the 18 mm thick stone is coated in resin – to ensure a more prominent appearance of the marbles veins. the surface reveals the intricate layers contained within the material, revealing the process of metamorphism caused by the re-crystallization of original carbonate mineral grains.

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‘split table’ with blue roma marble disassambled

 

 

 

presented at rossana orlandi gallery during milan design week 2016, the ‘split table’ was accompanied by a series of coffee tables. the 50 cm x 50 cm modules were intentionally created to form a number of compositions. the tops are made of onyx violet and onyx tiger paired together by a brass profile. the aesthetic of the legs are deliberately lightweight and rational to enhance the slab of marble which is the dominant material in the design.

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the ‘split table’ is composed of two separate slabs of river jade marble joined together by a brass profile  

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composition using three ’50 x 50′ mini coffee tables
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‘split marble’ coffee table collection

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‘split coffee table’ in onyx violet 

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‘split coffee tables’ in breccia fawkir marble and black gold marble

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the tables were presented at rossana orlandi gallery during milan design week 2016

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onyx violet slab 

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onyx tiger slab

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river jade marble slab 

 

 

 

 

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edited by: hollie smith | designboom

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