ymer&malta: marbre poids plume - marble designs

ymer&malta: marbre poids plume - marble designs

ymer&malta: marbre poids plume images courtesy of ymer&malta

 

 

mabre pods plume ymer&malta, paris, france january 15-march 15, 2011

 

studio ymer&malta has opened in paris with its first theme-based exhibition, called ‘mabre pods plume’. the show, whose name literally translates to ‘feather weight marble’, encourages designers to rethink and challenge the forms and attributes traditionally associated with the material in order to create the lightest objects out of marble.

ymer&malta: marbre poids plume - marble designs ‘void stool’ by a+a cooren

 

 

 

the ‘void stool’ by paris based duo a+a correen was designed to use the smallest mass of marble possible. by hollowing the center out, the stool adopts both a physical and visual lightness.

ymer&malta: marbre poids plume - marble designs ‘orbit spot’ by a+a cooren

 

 

 

also by a+a correen is ‘orbit’ a spotlight that balances on its center of gravity. the small light can be positioned differently, allowing the user to play with various positions to suit their needs. the transparency of the marble lends itself well to producing either oblique or more vertical light.  available in black or white marble, the light which is available in three sizes – small, medium or large – uses LED lamps.

ymer&malta: marbre poids plume - marble designs ‘disamare – gamme de trois étagères’ by cedric ragot

 

 

paris based designer, cedric ragot has created ‘disamare – gamme de trois étagères’, a series of three shelves, available in black or white marble, that seem to twist and contort in order to secure themselves to the wall. the design is pared down to the limit of the material, exploring the characteristics of the marble and minimizing itself as much as possible.

ymer&malta: marbre poids plume - marble designs ‘flap – lampe’ by cedric ragot

ymer&malta: marbre poids plume - marble designs ‘clé – guérido’ by cedric ragot

ymer&malta: marbre poids plume - marble designs ‘anneaux’ by normal studio

 

 

normal studio out of france has designed two pieces for the show, ‘anneaux’ and ‘vacuum’. the ‘anneaux’ bowls are composed of a flat v-shaped profile that is formed into the ring. it is as thin as marble can be with its thickness diminished to only a few millimeters on the edge. the object appears as if it is floating off of the table with a lightness not common in traditional solid marble pieces.

ymer&malta: marbre poids plume - marble designs detail of ‘anneaux’

ymer&malta: marbre poids plume - marble designs ‘vacuum’ by normal studio

ymer&malta: marbre poids plume - marble designs ‘vacuum’ by normal studio

 

 

 

‘still quiet plane’ is a combined shelf and lamp by benjamin graindorge that seemingly floats. the design, which is composed of a glowing form that rises from the linear marble shelves leaves the viewer unaware of how the system is affixed to the wall or where the light source is coming from.

ymer&malta: marbre poids plume - marble designs ‘still quiet plane’ by benjamin graindorge

ymer&malta: marbre poids plume - marble designs ‘still quiet plane’ by benjamin graindorge

 

 

 

benjamin graindorge says of his design ‘sweethorizon’:

‘obviously I am not interested in the technical achievement but in the sensuality its demanding nature brings. the level of lightness one reaches when marble is pared down to almost nothing makes it seem like skin, its transparency, veins and softness make it into something sensual.’

ymer&malta: marbre poids plume - marble designs ‘sweet horizon’ by benjamin graindorge

  • Beautiful work from Normal Studio.
    Really smart.

    jojo123
    Jan 19, 2011
  • Since Newson’s work at the Gogasian Marble has become a choice material for gallery design.

    James Irvine also directed a similar project in Milan last year with Gricic, Morrison etc.

    This project has some great pieces and some less inspired, the projects by a+a cooren are beautiful & original with a surprising play of thiness, contrary to this the project by Graindorge is heavy and unresolved.

    digs
    Jan 19, 2011
  • perfect fusion of material and technology.

    nicey
    Jan 18, 2011
  • I’ll take one of each please. Beautiful work!

    Joy
    Jan 18, 2011
  • some excellent work here

    dbkii
    Jan 18, 2011

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