Thursday, January 26, 2012

Marble You Say?

On the heels of Fooling the Eye, I present you two classic designs with an unexpected twist.
The first: a marble chair. 
Ouch- a tad hard, but an interesting concept.

Created by Haute Couture designer Maurizio Galante, in 
partnership with trend forecaster Tal Lancman, (who run the design and consultancy service company INTERWARE), the marble chair is a wingback chair, yes, but with the latest in
print technology- a 100% silk cover finished with a digitally  reproduced carrara marble pattern. The chair's framework is plywood structure with polyurethane foam, designed for the Italian manufacturer, Cerruti Baleri. 

The pattern is amazingly accurate. So cool.

Louis XV Goes to Sparta chair

There are two other patterns.

Portasanta marble pattern

Grande Antico marble pattern

The second: Marbelous Wood by Danish designer Pernille Snedker Hansen

Pernille beautifully combines the old marbling technique, similar to the marbling of papers, with lengths of pure pine wood to create her marbled floors. The result is a vibrant pattern in harmony with the wood's natural grain, giving the wood an organic, colorful look.The colors and patterns can be customized to fit the decor.

Pernille Snedker Hansen has an excellent video presenting the creating of Marbelous Wood, which you can see here. A few excerpts follow below.

After she has established the colors and patterns that she likes, each piece of raw pine is dipped into the bath to obtain its coloring.

Clever and so beautiful!

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