The alchemic imagination of British designer Max Lamb at the service of London brand Dzek. The occurrence is somewhat monumental: to remix 4 different types of marble from Verona into a mineral cocktail of furniture entitled "Marmoreal".
Lamb's recipe stems from a meticulous research on the quality, color, texture and historic context of the marble quartet that comes from the area of Verona and has names such as: Rosso Verona (Verona Red), Giallo Mori (Mori Yellow), Verde Alpi (Alps Green) and Bianco Verona (Verona White).
In particular, the inspiration came from the composition of terrazzo, an agglomerate stone used for floors and made of granulates, marble chips and colorants, which offers great compositional possibilities.
And indeed, when observing "Marmoreal", it resembles an original custard cream with chocolate chips and pieces of fruit, composed - for real this time - of 95% marble and 5% polyester resin which acts as a binder and hardens the material so that it is less porous and more resistant than natural marbles.
A project that was made possible thanks to the collaboration of Santamarghrita, one of the pioneer companies in the production of surfaces in agglomerate marble or quartz. And it's no coincidence if its headquarters is in Italy, in Via del Marmo (Marble Street).
Photos via dzekdzekdzek.com