Marble, the veiny stone renowned for solidity, classicism and hints of ancient Roman architecture. Intricately rendered in a number of ways to suit the design world, the alluring motif is back featuring an array of exciting colour palettes and an aura of chic.
With some of the words most notable structures such as the Pantheon in Rome to more contemporary buildings such as London’s Marble Arch all adopting the lavish pattern, the stone has became a global symbol of refined taste and sophistication.
Alexander Wang Marble Surfboards
In 2014, Alexander Wang collaborated with Haydenshapes to manufacture a series of surfboards for his ‘Cage’ installation series. Until this day, the combination of interior and fashion design has been increasingly popular in creating eclectic trends evoking opulence and exclusivity.
Maison Valentina | LLY-Atelier
Few materials evoke high-end living as simply and effectively as marble. Hausie designer Agathe Bodineau of LLY Atelier adopts a striking natural marble amidst her “A Contrario” collection, masterfully handcrafting each piece to offer a stylish and polished finish.
Barcelona-based designer of interiors Katty Schiebeck embraces the fusion of simplicity and minimalism among her homeware collection. With hints of contemporary Barcelonan design and a clear Scandinavian influence, the young artist creates a unique blend of modern with a classic twist.
Kelly Wearstler Stools | Balenciaga
With a captivating array of marble wearables, luxury fashion brand Balenciaga adopt the signature print. Delivered in tones of black, nude and white, the abstruse patterned stone reflects that of Kelly Wearstler signature interior stools.
Maison Valentina | Kamilah Willacy
As the marble trend evolves, designers are now adding splashes of colour to their marble motifs. Revolutionising the renowned monochrome, the runways of spring 2016 have seen the introduction of radiant marbleized prints carving out a chic space among the season’s hottest trends.
Lavender Colored Marble Print | Neo-Ne Fong Sunglasses
Father and son spectacles label Neo-Ne adopt a demure lavender coloured tone in their “Torii” sunglasses collection. Named after the traditional Japanese gate, which constitutes a symbolic meaning of transition from the profane to the sacred in Japanese culture, the alluring geometric metal temples and marble colour acetate give a dignified look to the glasses.
Written by Christy Chin
Edited by Christina WrightReferences
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