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Marblelous vases  -  the exploration of re-using marble grit

 

Inspired by the design principles that radiolarians employ to construct their skeleton (one-celled organisms that live in the ocean that have an extraordinary geometric skeleton) Marblelous, adopts the same technique of building constructions by extracting raw material out of a liquid substance.

 

Marble grit is a by-product of the marble quarrying industry that has little worthwhile applications in current time. This project explores what alternative role marble grit can play in contemporary design.

 

The Marblelous vases explore how the layering process of adding material through absorbing multiple layers of marble grit, can be used for both aesthetics, creating an attractive gradient of material, but also for a necessary function in the vase.

 

The bottom of the vase has received significantly more layers then the top, creating a necessary reservoir for the water. The mesh allows the user to play with the placements of flowers. The sides of the vase can also be used due to the conical shape.

 

 

Available in three sizes :

Small: H 23 cm

Medium: H 32 cm

Large: H 39 cm

 

 

Marble grit

semi-gloss finish

2019

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