Belgian Designer Ben Storms Makes Metal and Marble Tables

 - Mar 21, 2018
References: benstorms.be & dezeen
The metal and marble table is a popular choice for the classy contemporary living room interior design, but Belgian creative Ben Storms approaches the combination with an unconventional method. Interested in exploring the aesthetic limitations and properties of the materials, the designer places a huge block of marble—that weighs between 200 and 900 kilograms—atop an inflated metal "pillow." Dubbed 'InHale,' the project seeks to convert the perception of the heavy mass as a lightweight entity.

The stone blocks are "recovered from a waste of a recently reopened quarry." The marble's original state of existence is preserved with the exception of the surface that has been smoothed, in order for the furniture piece to serve its purpose as an artful metal and marble table for the living room.