Thursday, August 15, 2013

Marble 'Miracle Chips'

Wallpaper* Handmade is an annual documentation of the show-stopping exhibition that they present in Milan during the Salone del Mobile.

For Wallpaper* Handmade 2013 they paired designer Michael Anastassiades with marble specialist Henraux, of Monte Altissimo, near Pietrasanta in Tuscany and had them make these stunning marble pieces.
From their website..."Anastassiades' inspiration for this marble installation for was the red cellophane fortune-telling fish you used to get in Christmas crackers that would curl and wiggle in the palm of your hand. The challenge he posed to Henraux's marble technicians was to push the limits of what is technologically possible while preserving the inherent qualities of the marble. Pictured are the curved pieces that make up the resulting 'Miracle Chips'."
Photo: Wallpaper Magazine
Photo: Wallpaper Magazine
Photo: Wallpaper Magazine
Be sure to check out Wallpaper Magazine's website for more pictures & a pretty cool little video showing them carving the curve of the piece by hand.

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