September 21 2016

Black Marble Table Ripples Like the Sea

Currently on view at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of the London Design Festival, Mathieu Lehanneur presents a spectacular Liquid Marble table. Located in the V&A’s ornate Norfolk House Music Room, the table evokes a surreal vision of the sea, mimicking the look and feel of rippling water. Made of a single piece of hand-polished black marble, and designed using advanced 3D movie-making software, Liquid Marble reproduces the visual effect of a sea surface, gently touched by the wind. The structure reflects and distorts itself, and the intense black of the marble accentuates the color of the ocean as if it were fossilized in stone.

“I was inspired by the contrast between the deep silence of Liquid Marble and the luxurious decor of the Norfolk House Music Room, where the most beautiful symphonies were hosted,” stated Mathieu Lehanneur.

How I’d love to have this table inside my house!






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