Marble furniture is, without question, one of the most sought after finishes to have in a home. As a strong material that can stand the test of time, marble is a good choice if you’re looking for a long term investment you’ll love for years to come. On my last post, I took you with me on a trip to discover the marble quarries of Carrara and what makes this white gold so special. In case you missed it, you can read it here!
There are hundreds of different types of marble, with different patterns to consider too. There’s cross cut, which has a more open, flowered appearance, or vein cut, which is cut in a way that results in a more striped look. Heavily veined marble is especially big right now, and warmer hued varieties like Gold Calacatta are also having a moment, adding a cozier element to a room. You also have the option between polished and matte finishes. The latter hides dull spots better, but there’s something about a glossy finish that feels particularly luxe.
Above: Carrara Marble | Golden Calacatta Marble | Statuario Marble | Arabescato Marble
Here are my top marble furniture choices of the moment, adding an element of immediate beauty into any space!
NEW VOLUMES DINING TABLE
Pushing the boundaries of a single natural material, Artedomus teamed up with eight Australian designers to create a 12 piece marble furniture collection using Elba, a rich, complex stone with 250 million years in the making. I absolutely love the craftmanship behind each piece, especially this dining table that proudly takes centre stage. Other outstanding elements from the collection are this side table and marble mortar.
ILARY SIDE TABLE
by POLTRONA FRAU
I absolutely love this side table designed by Jean-Marie Massaud for Poltrona Frau. Sculpted entirely from Grigio Roma marble with a semi-glossy finish, the monolithic Ilary side table has a circular top and the support is distinctive for its striking handle-groove that makes it easy to move. The two elements are united by an invisible steel frame. I love this piece complementing to perfection a beautiful lounge area between two armchairs, or beside a free standing bath tub for placing candles while relaxing. A true piece of art!
EPIC COFFEE TABLE
Named after the epic poems of ancient times, GamFratesi’s Epic Table is a sculptural piece of furniture inspired by Greek columns and Roman architecture. Made in Italy from travertine stone, the Epic Table has a strong, sculptural form comprising two simple shapes – a hexagon and a circle. I especially love this type of stone for the natural beauty of its veins, and the vibrant texture of its unique patina which adds a touch of refined elegance.
by TOM DIXON
Tom Dixon has so many sculptural pieces, both in the lighting as the accessories collection which I absolutely love! This weighty block of white Morwad marble and brass to smash and grind spices and herbs is the perfect accessory for creating delicious meals with style. An exaggerated rounded lip allows a firm grip, and I like to leave this mortar out on display in the kitchen as it is a unique piece to use as a decorative accessory.
by GINGER & JAGGER
The Pearl Wall Lamp by Ginger & Jagger is a poetic handcrafted tribute to Nature’s mysterious ways. The piece, made in marble and metal, represents one of its quintessential attributes – serendipity. The magnificence of pearls, when produced naturally by oysters, is as breathtaking and it is exquisitely rare. The lamp’s marble shape is carved by hand, making each piece, much like a natural pearl, an absolutely unique sculpture.
MY MARBLE OBSESSION IS QUITE APPARENT, ESPECIALLY MARBLE DINING AND SIDE TABLES! DO YOU LOVE MARBLE FURNITURE TOO? DO YOU HAVE ANY FAVOURITES? I’D LOVE TO KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!