One glance at Instagram or any interiors blog circa 2015 and it feels like marble, or at least cheap mimicries, are decorating homes everywhere. But there’s none of the ubiquitous “funky” accessory holders or dinnerware in Tomás Alonso’s marble-based project, Lines & Waves. Exploring pattern and stackability, Tomas’ interlocking tables are a thing of true beauty. Machine-milled grooves have been cut into the top and bottom of marble blocks creating objects that look like crinkled salami and giant McCoy’s crisps.
I love how Tomás has given a material so synonymous with smoothness and rigidity an incredibly tactile and fluid texture. Handsomely photographed, the colours are a magnificently dreamy mix of peacock greens, pearly whites and rusty pinks. It’s an interesting concept to manipulate a material as sturdy as marble into different shapes and configurations, but it’s Tomas’ exquisite execution that really makes this project so impressive.
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