furniture made of stone often exudes a certain gravity and eternity. That’s why the country homes of our ancestors were often filled with marble desks, statues and clock cases – and to this day, the granite countertop in the kitchen is a particularly popular luxury feature. On the other hand, stone is a very natural material in countless color and pattern variations with sculptural qualities.
particularly popular became travertine, a form of limestone that is very porous and therefore relatively light in relation to its size and easy to work with. frequently used by the romans as a building material, from the colosseum to the fontana di trevi, this 2000-year experience maybe led to travertine also playing a major role in italian midcentury design. designers such as angelo mangiarotti and carlo scarpa have taken this combination of luxury and nonchalance to the artisanal extreme.
here, for example, we have a classic pair of matching side tables with beautiful grain, probably from the 70s. even if you don’t own a bungalow on the ligurian coast: there’s no more stylish base for a negroni.