Striking specimen Portoro marble and Lapis Lazuli table top. Inlaid with a geometric fan pattern in rare marbles of Siena, Sicilian Jasper, Brocatello, Bleu Turquin, Verde Antico, Derbyshire Deene, St. Annes, Rosso Verona, Cippolino, Ogwell, Ashburton and Petit Tor (from Devon), Crema Valencia and Lapis Lazuli. Framed with Swedish Porphyry.
Each table top is unique, made from luxury marbles sourced from antique fragments or expensive collections from stone masons yards. These marbles originate from quarries beginning in antiquity, many of which are now closed.
They therefore cannot be mass produced, and are true one-offs. Modern quarries produce stones of varying interest and colour, but these often look lifeless and inexpensive. Often not fit for purpose, interiors using these stones are renewed constantly as fashion dictates.
Objects of rarity and quality should not need replacing. Good craftsmanship and materials speak for themselves. Handmade pieces embody the energy of a craftsman. Mass produced objects look like mass produced objects, despite an often high price tag. Antiques and bespoke items are truly of merit as they retain intrinsic value, simply by being created by hand. Indeed, there is life in hand made objects.