A pietra dura table top in statuary marble, inlaid with square specimens of rare stones and marbles from antiquity. The centre features a rare and beautiful specimen of landscape marble from Italy known as 'pietra paesina'. Could be used as a coffee table, side table or console table.
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.