Ballerina and Lean marble furniture by Nendo

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“ballerina”

A side table designed for Marsotto edizioni an Italian brand specializing in marble furniture. Two contradicting elements which are lightness and weight were mixed, which is achieved by cutting out a part of the tip of the legs in a shape of an arc so to give the legroom some lightness, whilst maintaining the inherent dignity of the marble. It was named “ballerina” after its appearance embodying standing on tiptoes.

“lean”

Although at a glance it may look as though a panel is leaning on to a conical vase, in reality the area that the panel is touching the floor is greater than that of the vase, therefore it can be described that the vase is in fact supported by the panel. A design where there is a lack of clarity between which one is depending on the other.

Photos: Akihiro Yoshida

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