The collaboration between the Basque designer Jean Louis Iratzoki and marble mason Retegui has resulted in the launch of a new design brand of furniture and objects in marble in 2014. The designer drew on the expertise of the house to create a sober and luxurious range of objects that rely on the advanced technical expertise of the company.
Arin table is the result of a work of assembly of different materials using precision machining and complex collages, although the result is a very reduced design, warm and sober. The search for lightness is at the heart of this product. The machined plate and reduced marble on its inner face is glued to an aluminium honeycomb, the whole being surrounded by a soft looking piece of oak. The aluminium honeycomb also becomes key in providing structural strength to the otherwise brittle marble.
The collection is completed with shelves in 4 different sizes that follow the same principle.
The Retegui bistro table is a reinterpretation of the 19th century cafés and bars grand classic item. A particular attention has been brought to the harmony of marble/metal colours and underframe finishings.
Petra side tables are reminiscent of mooring harbour bollards. Carved out of a block of marble, these side tables illustrate the notion of raw material.
The Bigun coffee table unites two apparently contradictory states: the hard and the soft. The moulded foam coffee table, covered with padded fabric, has a marble top.
The Tanko clock combines the simplicity of Carrara white marble with the grandeur of full-grain leather from the Rémi Carriat tannery. The piece, when hanging on the wall, is steeped in gentle softness. Its shape is reminiscent of a bygone timepiece used to stop milk from boiling over: a milk watcher.
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