Marbled Salts Side Table - Red EditionRegular price€1,800.00 Sale price
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Designed by Roxane Lahidji
In ancient times salt was rare and costly. Yet, since the industrial revolution, it has become so cheap and easily available that we no longer recognize its value. Marbled Salts reinvents sea salt in a sustainable design material. By using its unique physical properties and mixing it with tree resin, Marbled Salts results in a white self-binding composite.
Herein the material draws a contradictory parallel between the flexible versatility of salt and the physical language of heavy and solid rock.
Marbled salts also aim to invite a discussion on the concept of value – essentially a social construct − and the costs the finished product implies.
Inspired from ancient Italian marble faking techniques such as Stucco Marmo and Scagliola, Marbled salts is made from 95% Sea Salt and offers endless possibilities in terms of shaping and stone imitation : as any stone composites it is being molded and therefore causes virtually no residual waste.
It is an affordable alternative to natural stones, while being decisively more ecological than comparable and mainstream artificial stones, which uses up to 50% of plastics.
About the designer
Roxane Lahidji is a social designer specializing in ecological material developments and applications. Her research focuses on achieving luxurious-looking objects and surfaces from low costs and raw resources. Roxane Lahidji developed her project ‘’Marbled salts’’ and was awarded among the 100 best French international designers by FD100 price of the VIA and won the 2019 Bolia award.