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A Collection Of Bespoke Marble Pieces Shot In A Rural Quarry In Greece

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Australian design company Artedomus has created ‘New Volumes’, an inaugural collection of furniture pieces made by a group of designers from one single natural material. The first in the series, ‘Collection 01 – Elba’, is a set of 12 unique Elba marble pieces.

Eight Australian designers were responsible for the pieces in ‘Collection 01 – Elba’, which includes a pair of cantilevered side tables, a dining table, a short-statured vase, candle holders, a mortar and pestle, and an objet d’art piece, among others. All pieces are characterized by their use of Elba marble: a raw, complex material with grey tones that has its origins dating back some 250-million years ago, to a coral reef in the ancient Tethys Ocean. The specific Elba used in the collection was excavated from a quarry in Greece. It is “a beautiful natural product that is hard-wearing, long-lasting, naturally resilient, and distinctly easy to live with”, explains Thomas Coward, creative director of ‘New Volumes’. The contemporary forms are inspired by Brutalist architecture, and are, as Coward says, “simple, distinctive and statuesque”. The collection was shot by photographer Sean Fennessy, aptly on a rural quarry in Greece; the same location as the material’s origins.

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All images © Sean Fennessy