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.