The Arctic landscape has changed dramatically as a result of global warming. Ice is disappearing. Hence the inspiration for the Glacies table, presented during Venice Design Biennial 2021. The “glacies”table in white alabaster, organically blends with the bespoke glass top, whose shape resembles that of Antarctica’s ice extension. Representing an iceberg floating on the sea surface, the glacies table is also a statement piece denouncing the current climate crisis.
The base is sculpted from a 160 kg block of raw alabaster, entirely handmade by masters in Volterra. The initial choice of the alabaster block is fundamental. Pure and transparent quality stone is needed. The veins are naturally present in the rock and give it its characteristic appearance. The block is emptied by hand in order to house the light. The glass atop the the alabaster closely resembles the surrounding oceans and completes the illustration.
Coffee table in bespoke glass with lit alabaster base.
Dimension : 160x120x60cm
Weight : kg 180
Reference : FMM/GLCS/CFFTBL/00