Dezeen Showroom: the stone takes the form of a flowing liquid in the Melt series of tables, created by the Turkish brand Marble Balloon.
Designed by brand co-founders Ali Balkaya and Mert Cahit Ertural, the Melt collection includes a coffee table, side table and console, all with stone tops carved to look like they’re melting on sides of furniture.
The designers were inspired by the Pamukkale travertines of their native Turkey, where the white limestone deposits look soft and cloud-like.
They wanted to create a similar sensory illusion in the Melt collection, which combines stone tops with bentwood veneer bases.
Marble Balloon describes the collection as “blurring the lines between solidity and fluidity”.
Tabletops are available in travertine or sugar white marble, while wood veneer is available in dark brown California burl, cool-toned gray Vavona, or golden walnut burl.
Designate: Ali Balkaya and Mert Cahit Ertural
Brand: marble ball
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