The collection comprises a series of elegant bistro tables whose circular stone tops have been naturally shattered into a constellation of stone shards.
Featuring versions in Rouge du Roi, Verde Aver, Nero Marquinia and Giallo Siena, each broken piece is sealed up along its surface with a luminous gold seam.
Lissoni pulled the technique from the Japanese art of Kintsugi, a method of repairing broken ceramics that considers the destruction of an object as merely another phase in its life cycle.
Cracks, scratches and natural wear have been left in-situ, celebrating the stone’s storied life. The base of each table is balanced by a single piece of white Bianco Carrara marble.
Constructed from the last remains of heritage stone that is no longer quarried, Lissoni’s tables are not only beautiful, they are infinitely rare.
The terracotta-coloured stone came from the same quarry that supplied the burnt orange tones found in Paris’s Notre Dame, while the forest green was a favourite of Mies van der Rohe, who used the deep, inky shade on both his Barcelona Pavilion and Manhattan’s Seagram building. The black stone was used in the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Basilica in the 1500s.