Salvatori Tables From Barcelona Pavilion Marble
Designed by the Italian architect Piero Lissoni, furniture brand Salvatori launched a series of bistro tables produced by using the marble left over from famous buildings including Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion.
All bistro tables have round tops that are all made from broken scraps of marble and have been presented during Milan Design Week.
Salvatori specialises in products made from natural stone and they already had some of the slabs in storage, however Piero Lissoni used the slabs that were left over from the construction of the Barcelona Pavilion.
"The idea arose from the fact that I got really fed up with the fact that companies in general produce without too much attention to what we use and to our planet," explained Gabriele Salvatori, CEO of the brand.
The famous green marble of the Barcelona Pavilion is also used in variety.
The slabs were used to create simple tables and the circular tabletops are edged with brass, and stand on brass stems that attach to a round Bianco Carrara marble base.
The scraps were joined together using kintsugi – a Japanese technique in which the fault lines deliberately highlighted in gold as Japanese don't throw broken things away, they find a way to reuse it.