Luxurious, beautiful and enduring, marble has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years. Thanks to new cutting technology, the monolithic material is now far easier to sculpt making larger production runs and more adventurous forms possible. These new side table designs show how designers are rediscovering this classic material, pairing it with wood, brightly colored metals and contemporary forms.
The Carve coffee table by British designer Bethan Gray features a generous marble top with a carved rim. The solid wood base with three turned legs is inspired by the traditional Welsh cricket table that has three legs, intended as a solution to uneven floors.
Four bright green, angular legs support the perfectly round marble top of Blu Dot's new Right Round table.
e15's CT09 ENOKI side table by Philipp Mainzer features a lacquered steel base and a weighty, circular marble top.
Dritto, designed by Piero Lissoni and Salvatori, is a table with a geometric iron frame and a top in Carrara Marble and Pietra D'Avola both honed and in Lithoverde, the only natural stone in the world comprised of 99% post-industrial recycled material. The Dritto table is available in many sizes and shapes - round, rectangular and oval - making it ideal for use as a dining table, work table, or coffee table.