Piero Lissoni uses Barcelona Pavilion marble in tables for Salvatori - architecture and design

Piero Lissoni uses Barcelona Pavilion marble in tables for Salvatori



Italian architect Piero Lissoni has designed a series of bistro tables for furniture brand Salvatori, with marble left over from famous buildings including Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion.
The Lost Stones bistro tables, presented during Milan design week, have round tops that are all made from broken scraps of marble.
The slabs were left over from construction of numerous famous buildings: the Barcelona Pavilion, St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican,  Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and the Seagram Building in New York.
The Lost Stones tables are on show for Milan design week. Photo is by Matteo Piazza
Salvatori, which specialises in products made from natural stone, already had some of the slabs in storage. They were used in place of newly quarried marble. "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.
"One day while I was walking inside our slab yard and I saw a bundle of slabs, one of those things you barely notice anymore because they're just part of the furniture," he told Dezeen.
"I realised we had a treasure chest, as most of the quarries those stones came from are now closed."
The green marble used in the Barcelona Pavilion is one of the varieties used
The slabs were used to create simple tables, informed by the classic piece of furniture found in French bistros. The cir...
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