Poltrona Frau unveils rare marble table
Taking advantage of an incredibly lucky find in nature, Poltrona Frau has unveiled a new addition to its “Take Your Time” Collection that truly defines “limited edition.”
It all started at a quarry in Turkey where precious “Rosso Lepanto” marble is extracted, characterised by tones ranging from red to violet, and embellished with white streaks. Thanks to some unknown and inexplicable natural event, a small, confined section of mountain took on a deep sage tone with shades of darker green, crossed by the typical clear veining and some small reddish inclusions of the original colour.
Upon this discovery, Poltrona Frau turned to designer Roberto Lazzeroni, who transformed the material into a sinuous tabletop with rounded lines. An offset, double-oval shape in part recalls the complementary shapes of yin and yang, in part an overturned 8, the symbol of endless perfection and prosperity: hence the name Infinito∞ table.
Each base is carved from a single block of white Carrara marble, milled by a robotic arm of special dimensions and hand-finished, but the result is anything but heavy: the shape of a tree opening outwards with its “branches”, expressing lightness and dynamism and further enhancing the table’s elegance and strong sculptural value.
The Infinito∞ table is available in two versions: a limited series of eight pieces in the large, double-oval shape, 340×120 cm, supported by two legs. Another 64 pieces have been made with the oval top, 220×124 cm, with a single base. In the larger version of the Infinito table the top is crossed by a thin stainless steel blade that has been obliquely set in the marble, serving as a trait d’union of the two oval surfaces.
A brass plate with Ruthenium finish bearing the Poltrona Frau logo, the designer’s signature and the series number of each copy can be found in the centre of the table below the top: from 1 to 8 for the large version and from 1 to 64 for the smaller version.