Nendo reflects the dark side of marble furniture for Marsotto Edizioni

Photo Takumi Ota

MILAN – Amid the colour splashes at Milan Design Week 2016, Light & Shadow is a sanctuary of a monochrome nature created by Nendo for Marsotto Edizioni.


Photo Takumi Ota

Japanese designer Nendo follows a creed of creating momentum for the observer. The latest collection of products by Marsotto Edizioni and the chosen site for the exhibit itself were key stimuli for Light & Shadow. Marsotto Edizioni specializes in elegant furniture carved purely from black or white marble. Predisposed to a symmetrical arrangement, Spazio Bigli has a centrally positioned entrance and evenly spaced pillars. Nendo separated the black and white furniture pieces and carefully placed them to craft a spatial illusion of reflection. The stark boundary between the black and white domains doubles as a portal, imbuing a feeling of falling through the looking glass.    


Photo Takumi Ota

Nendo’s additions to Marsotto Edizioni's collection were revealed during this year’s design week are Gap, Split and Under among others. A stable side table, Gap can be used as a stand thanks to a simple notch to insert small objects such as a book or magazine.


Photo Akihiro Yoshida

Giving the appearance of half of a table, Split can stand alone as a console or be married with its better half for a complete dining table. The length of Split’s marble tabletop can be extended by adding spacers between the two halves, giving stone surfaces a much-needed element of flexibility.


Photo Akihiro Yoshida


Photo Akihiro Yoshida

Under is a collection of sculpted fruit bowls and vases of various sizes that once again contradicts marble’s stereotypical impression of solidity. A round platter cantilevers from a square pedestal for a precarious sense of balance.

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