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Marble designs leave no beautiful stone unturned

From earthy travertine to Carrara white and veined shades of red, green and black

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Jonathan Adler's pop sensibility shines in the 3-foot-high Ultra side table.

From its origins in classical architecture and sculpture, marble has evolved as a luxury material with a modern edge. As marble kitchens and bathrooms become a fixture in both traditional and contemporary homes, the elegance of stone enlivens new furniture, lighting and accessories in shapes that reference jewelry, origami, Scandinavian modern, Art Deco, tribal and late 20th century minimalist design.

Working from a downtown Los Angeles space, welder Meyghan Hill transforms raw steel and Calacatta Gold into a bed with a headboard that marries the masculinity of black metal and the sleek femininity of polished marble. The (wh)ORE HAüS Studio’s signature steel and marble bed, starts at $12,250; as shown here, $18,700.
737 Kohler St., Los Angeles, 323.425.9038 :: whorehausstudios.com

The Atlas coffee table was designed by Brad Ascalon to support the weight of a 37-inch diameter solid stone top on a pared-down black walnut base. Available in travertine, white and black marble. $1,865
DWR at SOCO in Costa Mesa 714.427.0628  :: dwr.com

Introduced by the Italian firm Marsotto Edizioni in 2011, the Connoisseur 32 wine rack by James Irvine is a striking sculptural monolith that holds 32 bottles of your favorite vintage. Made of matte finished white Carrara marble. $6,500
Siglo Moderno, 8373 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, 323.653.3100 :: siglomoderno.com

Produced by the British reclaimed stone specialist Lapicida, the shapely All Marble Brogue table is the work of Bethan Gray, named Best British Designer in 2013/2014. It takes its name from the decorative detailing found on wingtip shoes, which are carved into the contoured edge of this sculptural solid marble table. $38,390
Lapicida, 222 E. 59th St., New York; 212.360.8000 :: lapicida.com

Sculpted from a solid block of Negro Marquina marble, the modern primitive Small a stool by Los Angeles interior designer Kelly Wearstler, $1,495, is 14 inches high and 12 inches in diameter. Also available in white and two shades of gray.
8440 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323.895.7880 :: kellywearstler.com

The Rare Collection by Joyce Wang, who designed the interiors of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, pairs rich marble in jewelry-inspired settings made of steel with a rose gold finished reflective base. The D3 table is from a limited edition of 33. $5,900
Siglo Moderno, 8373 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, 323.653.3100 :: siglomoderno.com

As part of its Living collection, the Danish design chain BoConcept uses marble for tech and kitchen accessories as well as these table or desktop clocks in green and gray marble, $89 each.
BoConcept 434 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, 323.591.0782 :: boconcept.com

With diagonal slots, the travertine Brick I ($1,450), by Grégoire de Lafforest is a magazine rack and small storage unit as well as an accent or bedside table. The D/Light table lamp by Dan Yeffet has an Emperador Oscuro marble base with a brass armature and sanded glass diffuser, $2,450. Lawson-Fenning, 6824 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, 323.934.0048 :: lawsonfenning.com

Conceived by the acclaimed designer Joe Doucet to minimize waste and expense, the Annex snap-fit table was commissioned by the Shop at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. It’s made of hand-honed marble, packs and ships flat and assembles easily, using gravity to join the three pieces together while creating an X pattern on the top surface. Available in two sizes, $3,250 each.
Joe Doucet X Partners, 231 Bowery, 2nd floor, New York :: joedoucet.com

The Los Angeles designer Brian Thoreen created a geometric stonescape with the Mixed Marble Coffee Table, made of brass and steel with a variety of randomly composed marble slabs. It measures over 6 feet long, 4.5 feet wide and stands 14 inches high. Made to order for $32,000.
Brian Thoreen, 688 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, 213.500.6606 :: brianthoreen.com

Jonathan Adler’s pop sensibility shines in the 3-foot-high Ultra side table, $1,950, which has a glossy Carrara marble top supported by four lozenge shaped steel legs with a shiny rose gold plated finish. Also available as a low cocktail table for $1,750.
Jonathan Adler, Fashion Island, Newport Beach, 949.759.0017 :: jonathanadler.com


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