Design Miami 2015: Dutch designer Lex Pott and US wallpaper brand Calico have created products that highlight the qualities of stone, including marble furniture and wallpaper covered with stone powder (+ slideshow).
The exhibition was commissioned by New York's The Future Perfect gallery, and will travel to its Great Jones Street venue as an expanded version in January.
At Design Miami, Pott is showing a series of tables with roughly quarried marble bases paired with smooth, honed tops made from the same material. His collection includes side, coffee and dining tables.
"I've been really interested in how stone is taken out of the ground, how the uncontrolled quality of the rough surface contrasts with the honed," Pott told Dezeen.
The craggy surfaces are crystallised while the smooth surfaces reveal fossils, and more varied colours and striations.
Pott also hollowed out the bases of the tables to reduce the weight.
The shelf uses five different types of marble, each with a distinct colour, with each shelf using fewer layers of the material.
"I took my inspiration from architecture," he said. "The way buildings are heavier on the bottom with thinner walls on the upper floors."
Also for the exhibition, The Future Perfect asked Calico to create coordinating wallpapers that would help create an environment for the booth.
The brand used finely woven Belgian linen and crushed stone pigments, including mica and marble, to create the patterns.
Calico's wallpapers could evoke landscapes or the striations of a quarry or of stone itself, according to the Copes.
"It's up to the viewer to decide," Rachel Cope told Dezeen, though she said that both the Blue Ridge Mountains in West Virginia's coal country and to Chinese landscape painting provided inspiration in creating the papers.
Rachel Cope typically creates a hand-painted paper that Nicolas translates into digital form for larger scale production. Given the fine quality of the materials used in Fragments, Calico plans to offer the series in hand-painted versions only.
Design Miami runs from 2 to 6 December 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida. Projects and installations on view include an illuminated crystal sphere by Fernando Romero for Swarovski and a pavilion of made of architectural models by students at Harvard.
Fragments will open in New York on 7 January 2016 at The Future Perfect in Manhattan, with additional pieces by Pott.
Exhibition photography is by Lauren Coleman.