Normann Copenhagen's speckled Terra tables join the terrazzo trend
Terra table Norman Copenhagen by Simon Legald

Normann Copenhagen's speckled Terra tables join the terrazzo trend

Normann Copenhagen has added to a growing trend for terrazzo with a collection of speckle-topped tables created by Danish designer Simon Legald.

The Terra tables are topped with a solid, square slab of terrazzo in white, grey, blue or green.

The furniture sits on twisted steel legs that match the colours of the tabletops. A traditional technique often used to make railings and gates was applied to the legs.

Terra table Norman Copenhagen by Simon Legald

Legald's Terra tables come in a larger coffee table edition, or a taller table with a smaller top that can be also be used as a plant stand.

"Terrazzo is a material with a very strong character and uniqueness to it, but most people see it as a material used only for flooring," Legald told Dezeen.

The designer has previously created a collection of sofas and wine accessories for the brand.

Terra table Norman Copenhagen by Simon Legald

"I wanted to elevate it from the ground and bring it into the design of small furniture pieces, so hopefully people would be able to see the quality and potential of the material in a different way.

Legald became interested in terrazzo after visiting a small factory in north Italy, which was mixing ground marble and concrete to create large blocks with a mottled, patterned effect.

Terra table Norman Copenhagen by Simon Legald

As a result of the process, no two sheets of terrazzo are alike, with the mixture of flaked stone creating unique shapes and combinations of colours.

"Seeking the possibility of using materials from different industries seems like a natural process to me," added Legald.

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A number of recent products have taken the material out of its usual context, including Besler & Sons' wedge-shaped home accessories.

Australian designer Brodie Neill also reinvented the technique, using fragments of recycled ocean plastic to construct his Gyro table for the London Design Biennale.

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Terra table Norman Copenhagen by Simon Legald
Terra table Norman Copenhagen by Simon Legald
Terra table Norman Copenhagen by Simon Legald
Terra table Norman Copenhagen by Simon Legald
Terra table Norman Copenhagen by Simon Legald
Terra table Norman Copenhagen by Simon Legald
Terra table Norman Copenhagen by Simon Legald
Terra table Norman Copenhagen by Simon Legald
Terra table Norman Copenhagen by Simon Legald