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Another Brand exploits "endless potential" of terrazzo for table collection

The latest addition to the terrazzo trend is a set of speckled pedestal tables designed by furniture company Another Brand

The Primo Terrazzo Tavolini tables are the first in a growing range of terrazzo products Another Brand is developing, and are an update on its existing Primo collection, designed by creative director Theo Williams.

Each piece is supported by a cubic column, and sits atop a circular base. Available in small, medium and large editions, the tables are designed for use around the home.

"Terrazzo's recent revival lies in its endless potential for colouration and customisation whilst evoking the luxury and strength of marble," said the brand.

The mottled patterns that make up terrazzo are made by placing marble offcuts into cement – a technique that's been in use for centuries. Terrazzo is often used for flooring, because of its durability.

Once the marble chips have been added to the cement, the tables are hand-cast and then intensely polished to emphasise the details of the pattern.

The technique has undergone a recent resurgence in interest, with designers using it for furniture and homeware.

At this year's IMM Cologne furniture fair, Italian designer Alberto Bellamoli unveiled a collection of homeware including tables and bowls, with large marble spots, and Normann Copenhagen has also released a set of speckle-topped tables.

Los Angeles studio Besler & Sons experimented with terrazzo that included flecks of coloured glass for a set of sculptural shapes that can be used as doorstops, bookends or paperweights.

The polished concrete has also found itself a popular choice for both commercial and residential interiors, appearing in everything from flooring to bars.