Tom Dixon launches green marble tableware based on visits to India
Tom Dixon has created a collection of candle holders and serving platters made from green forest marble sourced from India, called Rock.
The tableware items in the Rock collection are all made from dark green marble, which is covered in a web of irregular brown seams.
The items are described by the studio as "a collection of interactive, playful and stackable sculptures, which act as architecture for your dining table."
It includes two different sizes of stackable candleholders, three different shaped chopping boards and serving platters with grooved surfaces, and a playful dumbbell design.
The design inspiration for the Rock collection came from Dixon's many trips to India where he observed the hand lathe workers of Rajasthan and Agra.
For this collection, he wanted to create simple shapes that could be turned by hand on the lathe and stacked together like children's building blocks, said the studio.
The pattern and texture of each piece in the collection is entirely unique, depending on the block of marble it was carved from.
Dixon has worked with marble on numerous occasions in the past with the studio describing his relationship with the material as a "love affair".
During Milan furniture fair, Dixon told Dezeen: "Marble, wood and plastic, glass, iron, brass and copper are the basic building blocks that have defined our products from the outset."
The studio has previously produced stackable marble bathroom accessories, while Dixon's architectural interiors practice Design Research Studio incorporated marble elements into the Sandwich cafe at Harrods in London, the Himitsu cocktail lounge in Atlanta, and at a restaurant called Éclectic in Paris.
The collection launched on 1 September online and at Tom Dixon's Flagship Shop in King's Cross, which was opened earlier this year when the brand relocated its entire offices from Ladbroke Grove to a former Victorian coal yard.