you may have spotted this bananas patterned marble all over your pinterests, in the form of bathrooms and shops and furniture and design objects, and perhaps wondered what the story behind it is – well here it is! Marmoreal is an engineered marble, designed by British designer Max Lamb and produced by Dzek. it is composed of four different types of Italian marble and 5% polyester resin to make for a stronger, less porous and more durable stone than natural marbles.
Composed of four historically significant Veronese marbles, Marmoreal is a material exploration that celebrates the individual qualities of these stones while acknowledging that the sum of its parts makes for something far more compelling. The word Marmoreal means ‘real marble’, but can be used to describe objects or materials that look like real marble but aren’t necessarily so. After extensive material investigations and compositional studies, I arrived at the idea of using large marble rocks as the bulk of the mix to emphasise the inherent stoniness of man-made stone, rather than the usual small pieces of aggregate typical to terrazzo.
it. is. beeeeeaaaautiful. if i had all the money in the world i would fill a room with this stuff. or maybe just install a Marmoreal toilet? it would certainly make ablutions more fun. all images courtesy of Dzek.