Eight products and furnishings informed by the natural properties of stone

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As Dezeen completes its editorial series on the role of stone in architecture, we’ve rounded up eight pieces listed on Dezeen Showroom that demonstrate how the material is used in interior design.

The following selection includes lighting, tables, bathroom products and tableware made from solid stone, such as volcanic lava rock, granite and various types of marble mined in Greece, New Zealand and Austria.

Seating and plant pots informed by the appearance of stone also feature. Here, the designers have taken cues from the smooth, tactile appearance of time-worn cobblestones and pebbles tumbled smooth by the elements.

Read on to find a selection of furnishings informed by stone and its properties that have been published on Dezeen Showroom:

Lapis sofa by Amura Lab

Designers Emanuel Gargano and Anton Cristell created a modular sofa for Italian furniture brand Amura Lab that has plump, lozenge-shaped components informed by the pillowy shape of cobblestones.

The Lapis sofa‘s characteristic shape is maintained by memory foam padding and each piece can be configured into a myriad of different

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Pebble planter by Yabu Pushelberg for Indigenus

Planter design brand Indigenus worked with design studio Yabu Pushelberg on a collection of plant pots to house large shrubs and trees.

Pebble planters are asymmetrically shaped and come in a range of sizes and colours, including brown, terracotta, sandstone, black and white, which reference the shape of pebbles.

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Lava table by Matang via Galerie Revel

Sold through Galerie Revel, design studio Matang created a dramatic table with a tabletop made from an enamelled slab of lava stone.

The Lava table‘s pale top – made out of lava sourced from a French volcano – is supported by a charred cedar wood base wrapped in dyed orange cotton rope.

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Licking Rocks tea set by Julia Schwarz for Simiæn

Released by her homeware brand Simiæn, Austrian designer Julia Schwarz designed a set of objects that facilitate the preparation and drinking of lichen tea.

Licking Rocks is made from offcuts of Pannonia Green stone quarried in Austria, giving the pieces a characterful, weighty quality.

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Face à Face bathroom collection by Jean Nouvel Design for Agape

French architect Jean Nouvel designed a range of bathroom furniture made from solid marble slabs for Italian bathroom brand Agape.

A bathtub and basin unit make up the Face à Face bathroom collection, with both available in either grey-veined pale marble or black marble with a range of optional accessories.

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Cassiopea table lamp by Studioforma

Switzerland-based architecture and design studio Studioforma released a statuesque table lamp with a distinctive shape and base made from marble.

The Cassiopea table lamp features a dome-shaped shade made from glass, in contrast to its base, which is made from a piece of light or dark marble.

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Oceanides table collection by Alexia Mintsouli for Alex Mint

One square and two round coffee tables comprise Alexia Mintsouli‘s Oceanides table collection for UK-based design studio Alex Mint.

Each table has a tabletop made partially from Posidonia Oceanica – a type of aquatic plant – and bases made out of sandy brown-coloured Peloponnesian Tortora marble quarried in Greece.

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Offcut wall sconce by Nightworks

New Zealand design lighting brand Nightworks Studio took offcuts of stone from local sources and used them to create distinctive wall lights.

Each piece in the Offcut wall sconce line has a unique pattern and shape thanks to its natural origins and is crowned by a half-spherical white light bulb.

Find out more about Offcut ›

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