John Reeves, a British designer that has created a collection of stylish tables with legs made from scrap pieces of marble. By adopting an idea of re- using leftovers of marble and granite to beautifully create furniture pieces out of them. These tables’ legs are no more than a steel bar and a bunch of scraps of stones drilled at their centers and piled up and glued together like a shish-kebab. The leg is then shaped and polished to its final limber finish. The result is no less than stunning, with a mix of classic and contemporary.
Description from John Reeves
“Driving my motorbike past an ever increasing pile of rubble and scrap stones outside one of the many sheet marble and granite tradesmen that line some streets in Ho Chi Minh I started to realise the potential of this so called waste.
Chunks and slabs of beautiful stones were scrapped as offcuts; redundant with only the hope of being pummeled into aggregate for terrazzo or finer dust for composite use. I wanted to retain the inherent beauty that these semi precious stones already have by taking this waste and “upcycling” it – allowing the noble and honest material another chance. With only one rule – that no two colours are combined next to each other and whites and blacks are included in each leg the tradesman select the marble combination themselves. The scrap pieces are rough cut to size, skewered and laminated along a threaded rod, this is then sent to be turned and the scrap pieces reveal their inner beauty once again. The threaded rod continues as the connection between the leg and the carbon oak table top.”
Side Table : height – 550mm x 400mm x 400mm
Coffee Table : height – 400mm x 525mm x 1200mm
Dining Table : height – 750mm x 1900mm x 900mm