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Stepp is a unique piece among the limited editions, because it plays with the concept of antagonistic feelings. Hard and steady materials, like marble and granite, are turned into a light and dynamic leg shape. The iconoclastic vision of the stone table is seen through the humour and freshness of this new shape — four moving, skinny, granite legs support a large tabletop in Carrara statuario marble, as if they are starting to dance or escape the room. By reaching for this lightness in design, Emmanuel Babled solved the strong ecstatic and mechanical challenge by hiding a refined stainless steel structure inside the granite legs, making this unusual design character possible.
Produced in a collaboration with TESTI Group, this project is one more example of Babled’s playful and innovative vision, which desanctifies the nobility of marble by giving it a singular character.