Instead of repeating mantras when your blood pressure starts to rise, you could just focus on this gorgeous marble and resin table and mentally transport yourself to a relaxing tropical beach. Designer Alexandre Chapelin of La Table produces beautiful layered pieces using textural sand-colored marble, sliced and augmented with sheer washes of crystalline blue.
The travertine marble chosen for each table is full of natural pits and holes, making it perhaps less desirable for typical marble applications, but perfect for mimicking the organic qualities of a real marine environment. Looking at each surface from above, you can easily imagine them as aerial photographs of secluded seaside locales.
The Lagoon 55 is a coffee table version of larger tables previously created for Chapelin’s Lagoon series. Dips in the surface of the marble create small pools ‘inland’ from the deeper, darker sections of pure resin in vivid blue. Because of the variations in the materials, each design is one of a kind and will not be reproduced.
Resin furniture with surfaces that mimic natural scenes have become a lot more popular in recent years, with many people trying to DIY their own. It’s safe to say expertise is required to get results quite like these, however. Chapelin’s work stands out, even in a sea of beautiful handcrafted furniture, because it captures the essence of a place that doesn’t quite exist in real life (but could).
“I refuse on making a manufactured product simply because each model is unique and I cannot produce two identical table, so neither will 2 people own the same table of my creation,” says Chapelin. “I’ve always respected the difference between people and their personalities and characters and I believe this table should reflect in the interior design of their own homes. Therefore, our concept is not for 2 people to ever own the same table.”