The forms of nature and the processes that occur without man laying hand on them.
For example, a river rock split in two with the upper side smoothed out by water and time, whilst the lower side has maintained its curvature. The designer then intervened on the proportions, emphasising its length, for an occasional table able to complete a lounge area or sitting room.
The slabs of Carrara, Marquinia or Emperador marble are opaque, warm and pleasant to the touch, supported simply on a minimal metal base in black or white.
“With the Niobe occasional table collection,” says Federica Capitani, “I use the timeless characteristics of the marble slab to create surfaces that join and complete the environments for conversation and sitting spaces. The slab, positioned on a minimalist structure, has a form that evokes that of a river pebble broken in half, bearing a flat top and a base characterised by a gentle curvature.”