Natural stone is a popular and very multi-faceted material that impresses with its excellent properties from Roman times. It conjures up simple elegance and a feeling of wellbeing and also ensures practical use. Thanks to the possibilities of its creative variety, natural stones can be used both outdoors and in living space. Granite, marble, travertine and etc. can be seen above all in luxury bathrooms or as an extremely robust worktop in high-quality kitchens. Far from this cliché, new living trends are establishing themselves with chic furniture and objects made of natural stone, which serve as a representative accent in the room.
New living trends: chic aesthetics made of natural stone
In addition to the classic areas of application of natural stone, unique pieces of furniture and artistic objects can be made. Decorative elements in the interior and furniture such as tables, seating and home accessories are made from beautiful natural stones such as marble, granite, onyx and others. Each piece is unique, as each natural stone has a different grain. The variety of different types of natural stone allows you to find exactly the right color and the desired pattern for the individual needs and the respective area of application. Granite and marble in particular form an optimal symbiosis between elegant appearance and functionality.
New living trends: highlighting natural stone
Particularly noble natural stones with effective grains are also used as wall cladding. In order to properly stage the beautiful surface and the unique structure, there are also translucent panels for mounting on ceilings and walls, which can be backlit. The result is a sensational area – a real eye-catcher. Counter and bar areas, for example, are very suitable for an exclusive interior design.
Side table “Primus” made of marble and chrome
The combination of white marble and chrome is considered timeless. An excellent example is this side table, which was originally designed by Peter Draenert in 1968 and can be described as a design classic. The “Primus” set actually includes 3 tables in three sizes, which can be inserted into one another and offer a variety of uses. You can choose between three elegant natural stone looks.
Sideboard “Picasso” with fronts made of natural stone
“Picasso” is a collection of sideboards with a modern and a rather minimalist design by the Italian manufacturer Riflessi. The simple, angular shapes move the unusual natural stone coating of the fronts into the foreground. The sideboard is available in a total of 23 variations with two, three and four doors and in several natural nuances.
Armchair with armrests “Relax” made of natural stone and iron
Without a doubt, sturdy building materials like iron and lava stone are not materials that are commonly used in the design of an armchair. They ensure a reduced and minimalist aesthetic, which the new living trends fully correspond to. At the same time, the neutral color palette and the straight lines create a timeless appearance.
Wall table “Console” made of reconstructed natural stone
New living trends convey a return to nature and focus on natural materials. A very popular representative of these is natural stone. However, it can also have disadvantages such as the great weight and the high acquisition costs. There are artificial alternatives that are in no way inferior in terms of optics. They are not only cheaper, but also lighter and therefore easier to assemble. The designer Tiziana Di Sipio used reconstructed natural stone in white for the design of this minimalist wall table.
New living trends: Opulent effect
Due to its opulent appearance, natural stone is very popular with architects, designers and design-oriented people. The noble material is suitable for modern and contemporary furnishings and exudes timeless elegance. Especially colored marble with beautiful grain sets beautiful accents in the modern home. An exclusive piece of furniture that will become a highlight in the room is without a doubt the rectangular table from the new “Love me, love me not” collection by the Italian manufacturer Salvatori.
New living trends: marble home accessories by Salvatori
In September 2017 the family business presented a new furniture collection “Love me, love me not”. The designer Michael Anastassiades designed the exclusive pieces of furniture exclusively from fine marble. The focus of the concept is the opulent look of the natural stone, which comes into its own thanks to the simple design language. The collection includes a total of 4 models of tables that are manufactured in limited numbers.
“Silo” hanging lamp
The “Silo” suspension lamp was designed in 2016 by David Lopez Quincoces. It consists of several cylinders made of white marble, which can be grouped in different ways. A variant with just one pendant lamp, with three or with a total of 26 is possible, which can be designed as one chandelier.
Table lamp made of marble “Urano”
A really chic and modern table lamp from Slavatori is “Urano”. This was conceived by the designer Elisa Ossino, who also collaborated with the Italian manufacturer on other projects. Their designs are characterized by their minimalist design, which is strongly influenced by the geometric shapes. The spherical table lamp is available in three sizes: 18 cm, 30 cm and 50 cm in diameter.
Bathroom accessories made of marble “Fontane Bianche” collection
The “Fontane Bianchi” collection by Salvatori is also a result of the collaboration with the designer Elisa Ossino. The name of the collection means “white fountain” from Italian and it was named after a beach in Sicily. It consists of a few bathroom accessories made of white marble in the characteristic minimalist style. This includes a soap dish, two types of cups for toothbrushes and a set of four trays for storage.
Wall hook made of marble
The “Fontane Bianchi” collection also includes minimalist wall hooks, which are also made of fine marble. They are a wonderful addition to the other bathroom accessories from the collection.
Natural stone tray “Plat Eau”
In addition to the other luxurious decorative objects made from natural stone according to the latest home trends, the Italian brand also offers the “Plate-eau” tray. It is a real design piece that is made entirely of natural stone or can also be made by hand in combination with brass or hand-blown glass.
These white marble paperweights are ideal for conjuring up a luxury feeling with just a few resources. They are characterized by a really pleasant organic shape that is reminiscent of drops. The small decorative objects actually have the same shape as the table legs from the “Love me, love me not” collection by designer Michael Anastassiades.
New living trends: Decorative objects made of marble “” Omaggio a Morandi “collection
“Omaggio a Morandi” is a whole collection of decorative objects that Elisa Ossino designed for Salvatori. These are artfully designed from marble in different colors and serve as a kind of minimalist table decoration that looks extremely noble and elegant. They combine perfectly with the tables from the designer brand.
* Find out more about the Salvatori product line here.