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IMperfect Mirror

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Floor-standing mirror with imperfect marble base

180 cm HIGH FLOOR-STANDING MIRROR

OAK WOOD + IRON ORE + RAW MARBLE BASE

Handmade in Bologna | Italy

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MARBLE APPEARED ON EARTH MILLION YEARS AGO

Can you visualize or understand million years? Can you imagine a silence million years long?

I couldn’t. In an effort to understand time I tried to draw it. I tried to made it in a 3d object.

But it’s too far. Too long. Too abstract. Definitely uncatchable.

 
 
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The perception of something’s or someones’ value depends on what we choose to pay attention to

This is an irregularly-shaped white marble base from Carrara.

It’s imperfect. An error.

or

This is a unique fragment of Apuan Alps, generated million years ago by the movements of the earth’s crust. Before it became marble, it had been a coral reef in the warm tropical sea of the continent Pangea, in the era when dinosaurs dominated dry land.

 
 
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EXPLORE THE MIRRORS

 
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#001  BELGIAN PIERRE BLEU

The Pierre bleue is a calcareous rock of sedimentary origin derived from the aggregation of fossils. Corals and shells stand out clearly against the background that varies from gray to black. The shades from gray-blue to blue-black are given to the organic matter present in the calcite crystals.

Quarry: From the Soignes region to the Channel | Belgium

Formation period: Carboniferous | 345 MA

 
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#002  EMPERADOR MARBLE

The Brown Emperador is a crystalline rock of intense brown colour with hazel and golden veining.

Quarry: Altamira | Murcha Spain

Formation Period: Pleistocene | 25 MA

 
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#003  SERENA STONE

The Serena Stone is a gray sandstone. The Serena Stone has a variable grain size, which varies from medium-fine to coarse depending on the quarries. The texture of the stone is pleasantly homogeneous, with shiny dots due to the presence of flakes of mica. It sometimes shows laminations and gradations.

Quarry: Monte Modino | Tuscany Italy

Formation Period: Miocene | 23 MA

 
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#004  DARK BRECCIA PERNICE

Breccia Pernice is a polychrome calcareous marble, conglomerated and spotted, with colours ranging from deep red to faint pink and veining of various colours.

Quarry: Monte Pastello/ Verona Italy

Formation Period: Jurassic / 160 MA

 
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#005  WHITE CARRARA MARBLE

White Carrara is a metamorphic rock formed by crystals of calcium carbonate of almost microscopic dimensions. It originated from pre-existing rocks which, as a result of strong variations in pressure and / or temperature, underwent a complete reorganization of the crystalline structure such as to be transformed into completely different types of rocks. In the case of Carrara marble the original rock was a limestone similar to those that currently make up the great coral reefs of the tropical seas.

Quarry: Apuan Alps | Carrara Italy

Formation Period: Early Jurassic | 190 MA

 
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#006  BIANCO PERLINO

Bianco Perlino is a sedimentary rock formed from compact micritic limestone with conchoidal fracture in dense, fine-grained layers. The stratification is regular and flat, characterized by the frequent presence of microfossils and sometimes also ammonites, as well as nodules, lenses or beds of dark grey and fine-textured flint or black, olive-brown or dark brown flint.

Quarry: Asiago Plateau | Vicenza Italy

Formation Period: Late Jurassic – Early Cretaceous | 150 MA

 
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#007  WHITE CARRARA MARBLE

White Carrara is a metamorphic rock formed by crystals of calcium carbonate of almost microscopic dimensions. It originated from pre-existing rocks which, as a result of strong variations in pressure and / or temperature, underwent a complete reorganization of the crystalline structure such as to be transformed into completely different types of rocks. In the case of Carrara marble the original rock was a limestone similar to those that currently make up the great coral reefs of the tropical seas.

Quarry: Apuan Alps | Carrara Italy

Formation Period: Early Jurassic | 190 MA

 
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#008  CALCAREOUS ONYX

The yellow calcareous onyx is a rock that derives from the precipitation of calcium carbonate in underground environments in the presence of water. Due to the presence of concretions it acquires a particular appearance with a variable fibrous-compact, fibrous-radial, fibrous-parallel and zonate-concentric structure. It has the characteristic of being translucent and with varied zoning.

Quarry: Egypt

Formation Period: Holocene | 10.000 Years ago

 
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#009  PINK PORTUGAL MARBLE

The Pink Portugal is a fine-grained crystalline rock. It is pink with light shades of pale brown.

Quarry: Productive basin of Aletejo | Portugal

Foration Period: Ordovician | 500 MA

 
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#010  PINK PORTUGAL MARBLE

The Pink Portugal is a fine-grained crystalline rock. It is pink with light shades of pale brown.

Quarry: Productive basin of Aletejo | Portugal

Foration Period: Ordovician | 500 MA