Life On Earth BY ROOMS DESIGN
Rooms uses marble and concrete to create Life On Earth furniture.
A marble table with a ball for a base and a collection of benches inspired by brutalist bus stops feature in this collection of furniture by Georgian design duo Rooms.
Called Life On Earth, the collection consists of 12 handmade objects, made from a combination of natural stone and composite materials. The Primitive Coffee Table is a green-hued marble table with a semi-spherical base. It brings in elements of different architectural monuments and movement, from soviet monuments to brutalist architecture. It is complemented by the Primitive Chair, which sits on four cylindrical legs, and the Carved Side Table, which has a hollow centre. Both are also made from the green marble, supplied by Georgian stone company Kamara. There is also the Wheel Side Table, which has a marble cog-shaped base and a thin metal surface. The Carved Side Table has a hollow centre “Organic contradictions of life are translated into materials used in the collection, such as various natural stones that are juxtaposed with the combined composite material,” said the designers. Other pieces in the collection include two sculptural terracotta pedestals, and floor-standing candlesticks made from terracotta and cast iron. The collection also includes the Terracotta Pedestal 1 and 2, and the Terracotta Candle Holders Janberidze and Toloraia founded Rooms in 2007. They presented Life On Earth as part of a retrospective exhibition at Milan design week, called Sculpting in Time, hosted as part of the Alcova show from 17 to 22 April 2018.