Iceland has always surprised us with its incredible natural beauty, and even some parts of this beauty can make your interiors more unique and beautiful. Reykjavík studio Innriinnri got this idea and sourced natural materials from Icelandic volcanic landscape to create a piece of furniture with a strong wow effect.
This is a side table, a stool and an art piece, and it’s made from a combination of basalt stone, which is a type of volcanic rock made by cooling lava, and silica, a colorless chemical found in the Earth’s crust. The piece comprises two sculpted slabs of basalt stone. The top slab was sanded to give a smooth finish, while the bottom slab was left unpolished. Innriinnri submerged the two slabs in Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, a natural geothermal spa. This allowed silica to infiltrate the material, resulting in a white glaze on the bottom part of the stone.
The object can be used as a table when the two slabs are stacked on top of one another. But the top can also be lifted off the base and be used as a stool, leaving the bottom part as a three-dimensional art piece.