Italian designer Alberto Bellamoli has added to the growing trend for terrazzo, unveiling homeware patterned with colored marble spots. Terrazzo, which is made from scraps of marble, has been used for centuries as a construction and finish material in buildings – most commonly flooring – thanks to its durability.
Bellamoli’s take on terrazzo is distinguished by its large hunks of inlaid marble, which are so rounded as to look like dots. He has used two different color combinations – a white base with marble spots in hues of green, and a darker base speckled with beige. The Collecta series features candleholders, as well as four bowls and two coffee tables in different sizes.
He casted a big block of terrazzo, and let it age for one month with the right conditions of humidity and temperature, almost like a handcrafted Italian salami. This is a truly Italian way of seeing things – create furniture as if you are cooking! He finished the process by hand, polishing the pieces to reveal the different patterns created by the stones.