“Liquid Marble Table” by Mathieu Lehanneur

Mathieu Lehanneur is a French designer who is on the forefront of international design scene; he is also one of the few in his generation to use his talents in a variety of areas, beyond furniture. Innovatively, he combines design, science, art and technology as poetic-communicative components to achieve maximum welfare for human beings. Air, water, sound and light are his favorite work materials.

For the ‘liquid aluminium’ and ‘liquid marble’ tables, mathieu lehanneur used a 3D special effects software created for the film industry. Each table is comprised of a single piece of hand-polished marble and aluminium that produces a surreal effect, appearing as if they had been frozen in time, in their liquid state. The wave-like result also adds movement to a still material resulting in a fossilized moment that only cameras can capture. The pieces are accompanied by a glass that acts as a transparent skin protecting the object’s soul.