Patch Marble Tables are a result of the meeting between two Scandinavian design studios, Norm Architects and Note Design Studio, and an old Italian floor. During a visit in Milan, Kristoffer Fagerström stumbled upon the most fantastic old and patinized marble floor. The result is a set of 3 small occasional tables, ranging from the size of a regular sofa table to the size of a large centerpiece of tray. The inspiration from the floor has become a decorative tabletop surface composed of different slabs of marble that makes Patch Marble Tables into mass produced individuality. The tables can be used on the dining table, as a tray, on the credenza, besides the sofa, as your night table, for plant pots, books or your small occasional lamp in the corner. They can also be combined, stacked as a small installation or plateaus for showcasing your favorite objects or simply put together as regular but flexible sofa tables in front of your couch.
The tilting of the floor was put together from leftover pieces of stone. Almost randomly the different slabs of marble in a variety of qualities and colors came together in a beautiful disordered patten, that made it into the most beautiful graphic artwork.
The thought of using this normally elevated and luxurious material in a more casual way became the starting point of this collaborative project between Note and Norm. Later the same day, Note Design Studio stumbled into Norm Architects somewhere in Milan and a discussion about the beauty of the random qualities of the floor – which you also find in the traditional Japanese landscape architecture – transmorphed into to a product idea for the design company Menu.