A collaboration with Gallery FUMI, the piece will be exhibited and sold exclusively through the gallery. Imagined as an artefact unearthed, Fossus is both ancient and futuristic. Crafted by Lapicida in Yorkshire, a precisely configured CNC stonecutter removed pieces of marble to achieve a weathered form, inspired by the Rosetta Stone. By contrast, the top surface is polished to an exquisite mirror sheen and inlaid with a hieroglyphic notation of abstract lines. The lines give the intriguing impression of having been delicately overlaid onto the table surface – in fact they have been carved deep into the body of the rock with visceral linear cuts inlaid with specialist black resin. This subtle combination of black marble and resin is inspired by the renowned paintings of Ad Reinhardt.
A unique edition, following its debut at Design Miami/ Basel (Stand 37G, 19–22 June, 2014), Fossus will be on display at Gallery FUMI.