Florence Louisy

Department: Man and Well being


The Mazy quarry in Belgium produces the purest, blackest marble on earth. With its high carbon content, the stone is extremely good at absorbing and storing heat: it has a high thermal inertia. Inspired by this natural property, Florence Louisy designed a series of marble objects that can be heated to spread warmth throughout the home in a more appealing way than today’s heating systems. A bed warmer, dish warmer, stool and polished wall tablet together make up ‘Inertia’ − a modern reinterpretation of ancestral habits around the hearth as a source of warmth and social bonding.

With thanks to Marbrek and Merbes-Sprimont

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Photographs: Iris Rijskamp