Discovering manufacturing possibilities for the future, French designer Roxane Lahidji has reimagined salt as a sustainable design material. Utilizing self-binding properties of salt, she has recently created a series of tables and stools from the material for which she was adjudged the winner of Bolia Design Awards 2019.
The material dubbed Marbled Salt is made from 95-percent sea salt, one of the most abundantly found materials on the earth. Roxane mixes salt with tree resin to give it shape and strength. Coal powder and natural color variations in salt make it look like marble.
Salt furniture by Roxane is very interesting for it looks as if it was made of some marble-like stone with elegant patterns.
Inspired by ancient marble imitation techniques, Marbled Salt draws a contradictory parallel between flexible versatility of salt and language of heavy, solid stone material.
More and more people like natural stones for either their visual aesthetic or sturdiness. These are limited resources and finding an alternative for natural stones is a valuable achievement.