Some companies have discovered the market niche with items for everyday use and decoration
The Greek brand Chatzisavvas Design has been active in the field for several years. The webpage shows tiny hearts as pendants, Christmas decorations (see photo above), small artworks, and much more.
Marsotto Edizioni from Italy has many objects in its “Accessories“ and other sections of its webpage.
Small animals are always popular as decorative objects. For example, the collection “Animarmi“ by Tobia Scarpa for Testi Group. leftover pieces from marble processing are used.
Pimar Limestone has kittens in its “Design Collection“, among others.
Italian Fiammetta V company has a long list of household items made of marble stuff.
Monitillo1980 is another Italian company with nice little design things.
Swiss company Alfredo Polti turns its gneiss into small practical objects for everyday use (German).
Swiss company Bärlocher has a range of products from birdbaths to painted marble fruits to candlesticks or wine coolers (German).
US-artist Robin Antar‘s webpage is always worth a visit.
Kelly Wearstler, a designer from the USA, has feeding bowls for pets.
Dear Keaton is a US-brand with marble design objects.
The designers of Filipari from Italy use stone powder for their innovative textiles. The material name is MARM \ MORE® (1, 2).
Finally, a present not made of stone: “The Planets!“ is a 2000-piece puzzle set featuring these 8 celestial bodies of our solar system. Referencing their size variation, these toys range in size from Mercury at only 7“ wide all the way up to Jupiter with a width of 19.5“ and Saturn, whose rings span a width of 39“. Not included is the sun as it would go far beyond those dimensions (and it is a star, not a planet). Each puzzle box includes a two-sided poster that will help assembling each object, along with some interesting facts about each of the eight planets.
(02.12.2022, USA: 12.02.2022)