Chic and classic marble is enjoying a high fashion moment, with marble patterns appearing on everything from ceramics to clothing. It’s always been at home in the kitchen, but there’s never been a better time to introduce a touch of marble into your living space as well. A marble end table or cocktail is an effortless way do just that; consider clustering or ‘bunching’ two or more marble tables for an up-to-the-moment effect. Our favourites include:
Sculpted from rare Uliano marble, found in only one cave in Carrera, Italy, the Coprimaccia appears to defy the laws of physics. The name comes from the Italian for the second or top tablecloth in a restaurant and the design is uniquely reminiscent of a piece of draped or folded fabric.
Sklar carries the Imperador end table in high and low iterations, perfect for clustering. Named for the variety of marble used to make the tabletop, the Imperator appears to shift color slightly with the light. That tabletop sits on a chrome base and boasts a remarkable high-gloss finish.
Care of your marble table
Ensure that your marble furniture stays beautiful for years to come by observing a few simple care rules:
- Use coasters to prevent drinks (especially alcoholic or acidic ones) wetting the marble surface.
- Use trivets or mats to keep hot food or plates from touching the marble surface.
- Clean with mild soap, clean water and a soft cloth; don’t use any other cleaning products unless they are specifically recommended for marble.
- Thoroughly wipe up any spills, including water, as quickly as possible.