opening for november 2018, michael anastassiades installs a permanent installation that literally enlivens the streets of london. the secluded mint street, located in southwark, has been paved in a carpet of recycled marble. each cobble’s uniqueness helps create a pathway of changing, stimulating colors and patterns.


(main image also) image © ed reeve

 

 

with minor flaws, discoloring and imperfections, much of quarried marble is wasted after being rejected by contractors, architects and designers. co-curated by london design festival and lisbon-based experimentadesign, portugese quarry marble companies mármores galrão and dimpomar challenged them to creatively use this unwanted material. michael anastassiades focused on the edge of marble rather than the traditional flat surface. the result references cobbles as seen throughout portugal whilst, at the same time, contributing to the urban landscape by linking mint street park to the neighborhood.


image © ed reeve

 

 

I wanted to create a simple gesture that used the natural beauty of portuguese rosa marble along with other distinctive tonalities,explains michael anastassiades.similar to how a carpet delineates a space or marks a path, I imagined the tiled road rolling out on the street, connecting the park to the remaining neighbourhood.


image © ed reeve

 


image © ed reeve

LOOKING FOR THE FEATURED FURNITURE ABOVE ?[ CALL US|EMAIL US ]

STAY UPDATED — SUBSCRIBE TO DA VINCI LIFESTYLE’S NEWSLETTERS

Photography by Douglas Friedman • November 1, 2018 Photos: Legacy Records In the rapidly developing, still uncharted territory that is Hudson Yards, Legacy Records looks and feels as if it’s been there for years. Housed inside upscale rental building…
It isn’t too much of a stretch to state baldly that The Rooms of Rome combines three of our favourite past-times: architecture, interior design and art. It certainly helps, too, that a couple of Wallpaper* stalwarts are so inextricably…