Artefact No 1
Dining table combining the materials of black steel and diabase. Manufactured by artisan Kullaro.
A thin tabletop resting on a solid pillar – both of them carved out of stone. To balance the parts of stone, there’s a steel construction of four legs, connected to a circle. This construction provides the table with a design that is substantial and heavy, yet slim and elegant for your sight.
The space of the tabletop gives an expression of an elevated surface, obvious in its architectural interactions with the room its placed in, for you to use and conquer.
This artefact is made of diabase found in the southern parts of Sweden, which is the highest quality in the whole world.
The work put in to create this is something special in itself. This is to assure the quality and perfection that this item will contain when it’s finished. This rare type of stone is heavy and dark with great depth. The chosen finish is matte, yet interestingly reflective.
Ø 1200 / 1400 / 1600 H 720mm
“Diabase (Hyperite Diabase)- is an exclusive, beautiful and fascinating rock, as rare as it is difficult to access. It was formed during enormous volcanic eruptions from the earths´ inner core approximately 900-1500 million years ago, as molten magma was forced upwards towards the earths´ surface through narrow cracks in the parent rock.
Only in a few places did it reach the surface. The Diabase found and quarried in north-eastern Skåne/ Sweden is unique in its deep black colour, its density and durability. Diabase quarrying dominated this area and the lives of its people for over a hundred years, and has left huge, dramatic pits in the landscape.
The Diabase from Lönsboda and the quarries Duvhult, Hägghult and Gylsboda is considered to be the absolute premier in Diabase and the most beautiful around. Flexible, formable and according to us, simply wonderful.” – Kullaro