Iceland has always surprised us with its incredible natural beauty, and even some parts of this beauty can make your interior more unique and beautiful. Reykjavík Studio Innriinnri came up with this idea, sourcing natural materials from Iceland’s volcanic landscape to create a piece of furniture with a strong wow factor.
This is a side table, a stool and a work of art. It is made from a combination of basalt rock, a type of volcanic rock made by cooling lava, and silica, a colorless chemical found in the earth’s crust. The piece consists of two molded slabs of basalt stone. The top plate was sanded to give a smooth finish while the bottom plate was left unpolished. Innriinnri dipped the two plates in Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, a natural geothermal spa. This allowed silica to penetrate the material, resulting in a white glaze on the lower part of the stone.
The object can be used as a table if the two fields are stacked on top of each other. The top can also be lifted off the base and used as a stool, leaving the lower part as a three-dimensional work of art.