Marble, the rock that resulted from years of transformation of carbonate minerals, is a famous raw material for sculptures and construction. Due to its often pure white colour, it is associated with purity and cleanliness and is a regular addition in home interior design styles. Aside from this, marble is durable and can withstand extremely high temperatures, making it popular furniture and decor that can last a lifetime.
Marble table lamps, because of the beauty and sturdy properties of the material, are favourite substitutes for light fixtures by the upper class. They are natural statement pieces in bedrooms and eye-catching focal points in living areas.
There is no need for ostentatious decorations with marble table lamps, nor is there a need for expensive furnishings. These lamps speak for themselves, grandly showing their effortless and untainted allure to anyone who seeks its charm.
Marble is a rock formed by recrystallising limestone using heat and pressure over time. It is often characterised by a pure white or light colour, but some marbles have various coloured lines called veins that add dramatic and artistic effect to the stone. Since ancient times, it has been a favoured offering for the monarch due to its priceless beauty, a popular family heirloom for courtiers due to its rare purity, and a famous raw material for artisans due to its translucent sheen and malleability that dissipates over time. Marble is a classic treasure brought by nature to humans alike.
As previously stated, marble is made from limestone or calcite. The streaks formed on this material after crystallisation is due to the minerals that settled as layers before the marble slab fully hardened. Iron oxide produces shades of red, pink, and brown. Clay and quarts make grey and white tints. Magnesium produces green hues. Other deposits such as silt, sand, and chert create layers or swirls of colours. These veins can only be found on marbles, and no other natural material can replicate their effect.
Most marbles in the market are imported from Italy and Greece, with China, India, and Spain as runners up for its production. Unlike in the past, when only the royals and the wealthy could appreciate its timeless elegance, one can now buy a marble block to transform into furniture for kitchen, living room, or bedroom use. The applications for marbles have expanded, from just a slab for sculpting once upon a time to an in-demand material in architecture, construction, and interior design, all the way to lighting equipment in homes and office spaces.
Clarifying Faux Marble
No matter how irresistible is the effect of polished marble, natural, durable marble is usually expensive and out of the budget range for some customers. Therefore, to get that soothing smooth finish, many opt to use faux marble for their applications.
Beginner buyers probably don’t know that such a thing exists. After all, faux marble is not an alternative material to authentic marble - it’s a painting technique to create that luxurious and pure marble effect.
Faux marbling or marbleizing, as interior designers call it, is an effect invented by passionate artists during the Renaissance period, an art practice that survived up to this day. In fact, it was a popular design strategy during the peak of the Art Deco movement; hence, many art deco table lamps nowadays have marbleized effect in their designs. It can be applied to most surfaces and materials - cement, clay, wood, stone slab, and even paper - to be used as decorative materials that complete a home. Maybe you even have some floor tiles in your bathroom that have this marble effect or some hanging frames with swirls of red and blue on a white surface. Suppose you’re not particular with the material for your lamps. In that case, a marbleized table lamp can do just a fine job as much as an authentic marble table lamp does.
For our valued clients’ information, our collection of table lamps includes both marbleized and authentic marble table lamps. Please read the product specifications or contact us to see if the marble table lamp that you like is natural or not.
If you’re tired of white marbles, how about some black ones? Our Octavie Black Marble Table Lamp in black and whiteshades might refresh your love for the material. If you want some added geometric shapes on the design, try our Hearst Black Greco-Roman Table Lamp.
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