The “Soulmate Collection” is a series of tables and vases whose trait d’union is the link between an ancient material – like fake marble, obtained through the Scagliola technique – and a more modern one – like resin.
Two mirror halves (like the Yin and Yang) together create a single solid, in harmony as in a love story. The Scagliola technique was invented in Carpi ( Martina’s Italian hometown) and then spread around the rest of Italy, especially Florence that made it popular during the 17th century. The use of this technique is designer Martina Guandalini’s personal tribute to her Italian roots.
Scagliola is a composite substance made from selenite, glue, and natural pigments, imitating marble and other hard stones. Only few makers are still using this technique and Guandalini works with one of the Italian masters, Simone Desiro’. She also uses no toxic resin for the upper side.
The “Tall Table” is entirely handmade, so each piece will always be unique. It can be customized in many different colors. The shades of colors will match while the texture will always vary in each item, creating a unique object for each client.