Iris Serving Plate
The Iris marble tray plays on minimalism, purity, and modernity, challenging the eclectic border between functional art and sculptural long-lasting design. Ideal for a kitchen, living room, or bathroom, this piece combines apparent simplicity with rigorous geometry. Handcrafted in pure Athenian White Volakas Marble in a small village in the north of Greece famous for its marble quarries, this piece pays homage to the famous Greek ancient civilization, the Acropolis and Parthenon. Natural Volakas marble is a metamorphic rock that morphs from limestone under extreme heat and pressure deep within the earth. It also contains dolomite along with limestone which gives it different colors and tones. The tradition of marble carving and sculpture from the famous Greek sculptors Phydias and Praxitelis is still alive today.
The Iris marble tray, carved by hand, conveys a feeling of modernity while presenting the luxury gathered by nature and enhanced by human interpretation. It features a matte polish finish and is signed by the maker and designer. The marble stones were not painted with transparent paints or resins. Instead, three coats of the highest possible level of protective penetrating sealant were applied. This will preserve the piece and the natural feel of the marble. As far as maintenance goes, do not use cleaners containing abrasive cleansers, ammonia, bleach, acid or even homemade remedies made from lemon, vinegar and the like. Simply use water or a neutral detergent.
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