Product designer Shira Keret unveiled her most recent project at Tokyo Design Week early last month. ‘Monolith,’ is a series of dinnerware machined from marble to look like is has been carved by natural elements over time.
Keret is inspired by the process of water erosion. The Marble plates that make up the Monolith set exemplify the notion of slow degradation; the choice of marble suggests rocks in a riverbed, slowly being shaped by the inexorable flow of water. The end result is something that appears distinctly organic, but still retains the look of deliberate function.