This pyramid-shaped marble table standing on its finish looks like an impossibly hefty monument. It would seem to stability on its smallest level, a feat that any person who knows something about the laws of physics may well uncover a bit extremely hard.
The table, named Lythos, was designed by French designer Toni Grilo for furniture label Haymann Editions. Grilo wished to operate with marble but realized that the weight of the material would present some sensible problems.
At first attempting – and then rejecting – a metal honeycomb framework, the designer eventually settled on a lightweight but very tough plastic substrate for the thin marble slices.
A little stone counterweight and leather strap aid to each hold the tabletop in location and make it easier to move when necessary. The small trick that tends to make the table look like an inverted pyramid also tends to make the piece functional.