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Graduation Project

Florence Louisy

Department: Man and Well being
Website: florencelouisy.com

Inertia

The Mazy quarry in Belgium produces the purest, blackest marble on earth. With its high carbon content, the stone is extremely good at absorbing and storing heat: it has a high thermal inertia. Inspired by this natural property, Florence Louisy designed a series of marble objects that can be heated to spread warmth throughout the home in a more appealing way than today’s heating systems. A bed warmer, dish warmer, stool and polished wall tablet together make up ‘Inertia’ − a modern reinterpretation of ancestral habits around the hearth as a source of warmth and social bonding.

With thanks to Marbrek and Merbes-Sprimont

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Photographs: Iris Rijskamp