Gap is a robust, yet elegant and beautiful, side table and book stand designed by the ever impressive and inspirational Japanese design studio Nendo for Italian company Marsotto Edizioni.

Presented at this year's Salone del Mobile in Milan, Gap contributed to the new collection and exhibition Light & Shadow. Nendo's lead designer Oki Sato explains the concept behind this work:

When you look at the process of creating a sculptured object, you realise that it is an operation that consists of cutting a piece out from a large block of stone and then continuously carving. The resulting appearance can be as smooth as glass or as soft as human skin, ornate one minute and then light as a feather the next, jet-black darkness or illuminated like a paper-covered lantern.

In two different sizes, Gap is available in White Carraca marble and Black Marquina marble, both matt polished finish.

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