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Bedrock | Rapolano Stools
Alcarol >
Andrea Forti >, Eleonora Dal Farra >
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Product description

The Italian town of Rapolano in the Sienese lands has been known since the ancient Romans who went there to take the thermal baths in its hot spring, and Rapolano Travertine rock was known since the ancient Etruscan times as a building material. Rapolano Travertine is a sedimentary rock formed by the precipitation of carbonate minerals from solution in ground waters, often at the mouth of a hot spring or in a limestone cave. In the latter, it can form stalactites, stalagmites, and other speleothems. It often has a fibrous or concentric appearance and exists in white, tan, cream-colored, and even rusty varieties that distinguish it from any other Travertine in the world.
alcarol -in collaboration with Vaselli- retrieved pieces of eroded Rapolano Travertine rock and has preserved its cavities marked by time using a transparent resin resembling the water in which these rocks lay submerged through various eras.

Rapolano Stools are made of RAPOLANO'S TRAVERTINE with its cavities, preserved in EXTRACLEAR RESIN that fills the gaps resembling the water in which these rocks lay submerged through various eras. The stool is equipped with felt hidden at the bottom. The natural Travertine surface is not covered by resin on the section planes since alcarol always use a selective stone coating with a matt natural effect.

30 x 30 x H.45 cm / Customizable size, design and finishes.

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For the Dolomyth Collection, aiming to capture the complex mountainous relief of the Dolomites, alcarol retrieved blocks of local stone from an abandoned quarry and from Karst is a distinctive landscape. Both kind of stone are partially covered with native mosses and lichens, giving it a surface that captures the geographical maps of the Dolomite’s mountains.

The collection is focused on the results of the geological processes that involved these rocks, giving them their peculiarity. The top surface of the blocks is the rough and wrinkled natural surface of the rock, unsanded and not worked by man.

alcarol has preserved this “skin” marked by time using a resin resembling the water in which these stones lay submerged through various geological eras, freezing the present instant and endowing the blocks with new functionality and new design.