Fragments 5 Layer Shelf

By Lex Pott

Nature and geometry are at the nexus of the Fragments collection. From one extreme, found looking rocks are intersected by polished planes. At the other extreme, completely finished stone is fragmented by different marbles and colors. Fragments was conceived at the quarry, where irregular and organically shaped boulders are being transformed into perfect industrial geometry. The initial interpretation of this juxtaposition between the original rock and the finished products, is in the group of work where rough found boulders are intersected with planes of perfectly finished and honed machine parts. The dining table with round mountain, constructed of Belgian Bluestone is an example of this idea.
The shelf related to this concept in an entirely different way. Here, specific geometry and perfectly finished slabs are fragmented through the use of various marbles. The basis of the design for the shelf lies in the rather simple architectural fact that at the base of the building, the structure is heaviest and most supportive and as it raises into the sky it lightens. In the Fragments Shelf this is the case both in volume and color gradient from the darkest Nero Marquina to the lightest Bianco Carrara.
The shelf consists of five different types of marbles making it a unique composition in color, pattern and global origin. The white marble outer layer is made from the most iconic marble called Bianco Carrara class C. The C class is one of the highest ratings in terms of purity and whiteness and is found in Italy. The yellow layer is made from Giallo Realle. This very warm and characteristic exclusive marble is quarried in Italy as well. The third red layer consists of rouge marble that finds its origin in Spain. Since the color palette plays an important role in the design, Pott selected marble from India that comes in a very intense dark green. The green marble is named Verde Radjastan. Then to finish the layers from top to bottom and from light to dark, the base is made from dark marble found in Spain. This Nero Marquina is known for its' black purity and strong white veining.

Fragments 5 Layer Shelf

By Lex Pott


Technical Specifications


Lex Pott


The Netherlands


Limited Edition


Edition of 8




Nero Marquina marble, Verde Radjastan marble, Rouge marble, Giallo Reale marble and Bianco Carara marble.


W 40" x D 16" x H 79"

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