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post #1336 of 2411
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you know, I have a marble table that was my great grandparents'. Passed to g-parents, then parents, around to various 2nd homes and finally to me. Been moved a million times. Still not cracked.

This is may be because it is authentic, antique, hand-crafted marble lovingly harvested by traditional methods as opposed to modern, factory-raised marble.

I am only half-joking. Modern marble is more fragile than antique marble simply because a lot of the more fragile marble wouldn't survive the traditional quarrying and cutting process, much less shipping. Back in the day, any marble that survived was pretty tough marble, not like the sissified, hipster marble we get today.
post #1337 of 2411
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

Did you miss what happened? Foo bought a really long and really thin slab of the most fragile stone he could find, and he's decided it's a good idea to set it on top of a dinky frame with no permanent fixings nor adequate support on its weakest axis, and then he's decided to locate it in the area of his living room prone to the most accidental contact. It seems like somebody should be asking him why.

Yes, I personally selected and cut the marble for my table, to proportions I deemed sound, and then designed the aluminum structure to support it.

Dipshit.

Jasper Morrison designed a table based on a slab of marble sitting on an aluminum base. Cappellini thought it was a good idea to put that table into production and has been selling it for years. Not being a designer, an architect, an engineer, a furniture company, or a fucking stone mason, I trusted the reputation of Cappellini and Jasper Morrison more than any judgment I could exercise on my own to determine the table's structural soundness. What an idiot am I?

In any event, not nearly as idiotic as someone who judges the soundness of a table based on whether its unassembled top breaks in shipment.
post #1338 of 2411
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post


In any event, not nearly as idiotic as someone who judges the soundness of a table based on whether its unassembled top breaks in shipment.

When did you decide the last shitty novelty coffee table you bought was unsound for your apartment? Before or after it arrived broken?
post #1339 of 2411
i've seen more examples of that table in wood and laminate than stone. Looking at Unica, there's 38 finishing options, all wood/laminate except for the 1 marble option. I wonder if Cappellini was just like "throw in a marble option, it'll sell"
post #1340 of 2411
"Of course it's a good suit. It's made by ARMANI."

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post #1341 of 2411
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

i've seen more examples of that table in wood and laminate than stone. Looking at Unica, there's 38 finishing options, all wood/laminate except for the 1 marble option. I wonder if Cappellini was just like "throw in a marble option, it'll sell"

Where did you see those? Marble is the only version they make for quick-ship. The other options are all special orders. If you believe our mutual friend at Cappellini, the vast majority of the Simplons they sell are marble.
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When did you decide the last shitty novelty coffee table you bought was unsound for your apartment? Before or after it arrived broken?

That is precisely why it's important to pick a reputable vendor and pay for white glove delivery. Both tables arrived with problems and I have not been on the hook for anything.
post #1343 of 2411
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"Of course it's a good suit. It's made by ARMANI."

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Armani is a good enough suit for those who can't or don't want to put the effort into learning more about suits.
post #1344 of 2411
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Armani is a good enough suit for those who can't or don't want to put the effort into learning more about suits.

Did you determine that by looking at them or by simply assuming that Armani wouldn't dare think to sell things of a quality lower than their brand's reputation to people that don't know much about anything?
post #1345 of 2411
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Where did you see those? Marble is the only version they make for quick-ship. The other options are all special orders. If you believe our mutual friend at Cappellini, the vast majority of the Simplons they sell are marble.

Just the Unica website. I believe you since it looks great in marble.
post #1346 of 2411
I don't think SH will ever be happy with Foo unless he has one of those glass and concrete outdoor toilet stalls installed on his terrace.
post #1347 of 2411
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

Is it supported by a plate or by a frame?

A plate on top of a frame.
post #1348 of 2411
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

I don't think SH will ever be happy with Foo.

FTFY
post #1349 of 2411
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

i've seen more examples of that table in wood and laminate than stone. Looking at Unica, there's 38 finishing options, all wood/laminate except for the 1 marble option. I wonder if Cappellini was just like "throw in a marble option, it'll sell"

Do the wood and laminate tops have an actual attachment or do they also use gravity?
post #1350 of 2411
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Do the wood and laminate tops have an actual attachment or do they also use gravity?

No idea.
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