Made of marble, the Mura table started with site visits to Tecali de Herrera, a town in southeastern Mexico near Bandido Studio known for its marble and volcanic rock artisans. This history served as the creative catalyst for the design, a bulbous black base sculpted using a traditional technique developed by Mexico’s craftsmen and women. Bandido enlisted a workshop named Meza to assist in the execution, helping to sculpt a solid piece of Mexican black Orizaba marble into the table’s base.
The organic shape resembles a drop of water, with a rounder, fuller bottom and narrowed top, and is available in two heights, 15 and 23 inches. The material chosen exhibits a desirable weightiness and patterning, and with a matte finish, makes a strong design statement in any space. A circular piece of dark smoked glass sits atop the marble base and is attached using a round piece of anodized aluminum, all keeping with the same black color scheme.