Sleek, bold, and unexpected: exactly what you can expect from Markian.
Achille is two tables in one. Gather around for cocktails, then relax beside it after the party with a Markian candle and your favourite book.
Change the way you use Achille by simply lifting the Marblo by Markian tabletop and inserting it into the top of the curve at the height you choose.
Customise Achille to suit your space with your choice of Markian’s nine colourways, designed to delight your senses and enliven your space.
VIVID 2021 Emerging Design Awards Finalist
Marblo by Markian Solid Surface.
Environmentally friendly MDF.
2-pac finish in matte.
FSC Certified Timber Veneer.
Recycled Aluminium/Stainless Steel.
Solid surfaces can be cleaned by wiping the surface with a damp cloth, then dried with a soft clean cloth or paper towel to prevent spotting.
8-10 weeks depending on volume of order.
“There has to be irony, both in design and in the objects. I see around me a professional disease of taking everything too seriously. One of my secrets is to joke all the time.” - Achille Castiglioni
Born in 1918, Italian designer Achille Castiglioni was an Italian designer of furniture, lighting, radiograms, and other objects. Castiglioni studied architecture at Politecnico di Milano and proceeded to start a design office along with his brothers, Livio and Pier Giacomo. During his career, Castiglioni produced more than 150 products, along with his architectural work, including lamps, ashtrays, stools, switches, cameras, telephones, bookshelves, and car seats. Some of these remarkable innovations included a tractor seat tool, Mezzadro, and Sella, a chair fashioned out of a bicycle seat. Castiglioni drew inspiration from unlikely places as evidenced in the Snoopy table lamp, aptly named after the cartoon dog that inspired its creation.
Castiglioni's pieces blurred the lines between design and art, and many have been displayed at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Royal Institute of British Architects (London), Musée des Arts Decoratifs (Paris), among others. Achille Castiglioni died in 2002 at the age of 84 in his studio in Piazza Castello, Milan, transformed into the Studio Museo Achille Castiglioni in 2005.
Achille Castiglioni continues to inspire generations of designers with his remarkable work and philosophy, and his belief that form and function are the main protagonists in the play of successful design.