Furniture of the Week: Epic Table Collection by Gubi

Is the marble trend finally dead? After alabaster, it seems like travertine is now having its moment. Together with award-winning duo GamFratesi Gubi has launched the Epic Table Collection, a celebration of Italian travertine stone inspired by Greek columns and Roman architecture. The monolithic form emphasizes the materiality of the stone, the natural beauty of its veins, and the vibrant texture of its unique patina – in which a new detail can be discovered with every use. 

Jacob Gubi Olsen, Owner & Creative Director of GUBI, elaborates: ‘GUBI was a first mover in reintroducing marble to the home and we love natural stone, but we are always curious about new expressions and materials. Travertine has a completely different materiality and structure to marble and even in the same colors, can express many different tones and variations.’ 

Travertine, this little-known stone, is a response to the growing desire for the honesty and authenticity of natural materials. The careful selection of colors and open textures keep its materiality alive in the final product. Individual pieces are selected for the strength of their veining and striations, giving each table a unique expression of its own identity. A light filler and matte treatment on the tabletop and base protect the surfaces, while allowing its natural tactility to be experienced as if cut from the rock. 

Stone options in Neutral White, Vibrant Gray or colorful Burnt Red can be combined with wooden, metallic or textile pieces for further contrasting groupings.