For Saint Martin-based designer Alexandre Chapelin of LA Table, the Caribbean is a constant source of inspiration. His Lagoon series of tables combine natural stone and resin elements to mimic the pooling seas surrounding him. Now, after one and a half years of research and technical tests, Chapelin has taken his idea one step further with the Starry Sea table. Starting with a piece of marble from Anguilla, resin with embedded LED lights merge with the stone, allowing for a twinkling night sky to appear indoors.
This ornamental piece of furniture moves from a day at the beach to a night under the stars and can be controlled via the accompanying remote control or by downloading the LED Magic Color app to a smartphone for a full range of color effects. Chapelin tells us in an email that the table will illuminate for 300 hours after a short six-hour charging time. A bespoke piece of design, ocean lovers and astronomers alike will delight in the twinkling effects. By day, it's possible to explore the layers and tonalities of resin as they weave in and out of the stone, mimicking the mysteries of the ocean. At night, the colorful illuminations pull out new aspects of the design, for a versatile piece capable of metamorphosing according to the owner's tastes and mood.
My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Alexandre Chapelin / LA Table.