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Just last month at Maison & Objet, Tom Dixon launched a collection of geometric home accessories that include candleholders, bookends, and vases. The SWIRL collection is made with a new material that gives the objects a three-dimensional marbled paper appearance while being heavy, like stone.

The material is made from recycled powdered residue from marble manufacturing, along with resin and pigment to give it the swirl pattern. That combination results in blocks that can be cut, sliced, and/or turned on a lathe to create functional sculptures. Each piece has its own personality with a unique silhouette and color pattern all its own.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.