Silva Collection

The Silva Collection is a celebration of craftsmanship and an exploration of the elegance and materiality of marble. Each piece is artisanally handmade in Portugal. Silva in Latin translates to ‘forest’ or ‘woodland’.

In this collection of statement sculptural pieces, profiled marble slabs are arranged in a circular configuration forming the foundation. The distinctive central column features in a variety of designs, such as a dining table, a round table and a side table. Sculptural furniture thrives on subverting the norms of what furniture should look like without compromising its function.

Workshop photography by Luis Espinheira

Layers exhibition photography by Fabian Frinzel and Schnepp Renou 

The marble panel base has an irregular and textured exterior, reminiscent of the natural edge of the stone, the beautiful gills of Cantharellus mushrooms and the serrated quality of a torn sheet of paper.

The pieces are available in several distinctive types of marble. This includes the exclusive Estremoz Pink marble, found only in the Estremoz Anticline, Portugal - one of the greatest marble extraction sites in the world. This highly demanded marble is internationally renowned as one of the finest and known for its outstanding aesthetic and physical qualities.

Estremoz Marble has been explored since the days of the Roman Empire, previously used to create monuments and antique sculptures.

Marble is associated with elegance and lasting value. Whether clear white with light marbling, in colour gradations from grey to beige or in intensive, dark hues with compelling marbling effects – the stone has a precious brilliance.

It possesses exceptional durability and longevity. The medium also impresses with its sustainable potential, the central column is formed from the remainder of the marble cutting, meaning no material is wasted.

Silva Collection on display at Andreas Murkudis concept store as part of Bodo's solo exhibition 'Layers'