Pétrifications is a project by the ÉCAL/ MAS-Luxe 2012 student Krzysztof J. Lukasik which allowed him to reconcile his interest in design with the one for literature. The project was inspired by his own experience as a reader who, when interrupted in his reading, too often left his book opened at the page he was reading. Pétrifications is a collection of five triangular geometrical forms of several different dimensions, made of various kinds of stones, and destined to be used as bookmarks for for various types of books, magazines and newspapers.
The choice of this material was first prompted to me by a will to echo the «marbled paper» used for the covers of old books in traditional bookbinding. It then also originates from a wish to divert this material, which is too often limited to tombstones, from its common use ; to give back its nobleness to marble – that used to be the stone temples and palaces were made of – and to usher it into our homes through the front door says Krzysztof J. Lukasik.