Chaise by Stone Forest is carved from one piece of silver-gray Italian marble. The piece of lawn furniture features web-like inclusions that run against the horizontal veining inherent in the stone. When used indoors, it absorbs ambient room temperature, and when outdoors absorbs the warmth of the sun without becoming too hot. Available in Silver Travertine and Travertino Romano, the lounge measures 26" wide by 63" long by 22" tall and weighs 700 pounds. stoneforest.com
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