Marble used to be a well-behaved given. The kitchen of the revived modernistic Villa de Nil in Belgium from contemporary project developer Rietveld Projects illustrates the point. The beautiful but neglected 1936 villa from architect Emiel de Nil was revived by Rietveld with the help of some creative friends. This kitchen, in collaboration with Obumex and designer Joseph Dirand, features Mirolo, a marble from Belgian stone specialist Van Den Weghe. The island flaunts the risk-taking side of material even in black and white, and the effect is daring and unconventional.