“I choose a block of marble and cut away anything unnecessary.”Auguste Rodin
Marble is a stone that is formed through a metamorphic process from sedimentary rocks. It can present itself in the most varied ways: in addition to the classic white, there are veins of marble with different veins and textures, in shades of red, green, yellow, gray, purple. The multiple colors and textures derive from the presence of different minerals which, when mixed together, create shades and veins that make each object unique and unrepeatable.
Colors and features
White marble is considered the most valuable since ancient times; the classics considered it the only pure and valuable, while colored marbles were seen as impure stones, for this reason most of the monuments and statues built then are in white marble.
The best known and most valuable type of white marble is Carrara marble , composed of a white background with uniform and homogeneous shades and the presence of gray veins, it is fine-grained with the possibility of the presence of pyrite crystals. The quality of the Carrara material is defined by the whiteness of the background and the composition of the gray vein
The black Portoro marble is a particular variety of marble originating from the province of La Spezia, in Liguria, and more precisely from the Portovenere area, in the Gulf of poets, hence the name Portoro. It is a very decorative stone with a deep black background with intense gold-colored veins, ideal for the creation of luxurious furnishings, with a traditional flavor yet perfectly suited to even the most modern environments. The finish that best enhances its beauty is certainly the polishing, a process that allows its splendid gold-colored veins to be visible. With its characteristic intense black color with golden veins, it is particularly suitable for artistic and elegant creations.
The marble Belgium black is an elegant natural stone that is extracted from Belgium and usually has an intense and compact black background, with an imperceptible bright white speckling, a detail that gives this marble an original and unconventional aspect, which fits very well in contexts with a modern design.
The French red marble, also known as Rouge Incarnat or Langedoc, is a historic French marble that was widely used in the sumptuous architecture of the nineteenth century. It is not difficult to find it in churches and noble palaces throughout Europe. The good structure of this marble allows it to be used with multiple finishes, although the glossy finish is undoubtedly the one that most enhances its bright red color, arabesque with elegant white veins.
Portugal pink marble features a delicate pale pink color, which sometimes based on the block, can be a beautiful old pink with hazel undertones. Ideal for many types of creations, this particular and white marble is used above all in interior projects of both classic and modern style, always characterized by great elegance and refinement.
Levanto Red marble, or simply Levanto red, is a variety of Italian marble with a red-purple color already used by the Romans for the construction of columns, floors and walls. Il fondo di questa pietra è caratterizzato da una pigmentazione prevalentemente rossastra, dovuta alla presenza di ossidi di ferro su cui risalta un suggestivo e fitto intreccio di venature color bianco lucido.
Questa varietà di marmo rosso è estratta in Liguria, prevalentemente nel comune di Levanto, da cui prende per l’appunto il nome, e nei comuni limitrofi della riviera.
Alicante red marble is a variety of marble extracted in Spain, characterized by an orange-red background color, decorated with very light veins, even white. The contrast between the veins and the background creates elegant chromatic games, which are best appreciated once the glossy finish has been applied. Ideal to enhance the elegance of antique furniture, but also to give a decisive touch of refinement to modern or rustic environments.
Green Alps marble is a precious variety of marble that is mainly extracted in the Aosta Valley, in the western Alps. It has a dark green background tone that at first glance may seem uniform, but in reality it has an infinity of light and dark shades and white and yellowish veins that characterize and distinguish it. The high polishing, which can be achieved thanks to the hardness of the green Alpi marble, enhances the chromatic contrast between the green of the serpentine and the white of the calcite. It is in fact a refined material for its singular highly decorative beauty, which gives value and elegance to any type of environment and furniture.
Saint Denis Green
The green Saint Denis marble is a rock that is extracted in the Aosta Valley but has a different and lighter colored background than the other varieties of Verde Alpi marble present in the Alpine region. The veins that run along the block of marble are of a decidedly lighter shade of green, sometimes almost tending to white. Marble
Yellow Siena marble is a stone with a predominantly dark yellow background, with veins ranging from ivory to light yellow. It has been appreciated since ancient times and has always been used in coatings and in the creation of both decorative objects and jewelery. Ideal for enhancing the elegance of antique furniture and dark wood in general, it is of great effect in combination with black Portoro marble, whose golden veins refer to the yellow background color of Siena. It is also of great impact in environments with a contemporary design. It is thought that the use of Giallo Siena marble in the architectural, construction and artistic fields has ancient origins, probably in Roman times. The marbles extracted in the Siena area have been used for centuries in prestigious architectural projects such as the Cathedral of Siena, the Royal Palace of Caserta, the Cathedral of Florence and Orvieto.