Materials

EMPERADOR DARK SPAIN

Natural stone with background shades of rich brown, warm hazel and gold veins ennobled by a glossy finish. Universally considered one of the finest marbles in the world, especially in the field of interior design.
Main quarry: Murcia and Alicante, Spain

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ROMA IMPERIALE
A creamy surface enriched with rustic gold and dramatic lines of deep mahogany. A sophisticated marble combining warm colours for a bold and exotic look.
Main quarry: Brazil

AMETHYST
Sophisticated with glassy transparency in purple shades. A feminine gemstone par excellence and a traditional symbol of virginity whose name comes from the myth of Bacchus, the ancient god of wine who fell in love with a beautiful nymph of Diana named Amethyst. To protect her from Bacchus, Diana transformed Amethyst into a transparent glass, on which Bacchus poured out a glass of red wine in anger.
Main quarries: Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia, India, Russia, Mexico, USA and Madagascar.

BURGUNDIAN GREEN
A bed of intense dark green crossed by a dense network of white, brown and dark red lines that recall the gentle slopes of the Plateau de Langres, the rolling hills of Burgundy.
Main quarry: Burgundy, France

GREEN ALPS
Alternating hues of green from the darkest to most brilliant tones against a pure white branch. In the 1700s, King George II of Hannover was truly obsessed with the quality and rareness of this most noble of Italian marbles.
Main quarry: Valle d’Aosta, Italy

BRAZILIAN RED INK
Black granite against scattered clouds of amaranth. Its dark bottom and vibrant flames evoke an ancient time when men armed with primitive tools left their mark on virgin rock. It expresses vigour, energy, and prowess.
Main quarry: Brazil

SICILIAN JASPER
Unpredictable alternations of dark red and yellow ocher with rare white intrusions. The uniqueness of its quarry of origin and the great difficulty of its extraction have made jasper a valuable material for the construction of churches and palaces. The great Baroque sculptor, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, chose this marble to create his funerary masterpiece, The Ecstasy of the Blessed Ludovica Albertoni.
Main quarry: Sicily, Italy

DARK NACARADO
Velvety shades of honey mix with hints of gold, warm breezes of white, and burnt earth tones to create a soft and welcoming complexion.
Main quarry: Brazil

LEVANTO RED
Clasps of burnished red with mottled green serpentine and fine veins of white sculpt a tenaciously uneven breccia. The liveliness of these blood tones are found in centuries-old churches and palaces along the Italian riviera.
Main quarry: La Spezia, Italy
[The main entrance of the Church of Saint Lawrence in Genoa]

ROUGE DE VITROLLES
Red bronze dotted with oblong spots in pink notes and sharp yellow. The blazing grain of this stone is reminiscent of the Onyx and purple of Etruscan vases of polychrome clay.
Main quarry: Vitrolles, France
[Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde Basilica, Marseilles]

GRAND ANTIQUE
Resolute contrasts of pure white and jet black. The boldness of the irregular monochromatic mottling of marmor celticum was already widely appreciated in the Roman and Byzantine periods. And it was with this precious marble that some of the world's most monumental architecture was created: from the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul to the Basilica of San Marco in Venice, from Westminster Abbey to St. Peter’s, from the salons of Versailles to the halls of the Invalides.
Main quarry: Aubert, France

BLACK PORTORO
Black darkness on which a range of fervent gold flashes stands. Glare of light in a stormy night for one of the finest and most sophisticated stone materials in the world.
Main quarry: Portovenere and La Spezia, Italy
[Saint John in the Lateran]

BLUE JEANS
A fascinating succession of tireless ridges of white and yellow on a cloudy blue and grey adage. An amazing spectacle of colours, forms and energies.
Main quarry: Turkey

CALACATTA VIOLET
Creamy ivory infused with rivulets of blood red and meaty violet against alternating timid arteries of amber. Much appreciated throughout the Italian Renaissance when churches and palaces in Venice, Rome, and Florence were built with this precious stone.
Main quarry: Carrara, Italy

CARRARA
Brilliant pearly granules of homogeneous pure white accented by grey highlights. The chisels of the greatest sculptors of all time -- from Michelangelo to Canova -- were measured with this material.
Main quarry: Carrara, Italy

AEGEAN RED
An elegant showcase of impalpable soft pink suffused with milky streaks and sometimes ashy variations. A gift of feminine grace and harmony in and of itself.
Main quarry: Greece

LAPIS
Intense ultramarine blue with whitecaps and specks of gold. A cerulean shade of pyrite reminiscent of a starry sky — nuances of the lapis stone that hearken to the poetic imagery of the Arabian Nights.
Main quarries: Afghanistan, China and Chile

SALOMA
Acrobatic and chromatic waves of pale pink and immaculate white juxtaposed against chaotic red vermilion stretched out on a grey backdrop. An elegant play of colours difficult to find in marble.
Main quarry: Turkey

ANTARCTIC CREAM
Vein-like crepes, deep, decisive and penetrating in an amalgam of tawny yellow and fawn brown. Surface imperfections are not signs of weakness. Rather, they make the material more expressive.
Main quarry: Brazil

TURKISH LILAC
Expressive variations of dense red and bleak black against a white canvas of alabaster. A fine alternative to lighter shades.
Main quarry: Turkey

ZEBRINO
Geometric horizontal patterns of greenish plates of buttery froth. The regular temperament and rational design of the stripes reach stupefying levels of beauty.
Main quarry: Apuan Alps, Italy

DIAMOND FALL
Materials and schist irregular to the touch. The deep black is accompanied by a fine silvery pigmentation that changes with the lighting.
Main quarry: Brazil

KOSMUS
A tumultuous and fluid blend of stellar grey and cosmic black smitten by a trail of metallic pigments. A stone that resembles a magmatic rock captured by a celestial nebula.
Main quarry: Brazil

RAIN FOREST BROWN
A textural choreography of serpentinite of extreme strength in muted shades oscillates between brown and green. The reticulated and exotic pattern evokes the scales of a reptile skin.
Main quarry: India

FANCY JASPER
A fibrous haze of thick beige with an intrusion of scarlet swirls and twilight haloes of smoky green. As part of a crystal stone, it celebrates relaxed climates and comforting environments.
Main quarries: Africa and Brazil

GRAPHIC FELDSPAR
A dazzle of iridescent amber in a bath of dirty white mosaic and coppery brown. It is remembered as the tiger's eye stone for lively rebounds between light tones and the darkest shades.
Main quarry: Israel

LABRADORITE
A fine web of light with an illusion of three dimensionality. The glitter depicts an elegant play of shadows and holographic effects. Inside the white body of the stone, there is a surprising preciousness of blue and black opal.
Main quarries: Canada, Australia, Madagascar, Mexico, Scandinavia, Russia and the USA

PETRIFIED WOOD
Fossilized prehistoric wood textures cast a spell of Mother Earth. Vegetable components of the Jurassic come down to us through millennia-old processes of mineralization.
Main quarries: Brazil, Argentina, Canada, India, Madagascar and Australia

TIGER EYE
Electrical scratches on vivid muscle containing within itself the power of the earth and the sun's energy that is condensed into an explosive balance of energy. Yellow-gold vibrations tear into the brown stone.
Main quarries: South Africa, Brazil, India, Burma, Australia and USA

TIGER IRON
The penetrating gaze of a tiger. Silver hematite, magmatic wounds and ebony breaths against the rugged sophistication of a rock wall. Mineralogically speaking, this stone is a variation of tiger’s eye.
Main quarry: South Africa