A closer look into the history and cultural heritage of marble. And the uses and advantages of marble in interior architecture.
Material in the spotlight
The metamorphism of sedimentary carbonate rocks results in a beautiful stone. Marble. It causes variable recrystallization of the original carbonate mineral grains. This results in many types of marble with various colors and transparency. There are more than 50 types of known marbles worldwide! This makes marble a loved decorative material.
Marble has been used all over the world. It has a rich, cultural history. It was a very popular material since classical times. Sculptors and architects from Ancient Greece used it for many famous works. For example the Parthenon in Athens or the Nike of Samothrace. It really is timeless and a symbol for tradition.
Due to the complexity of the veins and the chromatic characteristics its always brings classy elegance to any room. Even with subtle finishes it has its effect. This applies to a modern interior or a classic interior.
The combination of a modern room and an ancient stone can be very interesting. It creates tension and very original and unique interiors. When chosen carefully, the veins can show also show direction. Also resulting in graceful tension. Every piece is unique and adds depth and warmth to the room.
Marble is a very sustainable material. The colors and tones are unalterable. Over time the stone only needs a polish and it will look brand new. Also, fire and heat are no match for marble. It is also affordable in comparison with the outstanding beauty of the medium.
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