Marble is a metamorphic rock that derives from subjecting limestone to heat and pressure. Marble is a tangible and robust material and symbolizes the cultural heritage and sophistication. It is being used for thousands of years not only in architecture but in art and design as well and can be found in Ancient Greek, Egyptian, Roman and Mesopotamian cultures.
The word ‘marble’ originates from the Greek word ‘mármaron’ and signifies ”a snow white and spotless stone”; however, it has many colour variations.
Marble was the favourite medium for Greek and Roman sculptors and architects in building magnificent edifices that stand to this day, such as the famous Athens’ Parthenon or Rome’s Pantheon; among the numerous famous historical marble monuments are also Taj Mahal -the ivory-white marble mausoleum- in Agra India, London’s Marble Arch and the work-of-art ”David” by Michelangelo.
In recent times, marble is significantly famous among contemporary designers and design-conscious consumers. Thanks to its commanding and versatile quality, it finds its way to the luxury interior application and contemporary concepts as a building and decorating material.
Besides marble’s use in exteriors, it also can be applied in interiors such as in bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms and hallways and its unique patterns can be even an inspiration for linen and decorations. Furthermore, it is not a surprise that marble along with brass is the number one trend in interior design and when these two are combined, eminent grace and represent modern luxury, reviving the Italian high glamour of the 70’s.