A block of marble
and a chisel
The challenge to draw lightness out of the material is a physical struggle. In the same way that the great sculptors struggled to reveal the soul of marble and uncover statues of extraordinary beauty, today’s designers strive to minimise heaviness and rigidity, changing the perception of this material termed “shining stone” by the Greeks, and offering new items that accentuate its colours and patterns, brightness and grandeur.
This stone is ideal for use indoors and outdoors, and gives any setting elegant but plucky characteristics. It can be used in modern and traditional settings.
Breccia Marina Blu and its sister Breccia Antica Gold are classed as classic decorative stone, and have been used for decades by architects and designers throughout the world for interior design projects in residences, hotels and public places.
Design and works management
David Collins Studio, London.
To refit all communal areas in the Harrods Men’s Superbrands department on the second floor, in the smart area of Knightsbridge in front of Hyde Park in London.
Supply and install floor and wall coverings in the area.
Designs = 640 drawings
Design implementation time = 20 days
Production time = 70 days
Installation time = 60 days
Flooring = 960 m²
Flooring pieces = 27,658
Wall coverings = 1,600 m²
Wall covering pieces = 6,942
Portals = 87
Lorries = 16
Weight delivered = 240,000 kg
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