Italy, the Heart of Stone

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Italy is known for its grand designs, old buildings, beautiful art and luxurious stone. Some of the most known designers, artists and inventors originated from this great land, leaving behind a legacy that still holds strong.

 

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it”
– Michelangelo

 

Stone has been considered a natural masterpiece. Each stone block, slab, tile, paver, rock has its own unique design and colour arrangement. You will never find two stone pieces exactly the same. Even when using the technique of book-matching, the stone piece will look similar but never the same. However it is possible to find exactly what you need from the lavish amounts of stone available on the market. From black limestones to yellow and blue marbles to rainbow sandstone, the choices are endless.

 

Stone has been considered a natural masterpiece. Each stone block, slab, tile, paver, rock has its own unique design and colour arrangement. You will never find two stone pieces exactly the same. Even when using the technique of book-matching, the stone piece will look similar but never the same. However it is possible to find exactly what you need from the lavish amounts of stone available on the market. From black limestones to yellow and blue marbles to rainbow sandstone, the choices are endless.

But Italia, Italy, holds the crown for being the best known country to use and supply marble. Its crown jewel being Carrara, a soft blue-white marble used throughout the ages as the best product for sculptures. Michelangelo’s “Florentine Pieta” and “David”, Antoni Madesyski’s “Jadwiga’s Sarcophagus and Horatio Greenough’s statue of “George Washington” are just a few well know sculptures made possible through Carrara Marble.

This does not suggest that Carrara is only used for sculpting art. No, you can purchased this famed marble for your home to use at your leisure. Create a bench-top, use it as your feature flooring or sculpt away. Carrara has a history that is longing to be shared around the world. At Macrostone, we have the luxury to stock this famous marble and supply it from the original quarry right around Australia and New Zealand.

 

“The more the marble wastes the more the statue grows”
– Michelangelo

Carrara maybe the jewel marble in Italy but it is not the only marble with fame and popularity. Statuario white with grey vein marble and Nero black marbles are quite popular especially here in Australia and over in the UK. These are just another two examples with Italian marbles not stopping there. They have a huge range of marble types and especially colours; whites, greys, reds, greens, beiges, yellows, pinks, browns and blacks. With vein varieties matching or mixing from marble to marble.There are FOUR major quarries in Italy with two located at the boots heel, one in the middle and one at Italia’s top. Each quarry producing its own unique marbles ready for the global market.

 

 
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There are FOUR major quarries in Italy with two located at the boots heel, one in the middle and one at Italia’s top. Each quarry producing its own unique marbles ready for the global market.

At Macrostone we are proud to be partners with various quarries around the world including quarries of beautiful marbles in Italy. Let us spread these famous stones around Australia for the nation to enjoy.

 

“Art owes its origin to nature herself, this beautiful creation, the world, supplied the first model, while the original teach was that divine intelligence which has not only made us superior to the other animals, but like god himself, if I may venture to say it”
– Giorgio Vasari

 

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