Marble Plinths, the New Trend Taking Over Instagram

All marble is created in the same way, undergoing the same metamorphosis that transforms limestone into the natural crystalline stone known as marble.

But not all marble is created equal!

Though all marble is formed in the same way by nature, marble may be unique and more highly sought after than others. Calacatta Marble is one such marble - a stunning, high-end natural stone desirable for its distinctive look and precious rarity for various applications.

Trends come and go, but classic materials are forever. Enter Calacatta Viola, the gorgeous, purple-veined marble you’ve most likely seen on your favorite designer’s Instagram pages. It’s popping up in tons of posts from our favorite designers,

High-end” is a term that goes hand in hand with “rare”, as limited availability and high demand often translate to a greater expense. Calacatta Marble is exceptional in appearance and also exceptional in that it is only available from one quarry in the world, which is located in Carrara, Italy. (This fact is often perplexing to consumers, who confuse Calacatta Marble with Carrara White Marble, which also comes from and shares its name with this region.) Calacatta Marble’s production is limited and well-controlled from this quarry. Seasonal factors also affect production as quarrying becomes very challenging in the peak winter months on the mountaintop in Carrara. Both of these factors lend to this natural stone's rarity and expense. 

Calacatta, which comes from Italian quarries, is selling out at many of LA stone yards, and for a good reason. The stone, which is, is highly impactful. While Viola is currently trending, We have seen our clients slowly warm up to the idea of using Calacatta.

“Calacatta Viola is out there and in your face with the color. “It’s a dark purple, almost black, so it ensures you're getting color in a muted way that still adds a slice of personality.”

Calacatta Viola is a great alternative to Carrara or even the more subtle-toned Calacatta Gold marble. Say goodbye to quartz and other smaller veined stones—2021 is all about boldly colored marble that will instantly become a focal point in any room.

The marble’s signature cabernet-hued veining on bright white marble makes it one of the most sought-after types of marble, and it can easily liven up both neutral and more colorful kitchens, add a unique twist to a powder bath, or be the perfect investment piece as a living room side table or high-end nightstand.

Nero Marquina is defined by a deep black backdrop with a delicate inverse bright white veining producing a timeless monochromatic décor. It is produced from a black bituminous limestone extracted from the region of Markina, Basque Country in the North of Spain. China, and Iran.

Many interior designers and designers of luxury furniture are procuring this stone to complement the chic traditional aesthetic that is making a big comeback.

We’re on board with the Nero Marquina trend as it is a truly stunning and rich material which our plinth collection looks absolutely stylish and contemporary in this stone

Carrara marble have you ever wondered what is Carrara marble made of? It is the white marble that is quarried in Carrara, Italy. It is a beautiful age-old material popularly used in the construction of magnificent-looking architecture since Roman times. Rumour has it that Michael Angelo himself would go down to the quarries to seek inspiration from the mountains of marble which are one of the many wonderful aspects of mother nature. And you can have that legendary material on your kitchen countertop. Isn’t that amazing?

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