Kicking on with December and with three more marble surfaces, delivered to you in this latest edition of Stone Focus.
This week we are looking at the Arabescato Vagli, Blackwood and Blue Calcite, all very striking marble surfaces that differ significantly from each other. If you are aiming to form your interior around more interesting and artistic surfaces and furniture, these could be a perfect match for your project.
This beautiful marble is the kind of classic surface that first springs to mind when you think of natural stone. You can see, in this block, the typical kind of pattern you expect with this Italian marble, predominantly grey and white in colour. Veining is fairly heavy in this material, although you do get sections of blank white interspersed between the more patterned areas and creating a really effective overall aesthetic.
Blackwood is the kind of marble I find extra fascinating in that it genuinely looks like a wooden pattern. The way the veining curves around the surface of the stone like rings in a tree trunk and little fissures interrupt each line, like tiny cracks in a piece of antique oak.
Definitely one of my favourites, a black marble like this would provide a great feature for any room.
I always like featuring this stone as every time you see a slab of Blue Calcite it is like looking at a wonderful piece of abstract, watercolour artwork in itself. The way the blues, whites and greys all seem to mix into one another here creates a cool, flowing pattern that sweeps its way across the surface as if laid by a paint brush. The variations in shades of blue here also add a beautiful depth and texture to the stone.
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