SENSES OF STONE
Beyond Italy’s reputation for beautiful marble, it is also known for its impeccable craftsmanship and quality of its materials. We believe that our partnership with Italkraft and their immaculate cabinetry coupled with our first quality natural stone accentuates and balances each other beautifully, ensuring the very best of exceptional design. – Vinny Tavares, Founder/Owner Aria Stone Gallery
Traceable to the early Renaissance period, marble’s ingrained in Italian heritage for its prominence and stature. Not only is Italy known for being the Mecca of design, but it’s also the provenance to some of the most beautiful and oldest quarries around the world. For centuries, marble has been a part of the most monumental structures and art pieces to date; to include the tomb of Pope Julius II and Michelangelo’s statue of the biblical David. Primarily sourced from the Apuan Alps in northern Tuscany, Italian Marble is a timeless component to design that embodies luxury and exquisite taste.
“One prominent trend that we don’t see any signs of cooling is color. Designers are shying away from neutrals as they become more of the norm and are incorporating more vibrant colors. Specifically, a few popular natural stones that are picking up speed are a Calacatta Viola marble which has a white-hued foundation with deep burgundy tones. An Audacia, which is a quartzite out of Brazil with swathes of navy blue veins on a grey backdrop, and Tiffany White from Brazil which embodies emerald pops of colors on a white canvas. A shift away from safe white spaces and a bit more of the unusual colors of British glamour, yet still very classy applications. These fit well in the Florida market as it brings some of the rich cultural colors into the indoors for nice harmonious transitions that are also more commonly seen in living spaces extending beyond foundations.”, indicates April Graves, Vice President of Aria Stone Gallery.
As a pioneer in the industry, Aria Stone Gallery continues to push the boundaries when it comes to sourcing stone, educating, and aiding clients in defining and actualizing their design intentions. Their hand-selection process rivals by the uniqueness of the client experience, which holds right with their offering of the “Stone is Art,” “World-Class Hand -Selection Program.” Founder and owner, Vinny Tavares expresses, “Our goal is to share the beauty in unearthing these divine treasures at Borghini, allowing our consumers to join us on the hunt for the next perfect piece of marble and witness Italy’s marveled creations.” Borghini is home to one of the most prestigious, and exclusive marble quarries in the world. Vinny heightens, “Everyone from celebrities to the Saudi Princess seeks out the Calacatta stone from this particular quarry as a result of producing the crème de la crème of marble. In addition to special sourcing marble for their project, they’ll immerse in the richness of history, culture, and cuisine of the region with all first-class amenities, customized to each client’s desires and wishes. From the mountain it was carved from to their home destination, the memories of this gustatory excursion are impressed upon the royalty “Aria quality” treatment we provide every time they gaze upon their completed project. There’s a story in every Aria Stone Gallery venture, and we revel in sharing these moments.”