Stone Islands

Stone Islands


There is a certain noticeable and unmentionable quality to stones that makes them timeless. Their use in architecture across history can be seen in multiple forms, whether as main raw material or as an accent; either way, their presence always highlights the design.


There are so many relationships between stone materials and culture, art and history, that their application in interiors immediately evokes these qualities. Depending on the kind of stone, whether an atmosphere of peace can be achieved, providing serenity, or a vibrant and dynamic environment. A classic way of incorporating stones to interior design is on kitchen islands; the volumetric block creates a sculptural element that becomes the spotlight of any space. Here are some ideas, where a variety of stones and marbles are used, curated by Arca.

Statuarietto Marble

Statuarietto marble is a white based sedimentary stone with a gray and black hued lattice veining. Its neutrality makes it versatile when used for different decoration styles, providing a classic touch.

Type of material: Marble

Finish: Shiny polish

Compressive strength: 1265 kg/cm2

Absorption: Low

Acid sensitivity: High

 

Ebony Crystal Granite

This granite, characterized for its black base with white veining, provides elegance and harmony to the space. It can be combined with different styles; this time, contrasting with the romantic kitchen design. 

Type of material: Granite

Compressive strength: 1425 kg/cm2

Absorption: Very low

Acid sensitivity: High

 

New San Gabriel Granite

San Gabriel Granite features great depth thanks to the black crystal contrasting hues. Its texture and colors intensify modern, sober, and elegant designs.

Type of material: Granite

Finish: Leather

Compressive strength: 2083 kg/cm2

Absorption: Very low

Acid sensitivity: Medium

 

New Calacatta 

New Calacatta Marble has become popular for its large gray veining. Its name comes from the providence where the quarries from which it is obtained are located. It is admired for its use in classic sculptures and other decoration items.

Type of material: Marble

Finish: Polished

Compressive strength: 1610 kg/cm2

Absorption: Low

Acid sensitivity: High

 

Alaska White

Alaska White Granite is characterized for its richness in tones and textures. Depending on the material combination it complements, it can become whether a visual accent or harmonize a classic environment.

Type of material: Granite

Compressive strength: 2105 kg/cm2

Absorption: Very Low

Acid sensitivity: Low