Stone mosaic making doesn’t come easily. It is a privilege to be in the business of crafting fine materials. There is also a certain weight of responsibility that comes with being engaged in the decorative arts. Especially when your product becomes part of the built environment of luxury homes, hotels and public places the world over. It is part of the structure, what design professionals refer to as “the envelope,” the part that won’t change over time but rather must be designed for timelessness. The stone artisans at Marble Systems (Country Floors’ esteemed sister brand) take this responsibility seriously. They know that stone mosaics from many centuries ago are still beautifully in place in historic homes and landmark heritage sites globally. It is in that spirit that they have created our newest offering: The Atelier Collection.
The Atelier Collection of natural stone mosaics combines stone craft techniques from antiquity with a mix of classic, modern and transitional patterns. This remarkable family of mosaics is offered in a variety of beautiful marble and limestone combinations.
Some styles harken architectural themes. Pillar, above, is a take on the columns of antiquity. Cascade takes on the look of tiny, bi-colored, beveled bricks. Others exhibit in stone some time-honored themes of artisanal handcraft. Raya Basket and Basketweave both hail from the world of fine woven goods, be they reeds or textiles.
In two patterns, Steps 3D and Diamonds 3D, a clever mix of three natural stone colors along with a texture mix of matte honed and brilliant polished finishes is employed. This creates the optical illusion of a third dimension.
The artisans in the Atelier atelier (see what we did there?) are masters in the realm of stone mosaic making. We believe their passion for the medium is evident in every carefully cut piece, Their attention to detail shows up in all of the meticulously placed, interlocking tesserae of the Atelier Collection, resulting in a range of elegant designs that are more than the sum of their parts. The Atelier Collection has a mosaic pattern for every style. They are suitable for horizontal and vertical applications in residential or commercial design installations, including wet areas.
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