Inspiration from the past + into the future.
This month at Prima Stone, we're launching the new "Earth Collection". This collection consists of a few old favourites and some new, including: Teakwood Grey, Dark Emprador, and Rainforest Green and Brown Marbles as well as the Travertines! (Red, Gold, Walnut, Grey and Ivory). Scroll below to see the stone types!
Travertine, comes from the Italian word "travertino" or its latin name "lapis tiburtinus", which means "Tibur stone". Tibur is now know as Tivoili , and is located near Rome, Italy. Travertine became popular as a building material in the 1st and 2nd century due to its beautiful appearance, durability and availability. Some well known monuments constructed out of travertine include parts of the Colosseum, Basilique du Sacre Coeur, Hierapolis- Pamukkale, Trevi Fountain and in more recent history the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, CA.
Pictured above, is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
"Calcite-laden waters have created at Pamukkale (Cotton Palace) an unreal landscape, made up of mineral forests, petrified waterfalls and a series of terraced basins. At the end of the 2nd century B.C. the dynasty of the Attalids, the kings of Pergamon, established the thermal spa of Hierapolis. The ruins of the baths, temples and other Greek monuments can be seen at the site."
Travertine is a sedimentary limestone formed by the evaporation mineral spring deposits, located around the world. Much of the travertine used in design and construction today comes from Italy, Turkey, Mexico and parts of Asia.
Earth Collection Marbles:
Most marble form from metamorphic rock, which is a rock that has been physically and chemically transformed over time due to intense heat and pressure. Marbles are quarried globally.
Teakwood Grey Marble has a distinct wood like veining, has limestone properties and is quarried in Asia.
Dark Emperador Marble was given its name (derived from Emperor) meaning it was prized above others. This stone, like teakwood grey has limestone properties and is quarried in South Spain, Turkey and China.
Rainforest Brown + Green Marble are exotic stones in either green or brown, featuring shades of brown and green with either brown or white veining reminisant of tree branches. These stones are quarried in India.
Our Earth Collection stones are having a major moment in Interior Design, finding it's way into modern, classic, mid-century and nordic design trends. We've put together some inspiration of this line for you!