Marbles: manufacturing techniques and technological process

Marbles: manufacturing techniques and technological process

Nature is and will always be the greatest living artist, the utmost source of inspiration to produce beauty. Varieties of marble from various parts of the world, generated by complex metamorphic processes of stone, are the precious gems nature bestows on us, as its own exceptional works of art. The combined action of temperature and pressure in the earth (across millions of years) generates stratification of the original stone with resulting crystal formations that are absolutely unique and impossible to replicate. 


Every block of marble taken from the same quarry, though similar in color, consistency or composition, will be different from the others, and even the slabs obtained from a single block will have variations of form and design. Each slab, like a sculpture, therefore has unique veins and hues, just as the possible micro-cavities due to the natural process of formation of the stone are all unique. 

All the natural features of the stone are traces of an age-old history with which we come into contact, an evolution that has come before us and will exist after our lifetime, as a natural memory that is passed on to the future.


The big news on the Visionnaire use of marble concerns some new processing techniques which, by exploiting the natural veins of the stone, guarantee unprecedented and extremely natural results, such as the one called Vital Lymph, which through the micro-relief of the thinner veins makes the stone like a living organism. 

These techniques can be applied on marbles that have certain metamorphic properties and which, depending on their appearance, define the very name of the processing: Sea Waves, vein enhancement technique for Confusion Dark marble; Snake skin, technique micro-relief and wavy surface for Fior di Bosco marble, as well as Crocodile skin for Port Laurent marble; and Galuchat, double engraving technique and micro-relief for Black and Gold marble.