How many middle class homes exist on the planet? Perhaps difficult to calculate, since the definition of middle class varies from person to person, country to country. An approximate number, with ' middle class' being defined in the western sense, would perhaps lead to number somewhere between 300 to 500 million. Assuming every such home has a dining table, this would also be the number of dining tables in the world.
"KASHUBA DESIGN, a Russian company specialised in luxury interior design and architecture, makes extravagant use of natural stone to highlight its exclusiveness and refinement in its projects. This photoreport of a luxury apartment in Moscow in the Art Decó style is one example. Noble colours, marble, onyx, natural wood, patterned glass and crystal, gilded and silvery details create an atmosphere of luxury and comfort.
Natural stone is the real protagonist in a beauty salon called Bambu, located in Alicante (Spain): The designers, Pardo Stone Design, in a profusion of imagination, have created a beauty salon using natural stone with designs inspired by the images of flowers that figure in the old currency of Vietnam, reproducing them throughout the salon, from the entrance, in the floors and the tables.
When summer arrives, it is time to enjoy the good weather in that special place which those among us who are fortunate to possess- a garden. The tables and benches made of natural stone are perfect to create a unique and original corner in our garden. They never deteroriate with the passage of time, are easy to maintain, and create a special and spectacular atmosphere. A 100% natural product in a 100% natural environment. A perfect match.
Stones add that special look to any garden in any house. That rustic, natural irregular shape of every stone helps to make every home garden unique in its own way. From Turkey comes a new variety of garden stones: a dazzling range of diverse colours and shapes. Our thanks to the Turkish company Med-Sinai for the photographs.
What are for some defects, the veins and the irregularities in natural stone (but which form its very essence) is in reality a design that nature has gifted us and which makes every slab of stone unique. If to this uniqueness that has been given to us we add the hand of man and his aesthetic criteria when playing with these designs and combining them with the style that we denominate "bookmatching", the result is a real work of art.
There is nothing better than the design created by nature itself to achieve unique environments. The natural veins of the stones offer infinite possibilities of creation of unique spaces for the interiors of homes. The Spanish company MARMOLSPAIN presents its proposals in its showroom located in Novelda (Alicante), some of which we show here.
The Marmomacc fair in Verona in its 2014 edition organised an exhibition inside Marmomacc and Abitare it Tempo on design.The use of new technologies along with the creativity of the artists who took part in these events have given as results innovative creations of which we reproduce a small summary.