The Hand Crafted Stone Tiles can be used in exterior and interior wall installations for residential and commercial projects. Beautiful effects can be achieved by lighting the textured walls. No two pieces are exactly alike. The surface is completely hand-crafted. Stone is a natural product and any variation is related to its quality. It is possible to have variations in shading, composition, veining and colour.
They can substitute the three dimensional panels made of wood or similar in high humidity zones (SPAs, swimming pools, etc.) and be used for exterior application. These details, along with the repeated pattern assembly to facilitate the laying allows to create a wall of a diversified scheme placing each tile randomly or with the off centered base in different positions.
By special request, it can be produced other patterns with the same technique. They can substitute the three dimensional panels made of wood or similar in high humidity zones (SPAs, swimming pools, etc.) and be used for exterior application. The materials used have anti freeze characteristics tested in both English and Italian laboratories.
Winner of one of USA Architectural Record’s 2008 “Building Products of the Year” awards. In permanent displaying at Triennale Design Museum in Milan
Inspired by the four fundamental elements of nature – Air, Fire, Water, and Earth, Italian artisan Giovanni Barbieri has created a contemporary design by expertly manipulating natural stone. In this new design he ingeniously crafts a textured stone using an original finishing technique that gives Ambra the appearance of two separate stones. The polished finish is darker, while the matte finish is lighter.
This unique collaboration of dark and light shades in an undulating pattern is intended to form more than walls. Rather, Ambra forms the backdrop for a dreamscape where the dreamer can get swept away on ocean waves, drift effortlessly with clouds across the sky, feel the heat of flames dancing in a fire, and experience the magnificent texture and beauty of the earth.