The marble of Carrara is a very special variety of marble that for its purity in colour and unique fine texture is considered as one of the most renowned marble variety all over the world.
This precious material has embellished religious buildings, palaces, and villas since the Roman Empire, to become very popular with Michelangelo’s artworks during the Renaissance. This is a tradition which has not stopped yet because now, as then, the greatest sculptors and architects in the world choose this unique material for their projects.
Nowadays, modern machinery and techniques donate more malleability, flexibility and lightness to this heavy and hard material, allowing a whole new use of it in design.
But Marble is an abstraction, for every single piece that is detached from the mountain, will not be regenerated by it, and this is Carla Beccari’s challenge, Carrara Design Factory founder, to enhance the uniqueness of every single piece of this precious material, through the creativity of famous architects and designers throughout the world.
The Carrara Design Factory project is to continue a tradition lasting over two millenia, through the ethics and the aesthetics interpreted by the designers involved in the project: a high percentage of the Carrara Marble is very often left unused and discarded, representing an invaluable waste of a precious natural resource.