Marble might be a gift from nature, but the specialists and artists behind our iconic projects are perhaps even more remarkable than the stone’s natural raw beauty.
We’ve been privileged to have been able to put together an incredible team who work diligently with clients to make their visions become realities. Over the years, we’ve certainly earned our strong reputation as a leading stone supplier, which has given us the chance to collaborate with some unbelievably talented professionals.
Working with some of the best architects and designers in the world is truly an honour worth mentioning. To be so close to their process inspires us to pursue our very best.
Here are some of our most notable collaborations with some of the world’s finest architects and design teams.
Jean Nouvel for 53W53 – MoMa Tower
Perhaps one of France’s most famous contemporary architects, Jean Nouvel’s work has been featured in some of the industry’s most prestigious museums and publications. Nouvel has obtained a number of prestigious distinctions over the course of his career, including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the Wolf Prize in Arts in 2005 and the Pritzker Prize in 2008. He also co-founded the Labor Union of French Architects in marked opposition to the existing national Board of Architects.
To be completed in 2020, Nouvel’s first New York skyscraper is the ultra tall tower rising above the city’s Museum of Modern Art, known as the MoMa tower. Officially known as 53W52, the MoM tower comprises 145 high-end residences above, ranging from one- to five-bedroom condominiums, and including full-floor apartments and duplex penthouses.
We worked with Nouvel’s team to procure the slab and cubic marble for the bathrooms, Statuario marble for the kitchens and elevator lobbies, as well as Onyx casings and other premium materials.
Thierry Despont for 53W53 – MoMa Tower
The MoMa tower project has been an opportunity to work with the finest professionals in the business. The refined interiors of 53W53 were designed by noted architect and interior designer, Thierry Despont. It is said that when the 1% of high society need a beautiful interior, they call Despont. Also hailing from France, Despont has restored the Statue of Liberty, the Ritz in Paris and has worked with many big names.
The interiors of 53W53 reflect Despont’s artistry, with elegant proportions and expansive spaces. Working closely with Despont, we hand selected the materials for the backlit, translucent marble backsplashes in the kitchens, marble countertops and islands with beveled edges, and rich Noir Saint Laurent marble with Peruvian gold polished travertine in the bathrooms. We sourced stone from Israel, Peru, France and Pakistan to create some of the most serene and luxurious interiors we’ve seen.
Zaha Hadid for 520 W 28th
Zaha Hadid was widely regarded to be the greatest female architect in the world. She was known for challenging boundaries to forge new architectural ground. Today, her vision lives on through her firm, Zaha Hadid Architects.
Her only residential building in New York, and one of her last projects before her death was 530 W 28th. The residences represent Hadid’s vision for modern living, and reflect her truly distinctive architectural language, as she applied a powerful elegance and detail to the interiors. This collaboration was as unique and as special as it gets.
Under Hadid’s direction, we sourced Italian Statuario Marble, Nero Marquina marble from Spain, and Lincoln Marble from Colorado to outfit the bathrooms, kitchens and lobby. We also worked to create the solid stone marble wall feature in the lobby that won the winner of the Pinnacle Award of Excellence.
César Peli for Aria Tower Las Vegas
Originally from Argentina, César Pelli designed some of the world’s tallest buildings and other major urban landmarks. Two of his most notable buildings are the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur and the World Financial Center in New York City. He has received many awards and nominations, and was named one of the ten most influential living American architects in 1991 by the American Institute of Architects.
Before his passing in 2019, we had the privilege of collaborating with Peli for the Aria Tower in Las Vegas. The ARIA Resort and Casino is the centerpiece of CityCenter, an urban development on a 66-acre site on the Las Vegas Strip. The 4,000-room hotel and casino is the tallest structure in CityCenter. Constructed of steel and glass, the shimmering towers reflect the changing sky and the lights of Las Vegas.
We provided the stone for this vast project, with granite from India, Brazil and Norway. Working with Peli on this colossal project was an unforgettable professional experience.
Peter Marino – CityCenter Las Vegas.
Peter Marino is known worldwide for redefining modern luxury through equal emphasis on architecture and interior design. Some of his recently projects include The Getty, an 11-story condominium and art gallery adjacent to The High Line in NYC, a high rise tower for Chanel in Tokyo’s Namiki district and Chanel flagships in Seoul, Paris, and NYC, Chicago, and Istanbul, ‘The Lobster Club’ restaurant in NYC’s Seagram Building, a new flagship for Louis Vuitton at Place Vendome in Paris, a Cheval Blanc hotel in Paris, and Dior flagships in Seoul and Beijing.
In partnership with Marino’s team, we procured some of the rarest marble from Italy, France, Spain, Greece, and Brazil for CityCentre Las Vegas. CityCenter is a 16.797-million sq ft mixed-use, urban complex on 76 acres located on the Las Vegas Strip. It is known as a world-class destination for leisure and entertainment.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for Hudson Yards
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), has built some of the world’s most technically and environmentally advanced buildings and significant public spaces. SOM’s multidisciplinary practice works across a range of scales and project types, providing services in Architecture, Building Services/MEP Engineering, Digital Design, Graphics, Interior Design, Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Sustainable Design and Urban Design & Planning. Some of their most notable projects include the Busan Lotte Town Tower inBusan, South Korea, One Bangkok in Bangkok, the Burj Jumeirah in Dubai, and the The Walt Disney Company, New York City headquarters. Among these prestigious projects is 35 Hudson Yards.
35 Hudson Yards is a mixed-use tower with world-class amenities and impressive design. The tower comprises 143 private condos, an Equinox fitness club and spa, office space, and retail on the ground floor. The building is clad in limestone and glass, and the luxurious interiors were built with utmost attention to detail. In the hotel, all guest rooms and hotel-level corridors feature marble and stone by Samfet.