Can you imagine the Taj Mahal’s beauty in any other material than the Makrana Marble?
According to the Times of India (TOI), Makrana marble earned the glorious honor with the International Union of Geological Science where they listed it as a Global Heritage Stone Resource. This monumental designation symbolises the international recognition of this natural stone due to its global utilisation. Taj Mahal, one of the prominent works with Makrana has been a testimonial to this material’s detailed-oriented impact and finesse. One might question, why Makrana of all the materials?
The huge white marble used in the Taj was procured from southwest of Jaipur from a place called Makrana, hence the name. The location was four hundred kilometers away from the Taj Mahal’s site. In order to transport it, the stonecutter had to rent trollers and logs cut with great precision. Agra had an abundance of red brick material, seen in various architectural structures like the Humayun Tomb, Red Fort, and many more during that era. So why was Makrana chosen over everything else that was easy to procure, especially in times where cranes and trucks had no existence?
The material’s unparalleled beauty and timelessness were the reason behind it. The epic historic event required an equally eternal material that would stand the test of time and make this story of love, immortal.
Tajmahal is not only known for its beauty but equally for its craftsmanship and architectural planning. Even in times of a natural calamity, the minarets would collapse in the landscape and not affect the tomb. Thus, it is a symbol of progressive and precise architecture that was thought years ahead of its time. Makrana marble elevates the design quality and durability to resonate with the structure’s true intentions. Even in an adverse waterlogged condition, the Tajmahal has survived in its true glory for over 390 years while the Makrana is countering the harsh climatic conditions.
Celebrating the heritage of white through Architecture…
Architecture is personal, be it our residences or daily visit to the offices, our surroundings affect our psychology. In such scenarios, you need spaces as well as materials that would surpass time. From the heritage era to the new age, architecture has always aimed to achieve designs that remained classic.
Colours come and go. White is forever.
The white marble range by Stonex introduces the infinite possibilities in design to create architecture and spaces that are timeless, just like the ethereal Makrana marble. It celebrates the historic heritage and symbolism of using white to create contemporary architecture that honours the past.
People often perceive white as an out of reach and expensive affair, with Stonex’s white marble, that is not the case. Honouring the monumental legacy of Makrana, Stonex’s whites pay homage to the precision, fine detailing and rich aesthetics of the heritage era.
Statuario: A peek into the future where white is timeless…
Suiting every type of decor, Staturio is one of the finest marbles. Found in the mountain quarries of Italy, this marble has a high demand and limited availability. It has a unique set of aesthetic properties through minimal veins and undertones is what makes this marble a must-have. Executing the features of opulent luxury with timelessness, Statuario is the new-age Makrana Marble.
Its versatility designs allow it to have dynamic applicability, from the indoors to the outdoors. Statuario has sheen transparency with a compact structuring. Right from the historic times, Statuario has been used to even carve sculptures from a single block. Many of Michelangelo’s and Antonio Canova’s works are a reflection of Staturio’s impeccable usage.
Today this material has proven to be the best replacement for Makrana to express magnificence and grandeur. It can be used in various spaces in a large tile format or even as a book-matched wall panel or in backsplashes. It is also used as a countertop slab for kitchens. It is also available in a wide range of textures and finishes at an affordable range. To know more about Statuario Marble, please call us at +91 11 4949 4444
Taking the legacy of Makrana marble ahead, Statuario is the new-age design element that exudes a timeless sophistication taking you back to the monumental age of opulent heritage.
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