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Carrara marble and Cinema

Carrara marble and Cinema

Sono numerosi i film girati a Carrara con protagoniste le cave e il marmo. Ne abbiamo selezionati tre tra i più celebri.
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Why we use the terms “Calacatta” and “Bettogli”

Why we use the terms “Calacatta” and “Bettogli”

Il marmo di Carrara ha una storia millenaria che affonda le radici all’epoca romana quando era comunemente noto come marmo lunense.
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5 of the most famous Carrara marble achitectural works in the world

5 of the most famous Carrara marble achitectural works in the world

Carrara marble has been used in architecture for centuries. It is rooted in the Roman age with the first architectural uses and the artistic ones. Over two thousand years of history have given humanity architectural masterpieces made of marble throughout the ages. From the religious to the civil context, passing through major works privately commissioned.
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Why is Carrara marble so famous worldwide?

Why is Carrara marble so famous worldwide?

Carrara marble is famous all over the world for its unique features and it is associated with the most important architecture and art works.
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The tiles: marble in Europe from the 16th century

The tiles: marble in Europe from the 16th century

Although Carrara marble was already known for its uses in architecture and art, during the sixteenth century it experienced a new season of distribution throughout Europe thanks to the tiles commonly called "marmette" or "quadrette".
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Carrara marble on the Grand Tours

Carrara marble on the Grand Tours

Carrara marble is a cultural bridge that crosses boundaries and goes beyond oceans. From the earliest times of the Roman world to the age of globalization, marble has been synonymous of excellence, beauty and uniqueness.
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The luxury and sustainability of marble even

The luxury and sustainability of marble even "on board"

On the boat, where everything is designed for the maximum comfort of guests and for a top sailing experience, the excellence characterising our Made in Italy is increasingly the master, becoming the protagonist of these exclusive moments of freedom and pure contact with nature.
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Marble Architecture: discovering MAMAC – Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Nice

Marble Architecture: discovering MAMAC – Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Nice

Considered one of the most important contemporary art exhibition centres in the South of France, the Mamac was designed by the architects Yves Bayard and Henri Vidal in the late 80s.
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The FUM headquarters expands: the new hall C1

The FUM headquarters expands: the new hall C1

Ultimato nel 2021, il padiglione C1 è l’ultimo nato del quartier generale ed è stato progettato da Giuseppe Venuta.
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Openbox Architects designs with marble and integrates architecture with the landscape: the Marble House in Thailand

Openbox Architects designs with marble and integrates architecture with the landscape: the Marble House in Thailand

A contemporary and evolutionary use of marble characterises Openbox’s approach to this project  and defines the unique character of this dwelling, perfectly integrated with the surrounding landscape.
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Eros table by Angelo Mangiarotti

Eros table by Angelo Mangiarotti

With its natural uniqueness, through the centuries marble has often been used by great architects and sculptors for its exclusive characteristics of durability and versatility.
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Born in Carrara

Born in Carrara

What is the essence of Carrara marble? A millennia-long history, the genius of the artists, the excellence of the great architecture, the skill of the best craftsmen and the authenticity of being natural and sustainable.
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Fili Pari: marble dust become fabric

Fili Pari: marble dust become fabric

Today we meet Fili Pari, the first fashion-tech startup to develop a collection of outerwear for women using the innovative material MARM \ MORE®
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The Marble Railway

The Marble Railway

Even though today it seems incredible, there was a time when the marble of Carrara was carried down from the mountain on a steep iron path used by locomotives and carriages of the Private Marble Railway of Carrara.
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