Architect Andrea Laudini's project for a flat in the centre of Treviso

Being unique and original pieces is the most fascinating gift that natural stones can give interior designers, architects who choose to use them for their work. Each slab, each block is different. Veining, shading, striations, colours are never the same. Those who know the quarries and the quarryman's trade are then able to guide the cutting phases and obtain the maximum aesthetic beauty from the stone material. Quarrymen and cutters work together with architects and designers to find the stones that best meet their needs and design concept. The human presence is typical of the manual work that revolves around quarrying and accompanies the creation of buildings and objects at every stage of the process, from design to finished work. To the architect's professional competence is added the value of the relationship, of the confrontation with stone experts. A relationship that makes the project more alive, capable of communicating universal and recognisable qualities over time.

A common philosophy

This same philosophy unites architect Andrea Laudini, the author of this project, and Antolini, a Verona-based company that has been selecting and processing natural stone for over 60 years, enhancing its characteristics and beauty. In the centre of Treviso, natural stone inspires the designer's work in this flat and, as in a symphony, architectural and furnishing elements are harmoniously mixed, elegantly defining each room. The space takes on an original, unrepeatable appearance resulting from the use of natural stone.

In the kitchen, unexpected geometries

A strong, resistant material, stone proves malleable in blending into its context, slab after slab. The result is an interior design project in which each room becomes unique. Dalmata is the marble chosen to characterise the kitchen: the large island and one of the niche walls. Majestic with its optical alternation of black and white, this natural stone belonging to Antolini's Exclusive Collection catches the eye because its flow gives unexpected geometries. A natural work of art selected with care and passion for an ambience that is pure, fluid and harmonious.

For the table top

The living area continues with the suggestion of other natural stones, with Patagonia Original "Extra", the exclusive natural quartz by Antolini chosen for the dining room table top and a scenic wall at the back of the staircase where the backlighting is evocative of what only nature has the power to create.

For the wall housing the staircase

This stone that nature has amalgamated over millions of years, combining crystals, feldspars and black tourmaline, is presented in a succession of white geometries, black shadows and grey. Its natural spectacularity becomes a distinctive element in the essential and modern minimalism of the staircase element and its surroundings.

Refined balance between indoor and outdoor

To give continuity between indoor and outdoor spaces, in an elegant interplay of imperceptible geometric figures, architect Laudini's choice was a quartzite, Taj Mahal, capable of enhancing a refined balance between classic and modern.