The marble products of the company from Vicenza used for the restoration of the Juma Mosque in Shamakhi, Azerbaijan

Margraf expands into the markets of Central Asia thanks to an important contract for fine marble for the restoration of the Juma Mosque in Shamakhi, Azerbaijan. The ambitious project, launched by the president Ilham Aliyev and overseen by the architect Elvin Najafov, in close collaboration with the technical division of the company based in Chiampo (Vi), began in 2010 and was completed at the end of 2013. An example of Islamic architecture where the floors made with Margraf marbles evoke the geometric symbols of the Muslim tradition. In particular, the decoration under the central dome, a stylized flower with twelve petals, made with Azul Bahia, is reprised as fretwork in the perimeter borders of the adjacent rooms. In one of the country’s most sacred places, the rosone below the cupola has a central role: the geometric design on a floor in Bianco Laser is enclosed by a floral ring composed of very precious materials like Azul Macaubas, Rosso Francia, Giallo Siena, Giallo d’Oriente, Rosa Portogallo, Monaco Light, Onice Verde and Bianco Sivec. Info: