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Rustic Italo-American Hearth for California Mountain Living

Rustic Italo-American Hearth for California Mountain Living

October 10, 2016

Our latest custom stone + wood project is a contemporary rustic hearth in a modern California mountain home. Like all of our projects, this one is unique and embodies our philosophy of Custom Beauty in Any Size.

Working around the original placement of the wood stove and concrete setting, we used a blend of hickory wood and classic Italian travertine stone to create a multi-dimensional backsplash in this rustic California home. Protruding rectangular shelves give the checkered wall an added spatial element, while the handmade benches designed of metal and wood were made specifically to enhance the ambiance of the hearth and its new setting.

The best part about this project was that Daniele was given a budget and complete creative freedom by the client. Although it was a small project compared to some of our work, as it unfolded, the hearth became a true labor of love. Our goal was to create an inviting setting that embodied the beauty of the Tuscan countryside and the preciseness of Italian design. The result was a unique expression of Tuscan heritage, handcrafted artisanship, and California mountain living.

We strive for perfection, down to the smallest detail. Our tiles have a border of 1/16th inch and our tile placement is strategic. Under the practiced hand of Daniele, a second generation Italian stone carver, the natural grains in the wood and the innate color fluctuations and veining in the stone guide our tile placement. Even the light switch was manipulated to add texture to the wall. Beauty is paramount, but functionality is just as important.

The attention to detail and creativity in this home project showcases our driving philosophy: Custom Beauty in Any Size.

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Contemporist Article Features Stunning ONDA Bathtub

Contemporist Article Features Stunning ONDA Bathtub

June 7, 2016

Contemporist.com, a community that celebrates contemporary culture, focused on architecture, design, art and travel, featured our Onda Bathtub today in their article, “8 Stunning Examples Of Bathtubs Made From Solid Stone.” Thank you, Contemporist!

 

Hot Italian Kitchens by Vaselli

Hot Italian Kitchens by Vaselli

July 1, 2015

Meet Vaselli. Our partner and a family-owned company in the heart of Tuscany with century-long experience in crafting quality natural stone into pieces that tell stories about the work of nature over generations. Vaselli’s newest kitchen concepts–OCO, SIDER, and CAEDO–are distinctive and innovative kitchen systems that blend natural materials of stone, wood, and composites into your own culinary laboratory.

Characterized by beauty, craftsmanship, and expertise, each of Vaselli’s kitchen concepts is completely customizable to create your dream kitchen. The OCO Kitchen, with options for a built-in stove, sink, and drawers, is a flexible modular system customized for your kitchen space. SIDER, a kitchen island made of travertine with a wooden base and a Tuscan farmhouse feel, is available in two styles: smooth top or with a sink. CAEDO, an ultra modern kitchen island with a White Carrara marble top and concrete doors, is made of pure Italian marble and a sustainable concrete composite that uses recycled stone materials.

Vaselli unveiled its new line of modular kitchen concepts earlier this year at Milano Design Week.

Meet MARMI SERAFINI, Our Newest Italian Partner

Meet MARMI SERAFINI, Our Newest Italian Partner

April 17, 2015

For more than two generations, Marmi Serafini, our newest Italian natural stone partner, has specialized in working marble and stone. Like all of our partners in Italy, Marmi Serafini uses the finest materials that nature has to offer and employs techniques that draw on the exceptional local stoneworking culture in Italy and the Made in Italy tradition. Like our own team, the Serafini group offers the flexibility of a small company combined with the decades of experience required to provide complete, personalized service.

We are excited to partner with this creative, authentic Italian stone design company.

Together, The Vero Stone and Marmi Serafini are set on making your world beautiful.

 

Meet Marmi Serafini  

BOAT Tub & LE CAVE Featured in Architectural Digest

BOAT Tub & LE CAVE Featured in Architectural Digest

March 5, 2015

The March edition of Architectural Digest featured The Vero Stone’s BOAT tub and LE CAVE bathroom system. The magazine did a multi-page spread on Director Michael Bay’s L.A. digs, a stunning three-story residence, originally conceived by architect Chad Oppenheim and realized by the architecture firm Rios Clementi Hale Studios and interior designer Lorraine Letendre, with additional work by decorator Lynda Murray. The project took Hollywood filmmaker Bay (known for blockbusters like Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, and the Transformers series) 4 years in the making and resulted in a spectacular masterpiece 30,000 square feet.

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Find us in Portland!

Find us in Portland!

January 24, 2014

The Vero Stone is pleased to announce our expansion to Portland, Oregon. With our focus on craftsmanship and our expanding collaboration with one of America’s top luxury designers, Portland-based J Lamb Studio, and visionary artist and glass gallery, Ian Gilula and Elements Glass, The Vero Stone will soon be opening our newest office in the west coast’s fastest growing city, Portland, Oregon.

Why Portland?  First off, it’s a hub for the arts and cultural activities, offering local art scenes, shows, and events plus initiatives for sustainability and design innovation. Our new urban paradise, apart from offering the best cuisine north of San Francisco, also hosts major design and architecture events. Second, like us, Portland area citizens have a deep appreciation for artisanship, contemporary design, and ecologically sustainable products.

Leveraging the collaborative nature of the contemporary design culture in Portland, we have forged relationships with local artisans who are doing amazing things with materials such as glass, wood, and metal.  Together we are creating innovative concepts that combine hand chiseled Italian natural stone elements with these other artisan materials for a fascinating variety of interior and exterior applications. Right now we are focused on our main project for the year – the grand opening of a collaborative showroom in downtown Portland where we’ll showcase our Vero-Lamb signature line and other collaborative works.

There’s more for The Vero Stone beyond Portland.  In 2014, owner Daniele Degli Esposti is looking to strengthen our presence in New York, San Francisco, Miami, and Dallas.  If you are interested in learning more about opportunities to partner with The Vero Stone, please email us.

Nexus of Design Genius

Nexus of Design Genius

January 15, 2014

Every once in a great while, two geniuses intersect in a meeting so rare and serendipitous, it can only be described as a strike of lightning. Such was the first meeting between Italian artisan stone carver, Daniele Degli Esposti, and architectural designer Jeffrey Lamb, of Portland, Oregon when they met five years ago at the PCBC in San Francisco.

Daniele Degli Esposti has crafted hand-cut works of art as a master stone carver for 20 years, creating architectural art pieces including columns, sinks, benches, arches, fireplaces, and capitals, with a specialization in stone flooring. Daniele’s enduring, artistic stonework can be found throughout Italy and California, with design locations as diverse as Siena, San Gimignano, Florence, Sonoma, and San Francisco. Daniele’s creativity, combined with his rare gift for sensing the veins, colors, and inherent shape of the stone has made him one of the most sought-after stone carvers in the world, producing works that can stand proudly next to those of history.

Jeffrey Lamb boasts more than 25 years of experience in high-end architectural design, including the Del Castello loft and gallery and The Metropolitan building, both in Portland, Oregon. In 1991, Jeff embarked on a 12-week travel fellowship to Italy, a country that had always held his interest as a locus of timeless design. His time there studying Carlo Scarpa’s work proved very influential in his future designing, prompting his focus on the artful combination of disparate materials and textures. Jeff, now the Director of Design at Lamb Design Studios, is a genius at dramatically crafted interior spaces with a passion for totality in design. He focuses on the way every detail influences the construction and feel of the whole. The acclaimed designer has a reputation for utilizing only the very best people in every field to realize each piece of his designs; he has a passion for quality and pure excellence and a dynamic, forward-thinking approach.

When Daniele and Jeff met, they quickly discovered that they shared a passion for turning common interior spaces into lasting works of art. They also spoke at length on the fact that when it came to stone, there was really nothing apart from standard slabs available for sinks in the U.S. A partnership was born, and now, these two legendary artists have come together to design a product line that makes true stone artistry available to the U.S. and represents the best combination of their unique talents: The Vero-Lamb line. This artisan bath line brings the best of a combined nearly 50 years of design experience into a stunning collection of functional art, each piece of which will augment the quality and grandeur of any interior space.

When two artists this talented and this preeminent in their fields come together to create great art, it creates a shining moment in design history. Lightning has struck the design world, and Daniele Degli Esposti and Jeffrey Lamb are at the center of the flame.

New line from Dedalo astounds

New line from Dedalo astounds

September 24, 2013

Sculptural and enchanting, the newest line from Dedalo is the epitome of contemporary design. Offering an array of wash basins, tubs, and shower trays in Italian marble, Dedalo astounds with its ingenuous blend of modern technology and the eternal elements of nature, where clouds, waves, earth, and sky infuse the spirit of Dedalo’s newest collection.

Known for its weightless technology, which renders hand-crafted marble pieces to weights 3 to 5 times lower than the same products in ceramic, Dedalo astounds the industry with its innovative take on the modern bathroom. Solid pieces of marble, each hand selected from quarries in Tuscany, are carefully shaped into elegant works of art.

Dedalo unveils its newest creations this week at the Cersaie Expo in Bologna, Italy. See all of the new Dedalo products here.

Cersaie Expo kicks off in Bologna

Cersaie Expo kicks off in Bologna

September 23, 2013

From September 23-27, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings (CERSAIE) will rock the streets of Bologna, Italy. Building on its theme of “building, dwelling, thinking,” CERSAIE brings together more than 900 exhibitors and over 4,000 attendees from more than 30 countries to celebrate the art of bathroom and tile furnishings.Offering conferences and seminars led by leaders in architecture and design, and world renowned keynote speakers, CERSAIE is attended by all of the major artisan stone companies in Italy, including all of The Vero Stone’s partners – Vaselli Spirito Pietra, Ranieri Pietra Lavica, Arredo Dipietra, and Dedalo.

Last year, Dedalo thrilled the CERSAIE audience with its sleek and seductive Hydra bathtub, with its curvy Carrara marble bottom and clear glass walls. This year, the ambitious, innovative stone company will reveal over 10 new products, including the Fiume shower tray and the Onda and Nuvola bathtubs, made to complement the sinks with the same name. Dedalo will also introduce its new line of glass sinks and lighted mirrors.

Follow us on Twitter to stay tuned in to Dedalo’s expo at Cersaie.

Home spa anyone? Vaselli bathtubs featured in AJC

Home spa anyone? Vaselli bathtubs featured in AJC

June 23, 2013

The Vero Stone made the cover again, this time on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In its HomeFinder edition today, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution featured two bathtubs from The Vero Stone — Boat in classic travertine by Vaselli and System Two in graphite by Vaselli. In her article, “Let your tub make a splash,” Linda Jerkins offers bathroom renovation tips to remodelers and explains how choosing a free-standing tub can help your bathroom feel more spa-like. Home spa anyone?

LUXE Interiors + Design and showroom Tuo Sogno show off Lava Stone

LUXE Interiors + Design and showroom Tuo Sogno show off Lava Stone

June 5, 2013

La Jolla showroom Tuo Sogno will feature The Vero Stone’s natural and glazed lava stone samples by Ranieri Pietra Lavica at their Grand Opening event tomorrow, June 6. Co-sponsored by Luxe Interiors + Design of San Diego, the dreamy event will treat guests to cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while they view the showroom’s newest and most glamorous collections.

When:

Thursday, June 6  5:30pm-8:30pm

Where:

7661 Girard Ave., La Jolla, CA

For more information:

Call (858) 459-4123

Lava Stone now available at West Hollywood’s Pacific Design Center

Lava Stone now available at West Hollywood’s Pacific Design Center

May 28, 2013

When we walked into Creative Environments Inc. a few months ago on a whim, we were absolutely delighted with the gracious welcome we received from Denise and her sister. What started as a brief introduction turned into a long discussion on the quality of Italian stone, the applications you can achieve with our products and material, and highlights from projects we’ve done around the world.

We’re excited to announce that CEI is now showing our natural and glazed lava stone by Ranieri Pietra Lavica. Quarried from Italy’s Mt. Vesuvius near Pompeii and glazed at the base of the mountain in kilns over 1000 ° celsius, The Vero Stone lava stone is a modern take on an 1800s classic.

CEI has been at its West Hollywood location in the Pacific Design Center since 1996. The showroom specializes in high-quality tile and natural stone flooring, fireplaces, fountains, and glass panels.

Where:  8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069

To contact the showroom staff, call (310) 652-3713.

Private chapel in travertine project submitted to Coverings 2013 CID Awards

Private chapel in travertine project submitted to Coverings 2013 CID Awards

March 1, 2013

Today The Vero Stone proudly announces our first submission to this year’s Coverings Installation and Design (CID) Awards competition. To demonstrate our expertise with architectural design in stone, we completed a custom travertine chapel in northern California on a private winery.

Winners will be announced at the Coverings Expo on April 29, 2013.

Introducing The Vero Stone

Introducing The Vero Stone

February 5, 2013

Making its debut in the U.S. market, The Vero Stone emerges as the top Italian stone provider in North America, representing world-renowned brands like Vaselli, Dedalo, Arredo Dipietra, and Ranieri, with plans to add more designer brands later this year.

Exclusive product galleries at The Vero Stone website showcase elegant pieces hand chiseled from natural Italian stone, including solid travertine, marble, and pietra lavica (lava stone) from Italy’s most renowned quarries in Rapolano Terme, Carrara, and Mt. Vesuvius.

Select boutique showrooms from San Francisco to New York will partner with The Vero Stone to carry pieces made for bath, kitchen, outdoor, and recreational use. Introducing the luxury of hand chiseled natural stone pieces to residential, urban, and professional clients across the country, The Vero Stone translates the beauty of Italian stone and design to modern American applications.