Emilgroup brand Provenza takes ancient inspiration for their Unique Bleu collection. Subtly interspersed with fossilised flora and fauna, Belgian Pierre Bleu stone provides the primitive appearance imitated by Provenza’s range. The veining and shade variation present in the limestone recall millions of years past, when what is now Belgium lay beneath a tropical sea.
The collection takes the natural tones of the rocks, which vary from grey, to black, to blue, to provide two refined options in Gris and Anthracite. Each of these are further developed through multiple textures, surface finishes, and stone looks to offer the miximum amount of compositional freedom.
Noble presents a minimal finish with striking contrast, available in the Natural version, and a Lappato Velouté version which offers an additional variant with uneven edges – Brecciato Lappato Velouté. A 3D look is achieved with the Roulée finish which has a grooved and faceted effect that makes it ideal for creative wall effects. Renversée takes a different approach, taking to the underside of the stone with rough decorative marks left by the cutting process.
Ancienne presents the galactic nature of the stone, with swirling tonal variation and flecks of light. The collection also features the Opus Brecciato modular multi-size combinations, with sizes mixed and boxed together for various installation layouts. Opus is available in a mix of 200 by 200mm, 200 by 600mm, 200 by 800mm, 600 by 600mm, and 600 by 800mm, whilst Petit Opus provides a combination of 200 by 200mm and 200 by 300mm pieces.
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