''Iktinos Marmaron'' Spiros Soulis Design
Living Postcards |
| 22 March 2016
Contemporary design meets up with a totally enduring material.A new proposal in the realm of architecture and design, devoted completely to this precious material, created by the Iktinos Hellas company, a pioneer in the field of marble for four decades now.
Employing as tools a profound knowledge of the material and top-quality contemporary design, Iktinos Marmaron and the prominent architect Spiros Soulis, demonstrate the inexhaustible possibilities of marble, supplying new forms and developing innovative uses. Through ranges of objects of high aesthetics value, avant-garde applications, integrated design and construction of furnishings and premises, entirely made out of marble and natural stone, Iktinos Marmaron invites you to change the way of looking at this precious material and discover its contemporary face.
A natural material of enduring value, resilience, and unlimited potential which from the time of its first discovery down to the present has been associated with emblematic expressions of architecture and art.
Every kind of marble is unique and bears the 'signature' of its origin. Its individual colourings and quality characteristics are due to its mineralogical composition and its natural process of formation, making it one of Nature's works of art.
Iktinos Marmaron makes it possible to choose from more than 200 marble types and natural rock formations of exceptional beauty, from Greece and all over the world, which meet the needs of any use or application.
The philosophy of design is inspired both by the natural properties of the material, such as resilience and plasticity, and by the authentic values sculpted by Hellenism: the measure, reason, and simplicity. All this has been transubstantiated into contemporary and functional design imprinted on objects which are for daily use, but which are in essence unique. The journey of transformation starts out with the extraction of bulk marble in the quarries and is completed with the faultless finishing of details on a small scale. The design, the approach to each use, and the ergonomics serve as basic guides on this journey.
By means of processes of shaping of the mass and details in design and construction which make the marble seem lightweight, we create an appropriate visual result while preserving all the attributes of the material.