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OMA’s Qatar National Library opens in Doha

Dutch architecture firm OMA has completed its Qatar National Library building in Doha, which features tiers of marble bookcases set within a single open-plan space. The OMA-designed building, which...

Sculptors from around the world to meet in Turkey’s Adana

Preparations for the International Adana Sculpture Symposium, which will be organized for the fourth time this year between Oct. 15 and Nov. 5, have...

Carrara marble and millennial wood: here is the 2 million euro table

Presented at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, it was designed by the artist Helidon Xhixha and created by 12 Italian companies What does a...

In Italy, Art Becomes Reality

For centuries the craftspeople of Pietrasanta have translated artists’ ideas into marble and bronze. Franco Cervietti carved his first full-size copy of Michelangelo’s “David” when...

Art gives defunct quarries new life

A US artist has breathed new life into disused quarries through her exhibition of collages, sketches and watercolours. Kate Katomski has put her interest in...

Jaime Hayon explores color through hand blown glass and marble in ChromaticO exhibition

Following his first solo exhibition at Galerie Kreo in 2015, Jaime Hayon presents ChromaticO, a new collection for the gallery that explores color and its ability to...

Luxe kitchen lookswith marble

Marble kitchen surfaces are hot right now. Just scroll through Pinterest, you’ll see luxe marble in pin after pin. There’s no reason to ponder...

Monte Altissimo, home to Michelangelo’s favored marble quarries

Monte Altissimo is famous for the marble quarries where a certain Michelangelo selected the marble for his Renaissance sculpture. Today it’s a place of...

Everything You Need to Know About Having a Marble Countertop

Watch any design show or flip through any home magazine, and you’re likely to see a familiar finish in a perfectly sunlit kitchen: marble countertops. Given...

Laongo: Where African sculptors etch memories, art on granite

Laongo is a haven for African sculptors. There, they carve their artistic thoughts and impressions on natural material- granite. Over 2000 sculpted works assail the visitor...