Now it’ time to start selecting materials! And of course, I have to start with the marble. And of course, I stumbled onto something extraordinary! This is a Bardiglio Nuvolato marble from the Crestola quarry in Carrara, one of the great classic historic quarries that source the Calacatta and Carrara marbles that are so admired. The Bardiglio classification describes the dominance of the grey carbon tinting over the white calcite.

Here is the slab layout for the kitchen island and counter.

marble layout



The Crestola quarry.