Marble is close to our hearts at Diespeker, after all, we’ve been working with this beautiful natural material for over 140 years! So when a client loves it as much as we do, we’re always delighted.
Gruff Architects created a single storey extension to a South London home for an owner with a cinematic eye for design. The concept featured a monochrome palette throughout, with a pop of colour in the hallway flooring, an unusual and striking parquet-style design showcasing four different marbles.
The idea came from the client’s love of a distinctive floor in the Céline Concept Store, Mount Street, London – which uses a variety of marbles cut into long, rectangular tiles to create a truly unusual and luxurious effect.
For the South London floor, the creative brought a different twist, with the marble slabs installed at an angle to create a unique herringbone parquet design. The client visited Diespeker with Gruff Architects to pick out the marbles, choosing Pentelikon, Bianco Fantastico, Rosso Levanto and Verde Guatemala to give a mix of grey, white, red and green hues.
Back to the monochrome and for the kitchen Diespeker supplied stunning Calacatta marble for an oversized island of 2500 by 900mm with cut outs for two sinks and two taps. Calacatta marble is distinctive, typically white and grey with bold veining which creates a dramatic yet timeless effect. For this piece, Diespeker also installed front and end panels to give a solid appearance, with the front panel including a streak of rust in the marble’s natural veining.
Diespeker also provided Gruff’s client with a practical, stylish Calacatta marble chopping board to match the island, and a stylish desk top in the grey Penteklion marble.
The full project features in the August issue of Elle Decoration.
Architects: Gruff Architects
Photographer: Chris Snook