Here is a nice write up by our friends at Lithos Design – we have used their incredible marble on several of our 86′ Sanlorenzo marbles…
__________________________________________Marble in the sea
Rigel by Lithos Design Primes decorates the Sanlorenzo 86 Yacht by combining marble and light.
Amongst the high-range proposals of Italian shipyard Sanlorenzo is the SL86 Yacht. This mega-yacht has also been designed in a version tailored to the US market with the interior design signed by American designer Marty Lowe. Inspired by the tradition of marble from Carrara where the shipyard is located, Lowe used big marble slabs to decorate the interiors and the external lounge area, focusing on the lightness and luminosity of the spaces. Wide windows, an open staircase, light colours and carefully-studied lighting create an ample, welcoming space which ensures guests maximum comfort.
The designer’s keyword is “light” and this is why the Le Pietre Luminose collection by Lithos Design Primes was chosen to decorate the living space with great elegance and style, creating a luminous ‘backstage’ area behind the dining space, which becomes the focal point of the open space.
The Le Pietre Luminose collection Rigel is one of the eight models of back-lit modular 3-dimensional stone coverings, where light drives the design and the design directs the light into fascinating luminous and ornamental effects.
The collection has been created from the sophisticated combination of design, the processing of surfaces across three dimensions, and thorough research into illumination techniques applied to the translucent properties of marble.
With Le Pietre Luminose, walls spring to life. Light enchants and enhances every facet of the design, goes all over and reveals every difference in the slope, in the thickness and in the cut of the stone, highlighting the multiplicity of the worked surfaces. Light penetrates and passes through the natural element, revealing its most sensual and intimate soul. As a result, the marble is fully revealed, it shows off the harmony of its inner layers, and it displays unexpected colours as it returns a soft and suffused light to its surroundings, which in turn acquire a strong scenic personality of their own.
With a strong impact even without back-lighting, the models produce maximum expression when back light and grazing light are combined. Each module – measuring 60x60cm – comes equipped with a luminaire that contains an independent light source (available either in the fluorescent or the LED version), in order to ensure that normal maintenance is practical and easy. Furthermore, the independent light source included in each module ensures that the back-lighting is uniform, so that the aesthetic result is impeccable.