kaufman red zebra

Stone Stories: Oriental or European? Leave a comment

This counter in Kaufman Red Zebra, with its distinctive vein pattern adds a dash of color to any space. The stone can be used as a highlight against a neutral background, like in the case of this Forbes Park residence. It could also be mixed with other dark marbles in a highly ornamental chevron pattern, in the manner of famed Hollywood designer Kelly Wearstler who is known for her “more is more” design philosophy. In the Philippine setting, tastes lean towards the conservative, as is depicted in this archival project photo from the early 2000.

The Red Zebra Marble in this prestigious project is paired with a turned solid cream travertine sink which is delicately carved out of a solid block of natural stone. Million Dollar Italian high speed drilling machines are connected to CAD computer systems which are used to 3D print/carve the rough blocks into this luxury bowl.

The combination of the red and beige produces a particular effect which can be taken in two possible directions. If paired with brass fittings and dark wood, the look can produce an effect leaning towards the oriental. If a European theme is desired, the Red Zebra can be paired with acid antiqued beveled mirrors, velvets, gold leaf and ornate wallpaper. In the case of the latter, the look would be received as French inspired.

Whichever direction you decide to take, the stone is perfectly fine in either concept. To Kaufman Stone, we are here to help our clients attain the effect they desire. So long as our clients achieve their design dreams, we are happy to be part of the process.

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