WHAT DEFINES “LUXURY”?
Is it an enormous price tag? Is it a famous name holding the title of designer? Or is it something else… And how does the term luxury apply to bespoke bathroom fixtures like marble sinks? It can be a difficult thing to define in any concrete terms because luxury, like style, is subjective. To one person, opulence is luxurious. To another it’s sleek, modern style accompanied by the best of modern design.
One of the first and most easily determined qualities of luxury marble sinks should be design. Marble sinks are available around the world; however, just because a sink is made from marble doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a luxury fixture. If it’s mass-produced, it might still be high-end if it’s made from natural stone, but it’s far from real luxury.
A unique design not found in mass-produced fixtures, is a definitive sign of true luxury. If you can walk into any DIY center and purchase a sink pre-packaged in a box, it’s hardly a luxury fixture. If the same sink can be found in thousands of other homes, it’s definitely not a luxury item. Custom designed marble sinks on the other hand, are without doubt luxury pieces.
Marble is found and quarried around the world; however, not all marble is the same. Some types of marble are ideal for a home’s architectural elements or key bathroom fixtures. Other types are suited for little more than low-end production needs.
Just like the Italian marble which has earned the reputation of being the finest marble in the world, and has been showcased everywhere, Portugal is also well known for the quality and beauty of its natural stones. Portuguese stones are, in fact, since several decades, very much appreciated and exported for projects all over the world.
The Estremoz marble is featured in several colours and veining gradations – Estremoz Branco, Estremoz Creme, Estremoz Rosa, Estremoz venado, etc – which allows to find always an option for each project, while limestones – Lioz, Moleanos, Moca Creme, etc – show off their versatility and durability in reference projects from palaces to more recent projects. Bringing that highest quality stone to a home is the epitome of luxury.
When it comes to luxury marble sinks, the vision of the designer is very important. If the designer is simply attempting to add a bit of flair to a utilitarian fixture, the result will not be “luxury”. Rather, it will be a designer utilitarian fixture. To create luxury out of something so “everyday”, the designer must express his or her vision through the stone, creating something that is at once both a sink and a work of art.
Going beyond designer vision, homeowners too can input their personality into a design through a manufacturer who specializes in customization. Custom designed furniture is the hallmark of every luxury home, but finding an experienced manufacturer can present a challenge.
In Lusorochas we are able to transform your vision in natural stone, putting our experience and know-how at the service of design and customer's desire.
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