Italian and Spanish Ceramic Design Inspiration


In 1518 when Michael Angelo went to Cervaiola quarry, on Tuscany’s Mount Altissimo he discovered his idea of perfect marble. In his opinion it was more precious than the famous nearby Carrara marble. However, Cervaiola was very hard to reach. For many years there after he tried to open up a road to Cervaiola so he could take advantage of the Statuario marble and finish the façade of the San Lorenzo Church in Florence. Unfortunately, he never managed to complete his dream! Fortunately, TAU have been able to replicate this Statuario marble in 45x90cm named TORANO. With its glazed surface, whether Polished or Natural finish, there is no sealing required unlike that of the real stone Michael Angelo was wanting to harvest.