Dürer made up a rhinoceros from a sketch and description sent to him from Portugal, whither the uncouth creature had been brought in a ship from Goa.
Art Deco Marble
Retail design with natural stone - Maison Ullens, Paris.
Marble chair by IsabelleStanislas
Roman sculpture in Portugal
Mies van der Rohe’s design for the Barcelona Pavilion became an icon for its simplistic structure combined with exotic materials—like marbleized onyx. The veneer was a bold statement in materiality that made Mies’ famous pavilion stand out from other concrete-clad buildings of the nascent modernist movement, and has provided inspiration for Wiel Arets Architects’ recently completed Allianz Headquarters in Zürich. Read more.