A Match Made In Heaven: Book-matched Marble
11 July 2018
When the developers of 1000M tapped Kara Mann to design the building’s residential interiors and common areas, they knew the results would be just as bold as Helmet Jahn’s daring architecture. While Mann has become a go-to designer in the luxury residential market, she still maintains the rock-and-roll edginess that landed her high-profile jobs like Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop popup in Chicago and the Hotel Chelsea makeover in Manhattan.
At 1000M, one of Mann’s more fashionable choices is the book-matched marble backsplashes in the condominium kitchens. Book-matching is a technique that takes two mirror-image pieces of marble and sets them side by side, giving the appearance of an open book. Book-matching emphasizes unique veining and patterns in the marble and creates a more interesting, custom look. Architectural Digest noted that the “recently popular trend towards book-matched marble…is the material at its most statement-making.”
“It’s a very dramatic effect, especially in a contemporary space where the book-matched stone gives the look and feel of something hand-crafted and timeless,” said Mann.
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