Stone in the Versailles Pattern provides a critical type of design flexibility that is an enviable addition to any interior design plan. As you can see in the imagery above, the pattern is capable of evoking both an 18th century French elegance and an open, airy architectural style that is so in demand within fashion forward circles today.
Also referred to as the French pattern, the Versailles usually consists of four sizes and shapes that work together from a modular and repetitive standpoint. In the image below, those sizes and shapes are: 8”x8”, 16”x16”, 16”x24”, and 8”x16”. All in a thickness of 1/2 inch with all dimensions being nominal
It is commonly accepted that this somewhat unique flooring configuration has its historic roots in The Palace of Versailles. Originally a humble hunting lodge outside of Paris, the Palace became a symbol of absolutism and the French ancien regime by the time of the French Revolution in the 18th century. Politics aside, Versailles featured the famous “Hall of Mirrors”, intricate gardens and pressurized water fountains that still intrigue visitors today.
The history of Marble Systems shows a persistent effort to link the essential style of European traditions with current design sensibilities. Here we are in the summer of 2014 and the company continues to search for that beau ideal. Let this blog post to act as a preview for two new collections.
Please stay tuned for the launch of Diana Royal- Pave Antico and Skyline-Pave Antico, both of which will feature the Versailles Pattern and a very intriguing stone finish. More to come on that finish in this space, but until then thanks for reading.