I am presenting this photograph of a stone foyer floor clad in Silver Cloud travertine to point out some attributes of stone and its remarkable qualities originating from the bedrock of the earth. I chose this picture as an illustration because it is on the aggressive end of the variation spectrum. It is an Italian material from a small family owned quarry.
Silver Cloud makes a very strong design statement, albeit a very beautiful one. Its’ remarkable beauty is from the strength of its’ linear configuration. The material feels like delicate layering of silver leaf. No attempt has been made in the installation to purposely line up the strata layers. Yet, the floor flows beautifully across the space. The gray, beige and cream palette as well as the’ porous texture of the Sliver Cloud creates a space that celebrates pattern.