Branik Stone Trays - Small Rectangle
Precious stones, created by the mother earth, carefully selected by Agata Knorowska. Designed and cut into enjoyable shapes in her Warsaw atelier, where pieces of marble, travertine and quartzite become functional, everyday objects. Branik trays bring aesthetic pleasure to your interior and boost your everyday mood. Truly timeless... Made from million year-old stones... Build a collection for generations.
Each scalloped stone tray has leather or suede cushioning on underside to protect your surfaces.
4.75” x 7” x .75”
Beige Onyx + Rainbow Onyx: Onyx, a member of the chalcedony family, takes its name from the Greek word “onux,” meaning “fingernail.” According to Roman mythology, Cupid clipped the fingernails of the goddess Venus while she slept. To immortalize every part of her body, the fates transformed the clippings to stone.
Verde Alpi marble: An exquisite Italian marble. A beautiful blackish green marbling with a dark green background embellished with shades of lighter green. White and yellow veins run through this fine green marble, making it truly exclusive.Because of the ornamental appearance of this green veined marble, it is used not only for floors and walls, but also for luxury objects, finishes, and inlays.
Travertine: The name ‘travertine’ is actually just a corrupted version of travertine’s Latin name, lapis tiburtinus, which means ‘Tibur Stone.’ This is because travertine was first found in vast deposits by the ancient Romans in the city of Tibur, which is now known as Tivoli. Even today, Tivoli is one of the world’s leading travertine producers. Another important travertine deposit was found at Guidonia Montecelio. With these large caches of travertine, Classical Rome was built. Travertine was used in everything from temples and baths, to aqueducts and amphitheaters. The famous Colosseum was, in fact, built almost exclusively from travertine. In was Marcus Vitruvius Pollio who first wrote about travertine, and the ancient Turkish city of Hierapolis (which means ‘sacred city’ and was claimed to have been founded by the god Apollo himself) was built almost entirely out of travertine.
Travertine is a type of limestone, which is formed from calcium carbonate sediments such as calcite and aragonite. Limestone turns into travertine in places such as hot springs, where mineral rich water permeates the limestone, and the carbon dioxide that it releases causes the stone to become porous travertine. Travertine can be found in geothermally heated springs and limestone caves all over the world, but most of the travertine that we use for flooring is imported from Italy, Turkey, and Mexico.