Branik Stone Trays - Square
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.
Small: 5” x 5” x .75”
Large: 9.5” x 9.5” x 1”
Taj Mahal is a Brazilian quartzite, which holds a close resemblance to elegant pearly marbles , but has the durability of granite. Taj Mahal begins as sandstone under the earth's crust and gradually becomes quartzite under extremely high pressure and temperature conditions, giving incredible durability to this natural stone.
The Carrara Marble, as other types of marble, is a metamorphic rock made from microscopically small calcium carbonate crystals. This rock was formed by metamorphosis, that means that the former rock has got a complete new crystalline structure due to high pressure and/or variations in temperature, so, ultimately, the rock has been fundamentally changed. In the particular case of Carrara Marble you can say that the original rock was similar to the present lime soil of the big coral reefs in the tropical oceans. The transformation took place during the Early Jurassic (190 million years ago), when big parts of today’s North Tuscany were flooded; lime sediment deposited on the sea bottom and then formed a carboniferous platform.
Carrara marble has been used since the time of Ancient Rome In the 17th and 18th centuries, the marble quarries were monitored by the Cybo and Malaspina families who ruled over Massa and Carrara. The family created the "Office of Marble" in 1564 to regulate the marble mining industry.The city of Massa, in particular, saw much of its plan redesigned (new roads, plazas, intersections, pavings) in order to make it worthy of an Italian country's capital.