Our photo shows a private bathroom in one of Stockholm’s most noble dwelling areas. For its wall and flooring design, the room was awarded the Pinnacle Award of the Marble Institute of America (MIA).
The stone in question is Statuario Marble of Carrara in a variety with unusually strong veins. And on closer inspection it becomes obvious that the work not only required major lines to be positioned end to end. It was necessary to book-match or end-match subtle structures as well.
The surface area of the bathroom itself is small – almost tiny – what with a mere 20 m² for design of this nature. But that was a particular challenge for the company in charge of the natural stone work since there is no space to step back and gain an overall view. One literally stands nose-to-wall at any given point so inaccuracies are glaringly obvious.
StenCentrum Company of Mölndal, Sweden knows all about such challenges. Architect was Stefan Bergkvist of Samark/Link Arkitektur & Design.
And another distinguishing factor: there is provision for a door within the curved wall. Behind it, a Jacuzzi is planned where at present a defunct elevator shaft is situated.
The dwelling boasts a total of 3 bathrooms: in Italian Lasa marble and in black Nero Marquina respectively (see photos below).
The Marble Institute of America’s (MIA’s) Pinnacle Awards are bestowed on a yearly basis to distinguish members of the Organization locally and abroad.