Our unwavering commitment to innovation and perceptive appreciation of architecture and design are two constants that have made us what we are today.
It all started in Chiampo, in 1906. A village in the province of Vicenza, in the Venetian Pre-Alps. A Company, Industria Marmi Vicentini, began extracting marble blocks from local quarries and processing them at its nearby factory. The rest is history: constant growth from 1935, under Gaetano Marzotto, the birth of Margraf Spa in the 1980s, the merger into the Linea Marmo Group in 1999.
Audentes fortuna iuvat. Fortune favours the bold, as the courageous choices and fortunate encounters that have marked the history of Margraf have demonstrated.
The founding of the Company by a group of entrepreneurs from Vicenza, the expansion onto the international market in 1977 and the arrival in 1999 – at the behest of Count Paolo Marzotto – of Silvio Xompero and his brothers Raffaele and Sergio, who brought new tech savvy and dynamism to the business, are just some of the key moments in Margraf’s history.
We have exported Italian savoir faire all over the world, constructed cultural symbols and sites on all five continents with our marble. An achievement that fills us with pride and motivates us to continue doing the thing we love most: transforming nature into architecture, marble into an emotion to be experienced.
We have rethought marble: sustainable, responsible and part of a circular economy. Rethink marble is an environmental project through which we protect the natural habitat of our Fior di Pesco Carnico® quarry and undertake to use renewable energy in our plants.
“Valuable, sustainable, versatile.” These are the words that best describe Fior di Pesco Carnico®, words spoken by someone who knows this marble very well: Argentine architect Cesar Pelli, who used it for the “Winter Garden” project in New York in 1987.
We like to use technology to challenge marble and its rules: innovation does not take the place of craftsmanship but is combined with our savoir faire to create three-dimensional coverings and parabolic shapes, to eliminate waste, to exploit computerised design and to develop numerically controlled processes.
Where the research never stops. Here, in our creative hub, day after day we break down every technological and stylistic barrier: we chart new frontiers in marble processing and develop bespoke collections inspired by the boundless wonder of nature.
Our attention to detail enables us to think big: even in terms of numbers. With our integrated warehouse management and material storage systems, large available spaces and efficient working method, thanks to our highly mechanised production process and logistics we are able to handle any request and manage large orders.
At Margraf we believe first and foremost in people. When the experience and knowledge of different generations, cultures and genders come together, the results are often striking: that’s why, together, we are able to do the extraordinary every day.