In 1934 a law firm was founded in Los Angeles, Calif., that has since grown into a global premier business law firm, with over 30 offices in the world's major financial, business, and regulatory centers. Clients depend on the firm’s over 2,400 lawyers to find innovative solutions for complex transactional, corporate, litigation, and regulatory issues to help achieve their business strategies.
Setting the stage for the brand’s powerful reputation, the global law firm’s offices needed to uniformly reflect this high-profile company’s commitment to quality and excellence. When it came time to refresh its look and renovate, the company agreed Neolith sintered stone was the solution. Manufactured by TheSize, Neolith was first used for renovations at the global law firm’s office locations in London and California, and has now become a standard for the firm’s renovations worldwide.
In one of the company’s most recent projects, at the law firm office located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., architecture firm Gensler envisioned the luxe look of Calacatta Borghini marble. Realizing the porous and delicate nature of natural marble would not stand up over the long-term for the office’s heavily-trafficked elevator bank and lobby, Gensler turned to Neolith’s Calacatta décor from the Classtone collection. The modernization—completed with the help of Virginia’s MARVA Marble and Granite distributors—used approximately 100 slabs of Neolith Calacatta polished and silk finishes for floor tile, wall cladding, and table top surfaces.
Inspired by the best Calacatta marbles from Carrara, Italy, Neolith’s adaptation offers a design with a well-distributed and uniform grey veining with subtle hints of gold atop its bright white background, which brings vitality and poise to all its applications. Neolith’s ability to look exactly like natural stone, with increased durability and low-maintenance upkeep, unlocks new design possibilities that its natural counterparts cannot sustain. Its availability in large format options enabled Antonello Musumeci, design director at Gensler, to improve design for this modern workspace, without sacrificing the aesthetic of rich stone.
With more than 50 designs to choose from and limitless application potential, Neolith provides architects and designers the ability to add beauty and function to sophisticated office spaces in a durable, reasonably priced alternative to natural stone.
“Neolith is the future of surfacing. When I introduce clients to the product, I point out that Neolith is new stone for a new millennium,” said Chris Quinn, MARVA Marble and Granite’s architectural specifier.
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