Speaking of marble, what does world-renowned architect David Adjaye have to say?


Ask Adjaye

By Ambra Medda

As we were researching marble in contemporary design for our latest story, Rock On!, I reached out to my friend David Adjaye to see what insights he could offer. Forever eloquent and thoughtful, here’s how this world-renowned architect approaches marble in his own award-winning work:

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“I have a deep interest in geology and culture. Marble is a material that speaks to place and has a distinct context in architecture. It is a material that connects us to the very history of our planet, and for that I find it timeless and compelling.”

Here are a few shots showing how delicious marble can be in this master’s capable hands, taken from his 2012 interior for Proenza Schouler in Manhattan.

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* Proenza Schouler Images © Dean Kaufman

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    • Ambra Medda

      Ambra Medda

      Ambra is a passionate, seasoned curator, who facilitates great design through innovative collaborations between designers, artists, brands, and institutions. Among many other things.

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