This natural material is a wonder to behold. Variations, individual characteristics, natural imperfections are all taken into consideration when selecting such an engaging material. As part of the coordinated design process we are asked to review stone slabs and blocks in the majestic mountains of Carrara and surrounding quarries. These majestic marble quarries offer a wealth of choice. Selected and purchased in block or slab form it is a fantastic opportunity to comprehend and appreciate the source of the material. Understanding the sourcing process and manufacturing techniques is key when putting pen to paper on designs.