5 of the most famous Carrara marble achitectural works in the world
Carrara marble has been used in architecture for centuries. It is rooted in the Roman age with the first architectural uses and the artistic ones. Over two thousand years of history have given humanity architectural masterpieces made of marble throughout the ages. From the religious to the civil context, passing through major works privately commissioned.
Lizzatura storica - Ponti di Vara
Before the use of trucks, "Lizzatura" was the only way to transport marble blocks down towards the valley, using a sled called "lizza"
FUM - NAN'AN CITY - 15 years together
To celebrate 15 years of collaboration with Franchi Umberto Marmi, the mayor of Nan'An City, Mr. Wang Lian has taken the Economy and Trade Delegation to visit our headquarters
Franchi Umberto Marbles returns to the China @Xiamen International Stone Fair 2023
Xiamen International Stone Fair 2023 from June 5th to 8th. You will find us at stand A 4021.
Why is Carrara marble so famous worldwide?
Carrara marble is famous all over the world for its unique features and it is associated with the most important architecture and art works.
We are nature. The sustainability of the Natural Stone at Fuorisalone 2023
PNA Network - Pietra Naturale Autentica Network - was a protagonist in Fuorisalone 2023 with an installation positioned in the heart of Superstudio Più, in Tortona area.
Sustainability and technology, the management of water resources
In questi decenni l’idea di sostenibilità ha spostato la sua lancetta dagli aspetti puramente ecologici a quelli più globali che comprendessero oltre a questi anche quelli umani, economici e sociali.
From "Essere Marmo", the Carrara marble sustainability manifesto, "Marble narrates"
Cosa racconta il marmo? Nel mentre che lo ammiriamo attraverso l’imponenza di un blocco, ma anche di una architettura contemporanea o di un monumento storico o, ancora, attraverso la sinuosità di una scultura, il marmo ci parla, ci trasmette emozioni e ci dona consapevolezza.
Marble words: 12 young asylum seekers visited the company
A group of 12 young asylum seekers and students from the Provincial Center for Adult Education of Massa Carrara (CPIA), an independent educational institution that creates a training offer for young people and adults who have not completed their compulsory education, visited the FUM headquarters in recent days.
The tiles: marble in Europe from the 16th century
Although Carrara marble was already known for its uses in architecture and art, during the sixteenth century it experienced a new season of distribution throughout Europe thanks to the tiles commonly called "marmette" or "quadrette".
Marble professions: the yard supervisor Massimo Baruzzo
In the world of Carrara marble, every profession has its own specific name which often derives from ancient traditions and sometimes translation of dialect expressions.
Carrara marble on the Grand Tours
Carrara marble is a cultural bridge that crosses boundaries and goes beyond oceans. From the earliest times of the Roman world to the age of globalization, marble has been synonymous of excellence, beauty and uniqueness.
The luxury and sustainability of marble even "on board"
On the boat, where everything is designed for the maximum comfort of guests and for a top sailing experience, the excellence characterising our Made in Italy is increasingly the master, becoming the protagonist of these exclusive moments of freedom and pure contact with nature.
Marble Architecture: discovering MAMAC – Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Nice
Considered one of the most important contemporary art exhibition centres in the South of France, the Mamac was designed by the architects Yves Bayard and Henri Vidal in the late 80s.
The FUM headquarters expands: the new hall C1
Ultimato nel 2021, il padiglione C1 è l’ultimo nato del quartier generale ed è stato progettato da Giuseppe Venuta.
Japan Home & Building Show
See you in Tokyo from 26th to 28th ottobre 2022 (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM) - Hall 5 (East) | Stand c10-11
Best Managed Companies Award by Deloitte Private
Franchi Umberto Marmi wins the “Best Managed Companies” award, Deloitte Private's acknowledgment for the Italian entrepreneurial excellencies distinguished for their strategy, innovation, and ESG corporate culture.
Openbox Architects designs with marble and integrates architecture with the landscape: the Marble House in Thailand
A contemporary and evolutionary use of marble characterises Openbox’s approach to this project and defines the unique character of this dwelling, perfectly integrated with the surrounding landscape.
Eros table by Angelo Mangiarotti
With its natural uniqueness, through the centuries marble has often been used by great architects and sculptors for its exclusive characteristics of durability and versatility.
View of the quarries by Daan Zuijderwijk & Maaike Vergouwe
Daan Zuijderwijk (1974) and Maaike Vergouwe (1978) have been traveling through Europe in their self-built house on wheels for over four years now, together with their three young daughters Fenna, Alba and Isolde.
In occasione della 56°edizione di MARMO+MAC, che si svolgerà a Verona dal 27 al 30 settembre, Franchi Umberto Marmi è lieto di invitarLa a visitare il proprio stand.
Born in Carrara
What is the essence of Carrara marble? A millennia-long history, the genius of the artists, the excellence of the great architecture, the skill of the best craftsmen and the authenticity of being natural and sustainable.
Fili Pari: marble dust become fabric
Today we meet Fili Pari, the first fashion-tech startup to develop a collection of outerwear for women using the innovative material MARM \ MORE®
A journey through sustainability at FUM – Preview
The sustainable use of the raw material marble is a central goal for Franchi Umberto Marmi that is also concretely measurable in the perspective of a transparent business model in every stage of the process.