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Onyx in the interior: instruction manual for the pros - etk-fashion.com

Natural stone finishes are now in vogue.To keep its readers up to date with the latest interior trends, etk-fashion.com has prepared material on the use of a popular variety of quartz - onyx - in ennobling home space. Natural stone is used as one of the main finishing materials not only in public interiors, but also in homes. Love for a stone is due to its limitless variety, both in the palette of colors, as well as in texture and pattern. A special place among natural stones is assigned. Like alabaster, in ancient times this material was widely used to make lamps, and thin onyx plates were inserted into window openings before the advent of sheet glass. The cathedrals of Ravenna and Orvietto in Italy are excellent examples of the use of onyx. Anna Karpova, designer Orvieto Church of St.Andrea-Chiesa di Sant'Andrea Today, Anna Karpova, a designer from the Laboratory of Virtual Architecture (LLC LVA-Interior), will tell our readers about the use of onyx in the interior, the possibilities of its combination with other materials and the area of ​​its actual application. Anna Karpova Anna Karpova graduated from the Moscow Architectural Institute in 1993, since 2001 she has been the head of the architectural bureau "LVA-Interior". Engaged in "turnkey" architectural design of interiors of residential and public spaces. The works of the studio have repeatedly become laureates of architectural prizes. labva.ru Panel Stone processing technologies have gone far ahead. It became possible to manufacture a plate several millimeters thick and the size of a huge slab. Such plates can be used as picturesque luminous panels on the walls or as a plafond on the ceiling. Photo:LLC "LVA-Interior" Backlighting with LEDs The appearance has significantly simplified the task of organizing the illumination of onyx surfaces and their maintenance. The decorative properties of this material are very high, and in the field of application they are endless. Bar counter from Onyx, restaurant "Khalif" Onyx withconcrete, steel and glass There is a widespread belief that this is the prerogative of classical styles. However, our many years of experience show that this material works well with both raw concrete and glass or stainless steel surfaces. Photo:LLC “LVA-Interior” Solid architectural objects You can also create full-fledged architectural objects from onyx. For example, this wall was made of natural stone by the designers of the studio "LVA-Interior". The ability of onyx to transmit light allows the stone to play with the light palette of the entire interior, and intricate natural patterns add special elegance to the stone wall. Photo: LLC "LVA-Interior" Photo:LLC "LVA-Interior" Floor In one interior the designers of "LVA-Interior" used onyx in the floor decoration. Bluish, golden and brown streaks, as well as a striped pattern, allowed to create a kind of river inside the room. It turned out very nicely. Photo: LLC "LVA-Interior" Photo: LLC "LVA-Interior" Photo:LLC "LVA-Interior" Bathroom decoration Onyx is also perfectly combined with marble. When decorating the bathroom (see the photo), pink onyx was used to match the pattern on the marble panel on the wall. In addition to all its above-mentioned advantages, onyx is perfectly polished and is not afraid of the effects of chemicals (soap, various cleaning and detergents), and the bathroom is still considered an aggressive environment. Photo: LLC “LVA-Interior” The variety of the color palette and the rich, picturesque texture of onyx make it possible to use it to create semantic dominants in the interior composition. Anna Karpova, designer

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