Message From The Owner
It all started when I visited the National Museum in Stockholm and had the opportunity to explore their installation of Slow Art and understand its philosophy and fundamentals. Like the burgeoning Slow Food movement’s call to think about where our meals come from, Slow Art is about being more aware of the origin and history of the materials used in artwork. It forces people to concentrate on a single piece rather than zoom by, fighting the desire to graze and instead diving deep. I was intrigued by the concept of appreciating the beauty of slowly and carefully developed art, and started to wonder how I could apply those concepts to the stone industry and design world. And that’s where Aria comes in. It’s about truly appreciating the food, the painting or in Aria’s case the pieces of Art that nature has created so slowly over centuries.
Another branch of this phenomenon is Slow Travel. Advocates of this movement argue that too often the potential pleasure of the journey is lost by the too eager anticipation of arrival. Slow Travel, it is asserted, is a state of mind, which allows travelers to engage more fully with communities along their route, often favoring visits to spots enjoyed by local residents than merely following guidebooks. It’s in this context that I strongly encourage you to look – slowly, deliberately and thoughtfully – at each one of our carefully hand-picked slabs and immerse yourself in the history and uniqueness of each one of the pieces in our collection.
“We wanted to create a museum-like atmosphere that would force people to concentrate on a single piece rather than zoom by, fighting the desire to graze and instead diving deep, discovering the intricacies of a particular slab and hopefully resulting in an emotional connection to one of our stones”
Owner and Founder