is an award-winning third-generation Italian design company specialising in natural stone. Founded in 1946, the company is renowned for its innovative and elegant products created in their Tuscan headquarters just a few kilometres south of the famed Carrara marble quarries. From stunning textures for walls and floors, to bathroom items
and products for the home such as tables
, lighting, mirrors and decorative pieces, the Salvatori brand has become the global benchmark in the “design meets natural stone” field.
Salvatori: marble and natural stone furnishings since 1946
Drawing on the very best of Made in Italy values and know-how, Salvatori fuses old-fashioned craftsmanship with contemporary design. Whilst many of its products are the result of partnerships with internationally noted designers, what lies at the heart of all the company produces is a deep-rooted passion for the inherent beauty of natural stone, and its defining characteristic: that no two pieces can ever be identical, meaning that every single product has its own unique history.
Since 1946, Salvatori has worked closely with architects, designers and builders to provide not only practical support, but also inspiring new ways to work with stone which often challenge traditional thinking. This approach, combined with an innate solution-finding mentality and an eye for finesse and aesthetics, has led to the Salvatori name becoming synonymous with innovation, design and excellence the world over.
Our head office is based in Northern Tuscany, on the coast just a few kilometres from the artists’ haven of Pietrasanta, and less than 30 minutes from the imposing quarries which are home to the famed Carrara marble. Innovation is entrenched in the DNA of the company, and in fact we scored a world first right back in our earliest days when founder Guido Salvatori invented the Split Face (Spaccatello) finish in 1950.
Working with clients that count among them Armani, Bergdorf Goodman, Louis Vuitton and Boston Consulting Group, we pride ourselves on providing much more than mere product. We work alongside our partners right from the beginning of a project, with advice on the stone itself, design, installation and care, covering both practical and aesthetic aspects. Today the third generation continues the story of innovation with CEO Gabriele Salvatori and his brother Guido at the helm.
The elegance of marble in interior design
Naturally, everything we do starts with the quality of the raw material. We source from all over the world and, in fact, have even, on a few occasions, been the very first to discover new types of stone in some of the most far-flung and inaccessible places imaginable.
We’re prepared to keep on searching until we find the perfect stone and we’re not afraid to reject a block if it doesn’t come up to scratch. Of course, after decades of working together, our suppliers know what we expect so it’s rare these days that we receive something that doesn’t pass our litmus test. And what is that test? It’s a very simple question: “does this come up to Salvatori standards?”.
We’re also pioneers of stone cutting processes, often designing and building our own machinery to produce the unique textures and finishes we create. These purpose-built machines sit side by side in our Tuscan workshop with state-of-the-art computerised technology, water jet machines for precision cutting and vacuum equipment.
Research is also a key area for us, and here we draw not only on the expertise of our staff, some of whom have been with us for over two decades, but also by ensuring our finger is firmly on the pulse when it comes to design, trends and the environment. And, it was the latter which lead to one of our most momentous innovations: Lithoverde
, 99% composed of recycled stone with a natural resin making up the remaining 1%. Not only has it been globally recognised for its contribution to the environment, but it has also been acclaimed as a beautiful stone in its own right.
We’re not resting on our laurels. Our team continues to expand as we look to come up with surprising and revolutionary new ways to work with stone, whether that’s in terms of designs, textures, products or treatments.
The Salvatori Academy
Located 5 minutes away from our head office is our training centre which opened in early 2015.
Spread across 600 square metres, it is fully kitted out with all our products from tiles to bathtubs to the different treatments we use. Every week we run intensive courses for distributors, architects and partners to ensure that wherever Salvatori products are sold, clients are in the hands of experts with an indepth knowledge of what they are selling.
Salvatori marble furnishings on the Archiproducts online shop
From bathroom creations, such as shower trays and bathtubs, to design furnishing accessories, without forgetting coatings and floors: the best of Salvatori products is on sale online at the Archiproducts store.