Antolini of Italy Announces World's First Branded Natural Stone

Mar 02, 2010, 06:15 ET from The Antolini Group

SAN FRANCISCO, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Antolini, the world's most respected producer of natural stone products, has debuted its Signature Stone Collection which includes varieties of granite and quartzite chosen for their unique characteristics and versatility.  Considered to be the world's first branded natural stone, selections are now available in over thirty showrooms in the United States and Canada.

While natural stone has been used in decor and construction for thousands of years, Antolini is the first producer to put its name on its products.  Before now, homeowners, architects, designers and contractors did not know who made the stone they were considering for their hard surfaces applications.  Important product information about a stone's origins, such as how the stone was quarried, what materials and equipment were used to process the stone, and the technical practices and capabilities of the factory had previously not been made available to the customer.

"Because Antolini controls every step of the production process, from the quarry to polishing, we are confident that every slab is the best available in terms of quality, beauty and value," said the company's General Manager, Alberto Antolini.  "By giving our customers more information, they can make better choices."

Antolini owns and operates quarries around the world, applying state-of-the-art procedures to extract and select the best blocks of each material.  Slabs are then cut and polished using the most advanced processing technologies in the stone industry, including many techniques the company developed especially for specific varieties.  

Originally established in 1920, Antolini is regarded as the most influential natural stone producer in the world and "the" industry trendsetter.  Its offerings include over 1000 varieties of granite, marble, onyx, limestone, travertine, quartzite, serpentine, gemstone, shellstone, and precioustone.  The Antolini family has been renowned for decades for combining old world craftsmanship with modern technology to create natural stone products of unsurpassed quality and beauty.

"Every stone is different, with its own drama, its own emotion, and its own soul.  I have seen each of them transform a room into a breathtakingly beautiful environment," added Antolini.  "This new Signature Stone Collection reflects our unequalled experience, craftsmanship, and passion for producing the world's most beautiful natural stone for our customers to enjoy."

For more information about Antolini and their Signature Stone Collection, and to locate a distributor showroom near you, please visit

About The Antolini Group

The Antolini Group is an international collection of natural stone production companies that include Antolini Luigi & C SpA, EuroTrading SpA and EuroBrasil Ltda, and the newly opened Antolini do Brasil Ltda, with quarries, production facilities and sales offices worldwide.  Headquartered in Verona, Italy, the privately-held company produces over 1000 varieties of the world's finest natural stone products for residential and commercial clients.

SOURCE The Antolini Group