The word “marmorino” means, literally, “little marble”. The plaster is made of coarsely ground Carrara marble,
It is cool as stone to touch, with a satin look and feel. Marmorino makes your walls luxurious and elegant.
The Egyptians, Greeks and Romans appreciated the beauty of polished lime plaster. In the renaissance, builders in Venice, tried to make buildings as light as possible so they wouldn’t sink into the mud under the city. They enhanced lime plaster with marble dust to simulate the look of marble without the weight. The technique became known as the Venetian plaster and is used around in all of Europe ever since.
The technique consisted of hand-applying several layers of plaster to the wall, with the last few layers creating the decorative effect.
The final result is to create a wall finish that have the visual depth, richness, soft touch, and the natural elegance of marble.
Today, Venetian Plaster has caught the attention of architects and designers worldwide.
The training courses conducted in the StuccoItaliano headquarter in Vicenza gives a good opportunity to learn and improve the techniques of Venetian Marmorino along many others decorations products which the company offers.
Maestro Giovanni Polistena, the founder & chief of StuccoItaliano has been an Italian stucco artisan for over 40 years. Giovannis specialisation is the production and application of Stucco Marmorino Veneziano as well as of other lime-based products.
Giovanni started his business in the Region of Venice, the cradle of the Italian craftsmanship and the centre of Italian architecture. Soon he began working abroad, applying Stucco Marmorino and taught others the art of Stucco Veneziano.
I am Grateful of my experience with Master Giovanni Polistena it was fundamental for the development and the improvement of my technique.
Moreover it is very important the working relationship and the technical support consulting, from stuccoItaliano which continues in the present.