We believe that quality and beauty are shown in the details and result from the preciousness of the materials used. Therefore, we carefully select the raw materials from which our lamps, dishes and decorations are made, favoring exclusively the natural and timeless ones, and thus the most precious.
We use soda glass, hand-molded and decorated creating lampshades and bowls. The glass is melted in a blast furnace, at a temperature of about 1200-1300°C. Each glass element is hand-blown and carefully molded by a metalworker in a mold that allows for the desired shape and size – such as a lampshade.
After shaping the glass, we sand it to obtain a noble frost effect or leave it in its original, perfectly transparent version. To get beautiful ornamental decorations on the glass bowls and glass containers we subject them to manual sanding and grinding by artists – craftsmen.
Each piece of decoration is done with great care and attention to every detail of the pattern, so that the ornamental plants come to life under the hand of the artist. Spatial forms and patterns of glass bowls, pastries, pater and other dishes are obtained by pouring liquid glass into carefully crafted forms. When the glass stagnates, there are unusual patterns in sculptural, spatial form. Before glass art works get to its owners, they are assessed by the watchful eye and expert hand of the quality controller.
Brass is an alloy of natural, primary metals: copper and zinc. It additionally may contain other metals, such as lead, aluminum, tin, manganese, iron, chromium and silicon. It has been used to form refined shapes of lamps, candlesticks, dishes, furniture, door handles and trinkets used in the most elegant houses, royal courts and palaces for centuries.
In the Stylmark collection brass is the base of almost every lamp, dish and decoration. Thanks to its unusual properties exploited in the casting process, it manages to obtain any extremely precise shape that pleases the eye with carefully reproduced details.
Marble (from Latin: marmor, from ancient Greek: μάρμαρος, marmaros) is a metamorphic rock formed from the transformation of limestones, less often dolomites. It consists mainly of crystalline calcite or dolomite (dolomite marble). A small part of geologists as marble define marble as only carbonate rocks transformed under conditions of deep metaphorism of the kata zone (temperatures 500-700°C and high pressure), calling rocks transformed in the zones of lower metamorphism (epi and meso) a crystalline limestone. Mostly, however, the term “crystalline limestone” is used for all metamorphic rocks, as a synonym for marble for every carbonate rock subjected to metamorphism.
In the lamps from the Stylmark collection, are used Polish marbles with the charming name of Biała Marianna and the Italian ones named Rosso Verona and Carrara.
Serpenit is a metamorphic rock formed in the epi zone of low regional metamorphism, created as a result of hydrothermal metasomatosis. The name comes from serpentine minerals, which are the main component of this rock. It was described in 1823 by A. von Humbolt (Latin serpens – viper, snake – due to their frequent mottled color, as well as veined and wavy structure). It is a rock of green color, succinct, fragile, often cracked with numerous veins of secondary minerals (quartz, chalcedony, opal, sepiolite, magnetite and others). Creates large massifs or small solids within ultramafic rocks.
The Stylmark collection uses Polish dark green serpentsinites from Lower Silesia.
Dolomite is almost a mono-mineral sedimentary carbonate rock, built mainly of a mineral of the same name. Its name comes from the name of the French explorer of the Alp, mineralogist Deodata Dolomieu, who in 1791 for the first time distinguished this mineral. Dolomites consist mainly of dolomite minerals (calcium and magnesium carbonate – over 90%) and minerals of calcite (calcium carbonate), clay minerals, quartz, marcasite, pyrite, and bituminous substance. Often, dolomites arise at the expense of limestone during the dolomitization process. Macroscopically, it resembles mainly calcium carbonate – limestone. It is more resistant to weathering because of the lower solubility of the dolomite mineral from calcite.
As a result of the transformation of sedimentary rocks – limestones or dolomites, combined with the recrystallization of starting minerals, often with the change of chemical composition (metasomatosis), metamorphic rocks – dolomitic dolomites (dolomite) were formed. In Poland it appears in Małopolska – in the Tatras (Dolina Białego, Kościeliska Valley, Chochołowska Valley) and in the Świętokrzyskie Mountains as well as in the Kraków-Wieluń Upland and in Lower Silesia – in the Sudetes (Snieznik Massif, Krowiarki). The Stylmark collection uses Polish dolomites from Sławniowice.