We can all agree that marble is nothing new. Ancient Greeks were pretty much fascinated by it, and built majestic structures that stand to this day. I mean, let’s just drool over this for a second, shall we?
The fact that modern graphic designers are bringing marble back is, however, quite fascinating. It’s been around us for centuries, but now we’re starting to see it being used as an inspiring texture in almost every single design field. Print design, web design, fashion design, interior design, product design…you name it.
Marble’s Texture: Where Does It Come From?
To understand why marble’s texture is so fascinating for designers, it’s worth looking at the actual production process behind this material. Marble is a metamorphic rock that forms when limestone is subjected to heat and pressure. Now, you might be wondering what’s responsible for those interesting “veins” in marble’s texture. The swirls and veins that you can spot in colored marble are a result of impurities. Clay, sand, iron oxides and many other minerals are found in different layers of the Earth’s crust and make their way through the marble’s journey to the top.
The entire process is fascinating, and let’s faces it: emerging from unique patterns of heated crystalized rock makes marble a pretty badass texture.
The Marble Design Trend
This texture has started to pop up in everything from fashion to interior design pieces. Let’s look at some inspiring examples from major design fields:
Marble jewelry at Urban Outfitters