Julia Marmi, a historic company set up in 1967 in Cividale del Friuli (Friuli Venezia Giulia is the far northeast region of Italy), specializes in the extraction and processing of Piasentina stone. The material, extracted exclusively in a small area of the north-eastern foothills of Friuli, has excellent technical and aesthetic characteristics. In fact, it is used for both interior and outdoor areas, floors and walls, and for building items of furniture.
The area in which Piasentina stone is extracted is a narrow strip of the Julian Prealps located near Cividale, in Friuli Venezia Giulia. Julia Marmi is the most important owner of active Piasentina stone quarries in this area. It has three, giving it an excavation availability of 1,500,000 cubic meters.
The name “Piasentina Stone” comes from an anecdote of Friulian origin, according to which the major clients from Udine described it as “una pietra che la piase”– “a material that is liked”— very highly valued for its physical and aesthetic attributes.
Julia Marmi is part of the Consortium of Producers of Piasentina Stone, formed in 1965 for the protection and development of this product, and to provide services to companies and designers.
Julia Marmi has carried out important projects in the contract sector. These include Marella luxury retail stores throughout the world, designed by Archcalo Design studio of architect Angelo Calò, Radetzky, a trendy venue in Milan designed by Studio Alberto Re and the LUMA hotel in New York.