Paolo Costa White Carrara Marble Fireplaces and Sculptures

Paolo Costa & C. operates within the dominant sector of the stone industry that is Carrara. We can claim experience spanning three generations in artistic work with marble and other stone. Many years in the sector and expert knowledge of all working techniques allows our company today to take on any architectural and decorative project with the best attention to classical styles. Despite the introduction of continuously advanced working techniques, at Paolo Costa we preserve our heritage using almost forgotten, age-old techniques which we renew on a daily basis during each stage of the work process. Architects and Designers from all over the world establish professional relationships with our company to optimize and realize their ideas. Highly specialised in creating complementary design features of great artistic value, our company undertakes many different types of custom work, from interior and exterior design to feature fireplaces;  from capitals, columns, stairs and  balustrades to religious décor and all other manufactured products deriving from architectural and decorative stone work. Thanks to modern production technology and a consolidated workflow, our company can handle both large-scale projects and smaller scale work, carrying out each process with the utmost care which has always been our trademark.

Company Structure

Our company is situated not far from the centre of Carrara, and the location occupies an area containing the various production facilities, from those equipped with modern numerically controlled machinery to handle technologically advanced work, to a sculpture workshop in the finest arts and crafts tradition. The structure is fully equipped to handle each production phase: conveying and handling machinery to move materials and manufactured products, block and slab cutting machinery, numerically controlled stone-working machinery for profile cutting and shaping, polishing machines, advanced three-dimensional laser scanning machinery to optimise our monument repair and restoration work.

How we operate

The relationship between architecture and decoration, in all its different significant aspects, has marked and characterised every epoch in history, underscoring and characterising the great value of classical decorative elements, which give personality, elegance, stile and splendour to thousands of buildings and architectural detail.  
The superior, impeccable artistic work carried out at Paolo Costa & C. redesigns the procedures of marble décor establishing a new methodology, where stone takes shape and comes to life leaving an exclusive mark on the surrounding environment. Thanks to the consolidated technical and artistic know-how we have acquired over the years, our company is able to work to order devising solutions to diverse problems. At our technical facility we follow every project through each production phase, from selecting suitable material and colour choices to optimising the use of materials to the full, based on technical characteristics and best quality cost effectiveness. The unique secrets of traditional sculpture handed down over the years, are combined synergically to modern mechanical methods, to achieve high quality work with a significant increase in speed and performance. Paolo Costa & C. is proud to claim solid proficiency in stylistic expression and has been working for many years with religious institutes and dioceses all over the world, in the design and production of Religious Art décor and complementary features.  Canopies in polychrome marble, altars, balustrades and other features, are produced with fine craftsmanship and best attention to those classical styles, which have made the cult buildings of Italian Art History a landmark for trade operators all over the world.

Materials

The materials used in creating furnishings, complementary architectural work, wall and floor applications, all play a decisive role in producing and achieving excellent finished product. Expert knowledge of materials and their peculiarities and top proficiency in the use of the most suitable working techniques, make Paolo Costa & C. indispensable to customers in achieving best results in every project. The ability to select and procure high quality materials and match the most suitable types of marble and stone to every project we undertake, determines the achievement of prestigious quality standards. 

Our Work

All work processes at Paolo Costa & C. periodically undergo rigorous quality control, in order to maintain all the features that universally characterise a product of artistic value.
Unceasing commitment to improving operating processes and perfecting the establishment of cohesion between technology and the arts and crafts, has been the key to drawing the most renowned world-wide architects to choose our company as the ultimate partner with which to realize their work.
Besides our technological facility, at Paolo Costa & C. we also claim a highly professional manual finishing facility, with personnel who have very sound artistic  credentials from the Arts Academy of Carrara and other important specialist Art Schools. In carrying out each work of art our sculptors use traditional techniques and their own creativity. Constant attention to detail and obtaining the perfect finish guarantee the uniqueness and creative originality of their work.  

Services > consultancy

We at Paolo Costa & C. put our qualified technical team at the service of every project manager, designer and architect so that we can guarantee total, reliable support during the preliminary stages and then through every procedure in the entire project. In this way artistic and technical know-how become a powerful creative instrument in the hands of any Stone-Designer, making each project unique and exclusive: a completely satisfied client is the only positive answer to increasingly creative market demand. 

Services > restoration

Paolo Costa & C. is today the landmark company in high quality stone restoration work, from the recovery of antique buildings, to replacing decorative and structural elements in cathedrals and antique villas. Always on the cutting edge in the search for new ideas in stone-work, our company has latest generation three dimensional scanning technology, the 3D Laser Scanner, thanks to which we can make exact reproductions of the pieces of work to be restored, rendering them totally identical to the originals and keeping the style and finish of yesteryear intact. For many years now Paolo Costa & C., in direct collaboration with the Marble Works of the "Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo", has been looking after prestigious restoration work on the Duomo di Milano (Milan Cathedral). Copies of pieces of the cathedral that have been worn by time (spires, roofs and roofing, architectural features, portals and pilasters) are made into exact replicas in Candoglia marble, which is brought directly from the Milan marble works to our Carrara workshop.

Services > reproduction

Thanks to our 3D Laser Scanner we can guarantee the exact reproduction of three-dimensional models in a variable and/or personalized finish. With the scanner’s operating software the original object can be freely edited to allow for enlargement, reduction and alterations.

Services > models

With the aid of advanced technology and modern numerically controlled machinery we can produce any type of model, with minimum turnaround time and maximum precision, thereby optimising the relationship between product and cost effectiveness.

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