The beginning of the Venetian Plaster art form can be traced back to ancient Rome, where the craft of plastering reached new heights with the introduction of multi-layered plastering.
This process remained essentially unchanged through two millennia. This process was rediscovered during the Italian Renaissance, acquiring the name ‘Marmorino’, which is still used today. The craft has seen a resurgence in modern times, becoming a key interest of modern architects and interior designers who use the finish to provide a unique feel to both homes and commercial spaces.
Even in modern times, the Venetian Plaster craftsman will utilise techniques that have remained relatively unchanged for centuries. These techniques remain unsurpassed in the resulting finish, hence generating the desire from both architects and consumers alike.
These bespoke finishes combining texture, colour and light are being used more and more to create natural, opulent spaces.