Marbet Design’s range includes a collection of lamella panels on felt, upholstered panels and various collections of stucco moulding. The minimalist Intero collection, designed for higher standard interiors, is the perfect match for modern design. The Harmony collection is distinguished by its elegant simplicity, and brings peace and calm to interiors. The bold, dynamic Energy collection livens up interiors with its contemporary style, and acts as a counterpoint to classical styles. The Silver /Gold / Black collections, with hand-painted designs in silver, gold or black, are a contemporary interpretation of classic ornamentation. The Rustical collection, with its imitation wood ceiling mouldings and beams, brings to mind a rural cottage.
WALL DECORATION – A JOURNEY FAR INTO THE PAST
The history of wall decoration stretches back into antiquity. It was well-loved by the Greeks and the Romans, who decorated the facades and interiors of palaces and temples with stucco, a mix of plaster, lime and fine sand or marble dust. It was used to form architectural features or plant motifs and figures. We only have to think of the colourful decoration on the walls of houses in Pompeii, the city uncovered from beneath the ashes of Vesuvius. Stucco was then used in early Christian times, in the renaissance, baroque and classicist periods for covering vaults, cornices and friezes, often as a replacement for marble, which was both expensive and hard to work. From the 17th century, decorative stucco workshops existed in Poland, run by Italian craftsmen.
Among them were Pietro Peretti and Giovanni Gallo, who made over two thousand impressive stucco sculptures on biblical, mythological and historical themes for the St. Peter and Paul church in Antakalnis in Vilnius. The interior of the church is filled with wall decorations from the ceiling and dome down to the floor, transporting visitors to another, unworldly place. One of the most beautiful stucco sculptures can be seen in the basilica and mausoleum of the Świdnicki Piasts in Krzeszów. Another marvellous example of baroque wall stuccos are the decorations in the bedrooms of the Wilanów palace. Those in the King’s bedroom are filled with sea horses, while in the Queen’s bedroom, magnificent sphinxes kept watch as Maria Kazimiera slept peacefully.
CONTEMPORARY WALL DECORATION
Once a sign of luxury, decorative wall elements are today a more democratic decoration. While we may associate them with palace interiors, they can be used effectively in interiors of differing styles and of varying uses, such as the interiors of public buildings, hotels, offices and in private homes.
Our decorative wall moulding collections consist of clean-lined wall and ceiling mouldings, geometrical rosettes and other decorative elements that are ideal for arranging contemporary modernist interiors. They can also be used to create interesting features in minimalist, loft and hipster interiors.
DECORATIVE MOULDING COLLECTION – USES
Today, decorative moulding is no longer made of stucco, but of polystyrene covered in quartz or acrylic aggregate, meaning it can be put to many different uses. This is because wall moulding is light, simple to install and easy to decorate, as the white moulding can be painted using water-based paints.
Decorative moulding is used first and foremost for decoration, but can also be used to hide surface imperfections, for example to even out differences between the walls and ceiling, optically lower or raise an interior and improve its proportions, or to hide light fittings.