Cotton Grey Marble Tile - Waterfront Place Brisbane Elevator Lobby

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The award-winning Waterfront Place site interior design is a true benchmark in Australian commercial design. This interior uses a range of tones and features to create a welcoming, opulent reception for visitors. The challenge for Euro Natural Stone was to meet these high standards and deliver a perfect design.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Waterfront Place in Brisbane is a high-status modern building with a stunning range of architectural and interior design features. It’s properly described as an iconic building, and the interior aesthetics are top of the line in terms of quality.

As a design environment, Waterfront Place is top tier, a major work of interior design. It’s a very modern design space, including many unique design features, and an excellent mix of design elements. Waterfront Place is a good example of Australian design at its best.

From a professional designer’s perspective, it was an honour for Euro Natural Stone to be selected and commissioned to carry out work on Waterfront Place. It was also somewhat of a vindication for the company’s hard-earned reputation as a top quality Australian natural stone supply firm. Top of the design market, Waterfront Place was an exciting project and a fascinating concept.

Euro Natural Stone was commissioned for the challenging role of providing Materials and insights for the Waterfront Place lift lobby. The job entailed selection of appropriate materials, colour schemes, and installation of tiling in the lift lobby.

Company design and install experts Girvan Waugh were selected as the designer for the Waterfront Place project, tasked with original design and project oversight. Euro Natural Stone was required to supply, fabricate and install tiling for the lobby area.

The Waterfront Place lift lobby environment connects with a very large area of high-quality interior design architectural motifs. The need for design was to complement and blend with the Waterfront Place interior, while also delivering a strong aesthetic design for the site.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Project Conception

The Waterfront Place project concept offered a real opportunity for Euro Natural Stone to create a great design to match the elegant space of this fabulous, design award-winning building. The first task for Euro Natural Stone was selection of materials for colour, quality, and onsite needs.

Girvan Waugh looked into a broad spectrum of marble choices. It was decided to use 100% European sourced marble. The design theory behind the choice was complex. The Euro Natural Stone design would need to deliver a great aesthetic, coupled with good practical solutions for the Waterfront Place environment.

There was another, very practical reason for the choice of marble. Top quality European marble is of an exceptionally high standard, excellent for building interiors. This top of the class range of marble is also ultra-reliable for designs of all kinds. European marble is widely used in upmarket design, and famous among leading designers for their beauty, sophistication and practical onsite values.

The practical aspect of choosing marble in an environment like Waterfront Place was a critical factor. These marbles also act as reliable surfaces in high traffic areas and are very hard wearing. Marble is a very dense, consistent stone. A marble tile can be worked and styled to perfection in any design context. For such a demanding job, marble was the natural choice.

The huge and flexible range of aesthetic options offered by European marbles was a particularly important design consideration.  A further reason for selection was the exceptionally broad range of colour and tonal design choices offered by European marble. The Waterfront Place environment contains a range of tonal features, with which the project would need to achieve a perfect match over a 56m2 area.


Design Elements

Critical design elements included:

  • The core design would include a strong marble with low absorption rating.
  • The design would comprise tile used on both wall and floor over the total area of 56m2.
  • The selection of marble was resolved by the choice of a marble with colours white and grey evenly distributed vein pattern throughout.
  • The white and grey tonal effect would act as a natural, seamless complement to the Waterfront Place environment.


These design elements would deliver a strong range of aesthetic values in a good, functional open space with fine detail elements inviting to the eye. This large area, which is also an entrance point to the Waterfront Place interior, in constant use.

The marble chosen for the Waterfront Place project was a particularly fine stone with graceful, excellent vein filigree and a good light basal tone. Marble veins offer a spectacular selection of design choices, and this marble was truly exceptional in that regard.

This lighter tone marble was also a good complement to functional values. The Waterfront Place lighting system is a good, up to date modern lighting layout. This type of even, consistent lighting was ideal to highlight the marble features and help to deliver a great view of the marble tile lobby area.

Marble tiles benefit from good lighting. In this environment, the perfect combination of light stone and a strong but well-dispersed vein structure added a sublime touch of design. This sort of design is only possible with top quality marbles.


Project Delivery

Euro Natural Stone, specialist Sydney marble suppliers, is well placed in terms of both products and services for projects like Waterfront Place. The project manager was able to locate and source the excellent marble required for the project.

A further factor in project delivery was the company’s wide bandwidth of design services for clients. The company regularly works with commercial premises designers and architects in context with product supply.

For project delivery at Waterfront Place, Euro Natural Stone has the expertise to combine in-house design solutions combined with onsite expertise in installation in many different environs.

The Waterfront Place project was an all-Euro Natural Design project for design and installation upon commission. Euro Natural Stone are experts in commercial marble fit outs and installation. This project was a natural exercise of the company’s in-house capabilities.

Delivery of the project was scheduled in accordance with fabrication and manufacturing of the required marble tiles for Waterfront Place. The engineered stone was fabricated in Sydney and shipped to Brisbane for installation. The high level of precision cutting required to deliver seamless joins in marble tiles is a hallmark of Euro Natural Stone.

This degree of accuracy is critical in onsite presentation. The company’s perfectionists worked patiently and hard to ensure flawless tiling edges and surfaces. The result, as you can see, was a great mix of design, presentation, and high functionality.

Call Us Today to Discuss Your Next Commercial Project

Waterfront Place is a good showcase of the scope of Euro Natural Stone products and services. Euro Natural Stone are your local Sydney marble suppliers and stone design specialists. If you’re looking for top quality design, expert stone fabrication, and proven credentials in these fields for your project, call us.

Ask us for any assistance you need in design, construction, stone selection, and technical services. We’re happy to provide any help you need.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]