Our story

Since 1946, Salvatori has worked closely with architects, designers and builders providing not only a practical support, but also inspiring new ways of working with stone, which often challenge traditional thinking. 

This approach, combined with an innate solution-finding mindset and an eye for finesse and aesthetics, has spread the name of Salvatori and has become synonymous with innovation, design and excellence worldwide. 

Our headquarters is located on the coast of northern Tuscany, few kilometres far from the artists’ refuge of Pietrasanta, and near the impressive quarries of Carrara marble. Innovation is deeply rooted in the company’s DNA, and in fact we scored a world first right back in our earliest days when the founder, Guido Salvatori, invented the Split Face (Spaccatello) finish in 1950. 

Working with clients such as Armani, Bergdorf Goodman, Louis Vuitton and Boston Consulting Group, we are proud to offer much more than just a product. We work side by side with our partners from the beginning of a project, offering advice on the stone, design, installation and maintenance, covering both the practical and aesthetic aspects. 

Today the third generation continues the story of innovation with CEO Gabriele Salvatori and his brother Guido at the helm.

Our inspiration

The quarries. Where it all starts.
Our headquarters are dominated by the Apuan Alps, home to the imposing Carrara quarries with their gleaming white gashes. For centuries man has hewn the marble from them, treasuring the stone for its qualities of permanence and endurance. 
With such a backdrop to our daily lives, it is little wonder that stone is embedded in our DNA, shaping all that we do.


Our process

Naturally, everything we do starts with the quality of the raw material.

We source from all over the world and, on some occasions, we were the first to discover new types of stone in some of the most remote and inaccessible places imaginable. We’re prepared to keep on searching until we find the perfect stone and we’re not afraid to reject a block if it doesn’t come up to scratch. Of course, after decades of working together, our suppliers know what we expect so it’s rare these days that we receive something that doesn’t pass our litmus test. And what is that test? It’s a very simple question: “does this come up to Salvatori standards?”.

We’re also pioneers of stone cutting processes, often designing and building our own machinery to produce the unique textures and finishes we create. These purpose-built machines sit side by side in our Tuscan workshop with state-of-the-art computerised technology, water jet machines for precision cutting and vacuum equipment.

Research is also very important to us, and here we can not only draw on the expertise of our staff, some of whom have been with us for over two decades, but also having focus when it comes to design, trends and environment.
And it was that which led to one of our most epochal innovations: Lithoverde®, 99% consists of recycled and 1% of natural resin stone. It has been recognized worldwide for its contribution to the environment, but has also been acclaimed as a beautiful stone. 

But we’re not resting on our laurels. Our team continues to expand as we endeavour to come up with yet more surprising and revolutionary new ways to work with stone in terms of designs, textures, products or treatments.
Watch this space…

The Salvatori Academy

Located 5 minutes away from our head office is our training centre which opened in early 2015.
Spread across 600 square metres, it is fully kitted out with all our products from tiles to bathtubs to the different treatments we use.
Every week we run intensive courses for distributors, architects and partners to ensure that wherever Salvatori products are sold, clients are in the hands of experts with an indepth knowledge of what they are selling.