Everything started in the early 1900s with Igino Lombardi, born in 1893. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Pietrasanta, the centre of marble sculpting par excellence, Igino at first worked for a local company. Thanks to his enthusiasm and professionalism, he soon opened his own workshop in the heart of the town.
Igino’s skills coupled with the high demand for sacred art (altars, baptismal fonts, religious sculptures, etc.) mainly from North America, made the company grow and become one of the most important businesses in Pietrasanta. Despite the ups and downs tied to the particular historical period of the two world wars, the business continued for over 50 years. Today you can still admire the beautiful entrance of the building (now a multifunctional space with an artistic vocation) bearing the “Marmi Lombardi Gino” sign.
In the 1960s Igino’s son, Mario Lombardi, who already worked in the company, decided to continue in the stone business, but gave it a different impetus, favouring commerce over manufacture. This was how the Edilmarmo was founded in 1963. In that period important opportunities emerged, initially in the new Asian markets and then around the world, with growing demand for both raw marbles and granites, as well as semi-finished and finished products. In addition to the large amount of products manufactured, Edilmarmo can also boast of the creation of particularly prestigious projects on all continents: the Canary Wharf complex in London , the extension of the Royal Palace in Bangkok, the Hyatt Center in Chicago, the Surau in Brunei, to name a few.
With the transition to the third generation and the constitution of Stoneone, we have chosen to give the company a new direction. Growing globalization has made the international market even more competitive; this is why we have more focused on specialisation – by selecting special materials and innovative machining technologies – and the customisation of the service. This has allowed the company to take on very articulated and highly prestigious commissions. The Ultima SPA 5-star plus hotel in Gstaad, Switzerland and the “Once upon a time” artistic park in San Francisco are some examples.