For people who might otherwise use money as wallpaper, there is no finishing or cladding material quite like the icy white and silver surfaces of marble from the mountains around Carrara, Italy. Of the numerous marble species that come from this area, one of the finest is Arabescato, taken from the Cervaiole quarry. The quarry is owned by Henraux, which puts the stone through rather low-tech but precisely choreographed paces between the shoulder of a moutain and a fancy hotel's bathroom.