October 24, 2018
There is much confusion about the true classification of this widely sought out material, and we wanted to put to rest some of the uncertainty for our clients by evaluating the material and testing it ourselves.
Before we jump into the scientific research, let us just touch upon why there is so much confusion in the market, and where the confusion lies. The geological make up of all the various stones consumers are used to seeing,
June 18, 2018
There is a reason why Cumar Inc. established itself over the years as the leading importer and fabricator of the finest marble, granite and exotic stones in the New England region. Its history encompasses several decades and generations: when Angelo “Ivo” Cubi founded Cumar Inc. in 1992 in Everett, MA, he was carrying out a family tradition of seven generations. And it is indisputable that he brought with him a piece of Italy.
It was late spring when a train hit the truck headed to The Cubi’s facility in San Pietro in Cariano (Italy)
Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella and the area surrounding this small city in the heart of Po Valley is considered the marble’s temple.
June 12, 2018
New England Living TV Season 2 Episode 8 features the home and project of Boston based Designer Paula Daher of Daher Interior Design. Paula is a valued customer of Cumar’s so you will see much of Cumar’s elaborate stonework in her projects. This particular Daher project features a gorgeous marble kitchen with a soft leathered finish, a Blue Calcite bathroom complete with slabs on the walls and built up moldings, and a fabulous custom fireplace surround which will be shown alongside our very own Carlo Barglia in this episode.
February 7, 2018
When most people think about February, the month of love, they think about a whole lot of red. From heart shaped everything, to a big bouquet of roses, there is no escaping red! In the stone world however, celebrating the month of love means paying tribute to what we like to call “heart stones,” which are predominately comprised of shades of pink and green. These “heart stones” promote healing, balance and a spiritual concept of love,
January 7, 2018
Stone World Magazine January 2018 – Cumar Inc Celebrates 25 Years
October 27, 2017
Fall is Here! While we at CUMAR love the warm weather, there’s nothing like a cool crisp October day. Fall is also the time that we get insight on the newest and hottest trends coming in 2018. Recently, Ivo and Carlotta Cubi attended the Marmomac Show in Verona, Italy. Marmomac is the leading global event for the natural stone industry and represents the entire supply chain, from raw material to semi-finished and finished products, from processing machinery and technologies to applications of stone in architecture and design.
October 9, 2017
New England Living Fall/WInter 2017 issue featured a 2 page spread on Stone Fashion trends, presented from Cumar Inc.
August 18, 2017
By: Carlotta Cubi
At CUMAR, we strive to appease the most innovative and challenging design concepts that our clients throw at us on a regular basis, which is why we are constantly investing in new technology and pushing the limits of what can be created with stone. Our extensive, and very exclusive inventory, of stone slabs set CUMAR apart from our competitors, and are considered a source of inspiration and creativity for the architecture and design community.
August 1, 2017
Every year, Pantone, Benjamin Moore, and Sherwin Williams release what they call a “color of the year.” In 2017, a color called “Greenery,” a deep purple called “Shadow,” and a “Poised Taupe” were the colors of choice, respectively.
(L-R: Greenery; Shadow; Poised Taupe)
But what does a new color a year mean for the trendy? How can you keep up without having to constantly re-do a room?!
July 6, 2017
By Stephanie O’Brien, Care & Maintenance Manager
I am very blessed to consider Italy a second home and have traveled to many different corners of the splendid country, always amazed by, and in awe of, the beauty that surrounds me. On my most recent vacation, it was a different experience than in the past, more stone-conscious, so-to-speak. From ancient sites to classical churches to modern construction, natural stone is an integral part of the history of the country.