Aalto is the definitive source for luxury bespoke marble inlay the world over. Aalto’s signature designs take classical inspirations and update them to today’s aesthetic. Founder, Harri Aalto brings his fine art background to this decorative art field, fusing high design with the age-old art of architectural stone. Using our extensive archive of designs or a client’s reference as a starting point, we work with designers and architects, as well as homeowners to create inlays that enhance the luxury spaces they will occupy. Over the last three decades Aalto has honed their skill in creating the highest level of stone inlay. The company utilizes the latest technology in precision machinery, alongside the practiced skill of our artisans who build each design by hand — 100% in the USA.
At Aalto, we treat each project as a work of art guided by our client’s personal aesthetics. Each project we complete begins with a conversation. Some of our clients have a clear idea of what they’re looking for. Some simply have a favorite color.
We typically start with a floor plan or measurements; a color palette; and a basis for the style of the floor. This last item may be a mood board, one of our collections, a historical reference, or a sketch. From this conversation, we create a rough layout of the design, determining the density and scale of the design areas versus the field areas. With this information, we can put together a budget for the project.
Next, we create detailed renderings of the stone inlays for client approval. The line art we use to create these renderings also directs the waterjet machine when we cut the individual pieces of stone. This is the beauty of computer-aided design and manufacturing: The artist who draws your floor also draws the lines by which the stone sections are cut. This process gives fine details like inlaid leaves, vines, scrolls, and flora the elegance of a painting.