Svetlana Ozal (Co-Owner)
I am a second generation architect member of my family that has been engaged in architectural design and construction works for 3 generations. In the past, since we have worked with either mining companies or supplier companies in projects we’ve been assigned to, requiring natural stone applications, it has not always been possible to reflect the unique patterns and colours of natural stone onto projects as we have designed them. Marble companies that operate only mining companies have requested that we cover the entire Project with their own natural stones of a single or a few colours without taking into consideration aspects such as the visual quality, the harmony among materials, and functionality. Suppliers, on the other hand, have asked us to use primarily the products in their stock, and our requests for any slightest change in surface (texture), shape, or colour have been an unbearable burden to the supplier company. Thus, Starel has originated as a company producing the natural stone products and projects it designs with a design-oriented understanding on its own and in its own factory. It is our main objective to become a company that values natural stones as they deserve and hence, adds value to projects.
(Co - Owner)