After the grand opening of its brand-new Buckhead slab gallery, we connect with the TEMMER team to discuss what the new space will do for the company and the consumer.
The custom-made sinks in the showroom feature the same black diamond marble on the inside and a neutral exterior
If you live and work in Buckhead, you undoubtedly pass by the TEMMER showroom every day. Located on iconic Roswell Road, near the Buckhead Theatre, the TEMMER showroom has been a fixture in Buckhead’s commerce and homebuilding industry since the early days. CEO Kourosh Fatemi and his team are constantly installing new collections in the showroom, like the one shown here and on our cover: a bathroom vanity outfitted in black diamond marble and backlighted Pantera Bianca Marble, book-matched to create an incredible mosaic. The tableau on our cover was one that Fatemi dreamt up. “It is incredible to see something that I only pictured in my head become a reality,” says Fatemi of the space.
Even the cabinets are outfitted in black diamond marble too as to unify the entire book-matched vision.
Located just down the way from the showroom, the new in-town Buckhead slab gallery will offer tens of natural stone colors in its Atlanta stock, including, but not limited to, marble, travertine, limestone, onyx and quartzite, as well as hundreds of colors in its overseas Turkey stock. Linda Ortiz Gupta, a sales and technical manager for TEMMER, says of the gallery, “We understand how difficult it is to say yes to a material without touching, feeling or seeing it with your own eyes. The new slab gallery is meant to be interactive and technology-driven.” The gallery will serve as a place for designers, architects and homeowners to meet and collaborate with the stone at an accessible distance, increasing the interaction with what they are paying for—or, in this case, not paying for. Brad Macaulay, accounting and operational manager, says of the TEMMER difference, “We import directly from our own quarries in Turkey. Not having the burden of multiple middlemen saves the client a significant amount of money.” Not to mention, with the addition of the slab gallery location, TEMMER can deliver to fabricators within a 25-mile radius of the gallery free of charge. Both the slab gallery and the showroom will also offer a “mood wall,” a place where designers can display their color palettes, drawings and swatches to inspire and compare to slabs. Sebastian Dioni Newsome, an interior designer and project manager for TEMMER, speaks on the upcoming trends for natural stone. “People are using more onyx than before, and I’m noticing clients wanted to backlight their personal bars and walls in their homes, which was traditionally utilized by restaurants and bars,” says Newsome. “It is an exciting time for natural stone and for the future of TEMMER here in Atlanta.” 729 Lambert Drive; 3084 Roswell Road NW, temmermarble.com