Let There Be Dark

A sixteen-foot island topped in Noir Saint-Laurent marble from Ciot takes centre stage in the dramatic kitchen of Tim Johnson’s new King West condo. The designer and his partner Doug Rienzo called in Chris Lloyd of York Fabrica to realize the show-stopping piece. Working with dark marble requires a deft touch: cutting and even polishing are a challenge, because it’s largely composed of calcium and is easily damaged. “But it’s a beautiful stone, and unique – I love it!” Lloyd said.