La Corinthia

The original elements that make up the Corinthia fireplace originate from a 2 century old monastery that stood in Mexico City, before the famous 1985 earthquake demolished the building. During the 19th century, when the monastery was built, French design served as inspiration for Mexican architects. Thus, many of the Suquet elements that originated from the Mexican monastery parallel French design. The cast pieces, which are made out of hydrostone and gypsum cement, closely resemble the texture and tone of the original elements that were hand carved from blocks of quarry stone.