Zicana is a stone artisan that crafts luxurious, contemporary and classic materials into fine surfaces, home and lifestyle accessories.
To forever change the way people think and feel about stone.
The Marasco family opened its workshop, Elegante in 2002. The idea of crafting fine stone was a lifelong dream of the original founder Tommaso Marasco, an Italian immigrant who came here with his family to pursue the “American Dream”. From the time of its inception, the company’s principles have always been the same: superior quality and customer service.
In 2006 Tommaso’s son, Francesco became Chief Executive Officer of the company after having worked for the business since the doors first opened. Under the artistic direction of Francesco, the company began to implement new concepts and ideas which propelled the company forward. Following his father’s entrepreneurial spirit and values, Francesco furthered and established new relationships to build a loyal clientele base amongst the industry’s most influential interior designers, companies, and individual consumers.
By 2008 the company had grown exponentially and Francesco traveled and began establishing international alliances in order to stay ahead of industry trends. After seeing the products offered around the world, Francesco began to devise ways to diversify the company and differentiate the customer experience.
In 2011 Francesco came to explore gemstones and had several revelations about using these exclusive jewels in new mediums and applications. By merging old and new, Francesco combined his father’s original idea with his own creative expression. It was from this concept that Zicana emerged. Zicana launched in June of 2012 featuring one-of-a-kind items such as handcrafted semi-precious gemstone surfaces, lifestyle and home accessories.
In 2017 the Zicana and Elegante merged, and everything, including the original workshop is now housed under the Zicana brand.