Product design using natural stone (3): the sector needs to move away from the sculptors’ way of working and move towards design WITH stone

Everyday products FROM stone are in many cases too heavy and therefore sell at best as unique pieces

The South of Greek Naxos island also was an important area for marble quarrying in antiquity

Geoarchaeologist Scott Pike of Willamette University found tucked-away sites where the stone for an Apollo statue on Delos came from

Examples of natural stone in furniture construction could be seen again at the FuoriSalone in Milan

Despite the pandemic, many design ideas were presented outside the Salone del Mobile fair in the city center

The village of Kaisten on the Swiss Upper Rhine has a branch of the Raiffeisenbank in which natural stone is used effectively and yet modestly

In the customer foyer, a counter stands succinctly in the room like a kitchen island, giving it the expression of intrinsic value and down-to-earthness

“SuperHink“: a new Swiss architectural award for natural stonework (2)

For the first time, the award was presented in the categories of landscape design and architecture by the Pro Naturstein consortium

“Broadway Blooms“: in Upper Manhattan between 64th and 157th streets, eight monumental marble blossoms enrich the streetscape until spring 2022

Artist Jon Isherwood created the sculptures, which took on special symbolism in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic

Miscellaneous: news all around natural stone

90 years old is the famous statue “Cristo Redentor“ (Christ the Redeemer) in Rio de Janeiro

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