With a history dating back to 1928, the family-run business of Chester A. Smith, Inc. is steeped in history. The company, along with eight others, was a founding member of the Marble Institute of America (MIA) when it was formed in 1944 and today is listed as “Member #7” in the MIA Directory.
In 1988, Stone World presented its first Fabricator of the Year Award to Jim Stengel of Dakota Granite Co. Since then, there's been one worthy fabricator after another honored each year with the award. Most recently, Scott Hanes of Majestic Marble & Granite in Orlando, FL was the recipient.
The Helios Seven by Helios Automazioni is a machining center of the latest generation, developed to answer the requests of the most demanding stone fabricators doing countertop production and monument building.
The Pinnacle Awards, presented annually by MIA+BSI: The Natural Stone Institute during The International Surface Event (TISE) in Las Vegas, NV, recognize excellence in commercial, residential and renovation/restoration of natural stone projects worldwide.
Lapitec full-body sintered stone was the primary component of a residential remodel design in Sardinia, Italy — offering a modern aesthetic and durability needed in a family living space
July 1, 2017
A villa made up of two residential units, a 54,000-square-foot park, and a view a beautiful beach on the coast of Sardinia, Italy, the design team at GAAP Studio was tasked to transform the space into a "family home" maintaining a smooth transition between interior and exterior areas.
Established in 1992 and located along the east side of Lake Michigan in the city of Muskegon, Lakeside Surfaces is one of the largest fabricators of surfacing products in the Midwest. The company was founded by its current president, Rob Riegler.
While times change and trends come and go, natural stone remains a popular choice in both residential and commercial design. Stone World recently had the opportunity to talk with a few experienced architects to ask their opinion on a range of issues related to designing with natural stone.
Located in Barcelona, Spain, Chef Albert Adriá desired a design that couldn’t be found anywhere else for his new restaurant so he turned to Neolith by TheSize for a creative solution
July 1, 2017
Renowned Catalan chef Albert Adriá's vision took shape when 2017 Pritzker Prize winners RCR Arquitectes in colaburation with P.Llimona drew their design idea in watercolors and decided to bring it to life with the help of Neolith by TheSize.
The 28th edition of Coverings was celebrated in Orlando, FL, this year with a fresh image and new management. The 2017 event, held at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center from April 4 to 7, proved successful with a total attendance of 28,000.