Set in the heart of Seattle’s Pioneer Square - one of the most historic tourist districts in America - the Alaska Building, which is now a division of Courtyard by the Marriott Brand, recently went through an interior reconstruction and renovation.
When it came time to remodel a 7,000-square-foot residence in Dallas, TX, designer Elaine Williamson of Elaine Williamson Designs in Dallas, TX, needed to find the right balance between beauty and practicality.
Celebrating its 28th edition in Bologna, Italy, Cersaie 2010 - the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings - was held last fall, and the event hosted more than 83,000 visitors, and revealed leading trends and cutting-edge products from more than 1,000 exhibitors across 34 countries.
YORK, NY -- Cosentino, a global
leader in natural stone, quartz and recycled surfacing, announced the
appointment of Eduardo Cosentino as the new CEO for Cosentino North America,
which has been under the leadership of founder Roberto Contreras Jr. since its
inception in the U.S.
This comes after the Cosentino Group acquired full ownership of Cosentino North
America at the end of 2009. Contreras will support the transition through the
end of 2010 to then pursue new ventures.
VEGAS, NV -- After a successful debut, Coverings and Environmental Design + Construction
magazine will once again hold PROJECT: Green, a competition open to architects, designers, builders,
contractors, distributors, retailers, manufacturers and installers. Winners will be announced during Coverings,
the U.S. stone and tile exhibition which is scheduled to take place from March
14 to 17, 2011 at the Sands Exposition Center in Las Vegas, NV.
VALENCIA, SPAIN -- Last winter, Tile of Spain launched the
"Reign in Spain A&D Tour" program to select four architects and
interior designers to participate in a free, week-long architectural tour that
visited various regions of Spain
as well as Cevisama, the International Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings Show held
annually in Valencia, Spain. And due to
the program's initial success, the Reign in Spain is once set for 2011. And now, the tour qualifies for a minimum of
4.5 AIA CEU credits. The four winners (who will be announced December 10, 2010)
can earn these credits while on the trip through a three-part series consisting
of seminars and a factory tour.
In this month's issue of Stone World, check out an article on how government agencies are teaming with stone industry professionals to provide safe work environments. Also check out some features on quartz surfacing.