With the knowledge and experience they gained growing up in a stone-working region of Italy, the owners of Mosaico Italiano in Pompano Beach, FL, have developed a state-of-the-art operation for the mass production of mosaic tile
Adam Bauer, president of Planet Granite Inc. in Colorado Springs, CO, was first introduced to the stone industry at a young age. â€œI would spend my summers in high school in Aspen, working in the stone and tile industries with my father,â€ he explained. â€œAt age 14, grinding marble and grouting were not high on my 'enjoying life' list, but the industry was sprouting a seed in me without my knowledge of ever knowing where it could lead.â€
Set in the center of downtown Cleveland, OH, and occupying 85 acres, Cleveland State University is an integral part of the city. It boasts more than 100 student organizations and 17 NCAA Division I men's and women's varsity sports. Its architecture is a blend of old and new design styles - including historic landmark buildings as well as more contemporary facilities.
Colorado Yule marble was a key component in creating a chic contemporary look for the law office of Thelen Reid & Priest in Washington, DC. â€œThe direction from the client was to design a clean, light and modern space that would represent a new image in the Washington market,â€ said Project Designer Mariela Buendia-Corrochano of Gensler Architecture, Design & Planning Worldwide.
Dating back to 1885, Rock of Ages Corp. of Barre, VT, has grown into a stone-production powerhouse - with ownership of 10 active quarries and five manufacturing and sawing facilities in North America. The publicly owned company is a leading quarrier of granite in the U.S. and Canada, and it is among the world's largest manufacturers and retailers of granite memorials.
The relationship shared by James F. Williamson, FAIA, and Louis Pounders, FAIA, of Williamson Pounders Architects, LLC (WPA) in Memphis, TN, extends far beyond the firm's foundation in 1990. The two are childhood friends who have been developing and honing their interest and skills in architecture together since grade school. This bond has continued throughout the years, and now both partners are in the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.
In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we bring you our annual focus on Kitchen & Bath Design. From a beach-inspired bathroom design to a kitchen backsplash made of circular mosaic tile, the following are filled with illustrations of innovative and unique uses of stone and tile.