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.
Pokarna, a leader among stone producers in India, recently opened its Cream Cashmere granite quarry in Buduruvada Village, Parvathipuram Mandal, Vizianagaram District, Andhra Pradesh, India. The almost 25-acre site currently produces three shades/patterns of the material.
In creating a sustainable and chic apartment complex in Gurugram, Haryanaa, India, the design team at Design Forum International chose a palette of regional stone for the interior and exterior of the building, as well as its surrounding landscape
For Greenburg, a posh apartment complex set on one of India's lush golf courses in Gurugram, Haryanaa, sustainability and affordability were at the heart of the design. Local stone was preferred for the building's exterior satisfying aesthetic, as well as performance requirements.
Energy Corridor, Energy Center III is a 546,000-square-foot, 20-story, Class A office building with a lobby visible from Interstate 10 in Houston, TX. Architect Scott Cutlip of Kirksey Architects in Houston, wanted the 30-foot-tall lobby to have a stone wall, and a dramatic presence at night.
Swapping his scalpel for a chisel, Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Randal Haworth MD was hands on in the design and construction of his new office lobby, which included a mammoth reception counter made from Carrara marble
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.
This Stone of the Month is supplied by JMS (Jura Marble Suppliers), Germany. Technical details provide a frame of reference only. Because stone is a product of nature, testing to determine specific physical qualities should be repeated for each project.