I received an email from a long-time industry member last week. He and his family had to be rescued by boat during Hurricane Harvey, and are now beginning the rebuilding process. Like so many in the Houston area, he didn’t have flood insurance.
A recent renovation to Founders Hall, located on the campus of Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) in Waterbury, CT, was a collaborative effort between school administration, the design team, and additional stone industry professionals.
While high school best friends Geoffrey Gran and Bill Heuer went their separate ways for college and followed different career paths afterwards, they reunited in July of 2015 to open The Countertop Factory Midwest in Addison, IL.
The Digital Stone Project allows a unique opportunity for those interested in sculpting stone — both with state-of-the-art machinery and by hand — to experience a month-long workshop in the Tuscany region of Italy
High in the Natural Park of the Apuan Alps, near Lago Di Gramolazzo and the historical center of the Italian village of Gramolazzo, a group of artists, architects and designers gather to spend a month sculpting marble with robots
Rye Marble Inc. of Rye, NY, might have limited space for fabrication, but careful planning to devise a fully automated and efficient shop has led to a lucrative business in the high-end residential market
When walking into BardenStone's showroom in Memphis, TN, there's an immediate sense of warmth and friendliness. As a family business in its third generation, it is evident the Barden family cares about its customers and devotes itself to producing quality stonework to meet their design needs.
Designed by architect Beverley David Thorne in 1963, it was an experimental project to build a steel-framed house on a steeply sloping site and to demonstrate how to construct it without tearing up the natural terrain in the way usually required by conventional building.
This month marks my 21st anniversary with Stone World- how fast the time goes by! And while many aspects of the industry, and even systems for publishing a magazine have changed, it is comforting that many things have also stayed the same.
In this issue of Stone World Magazine, read about the latest product innovations in the stone fabricating industry, hear about stone design and application case studies from around the globe, and much more!