Is quartz still rising in popularity? Are miters still a favorite? Is natural stone being used anywhere else but countertops? Over the years, trends seemed to be somewhat stagnate. But some new design trends are becoming apparent.
Three scholarship recipients will be recognized during the Natural Stone Institute Awards Ceremony at TISE on January 28. Cody Pfeiffer (Genesee Cut Stone & Marble) and Nadia Grogan (Fraserview Masonry) will be recognized as recipients of the 2019 Natural Stone Scholarship, and Jennifer Burlak (NorthWoods Granite) will be recognized as the recipient of the 2019 Women in Stone Empowerment Scholarship.
CupaClad has announced that The Thomas Brick Company, North-East Ohio-based distributor of brick, natural stones, tile and metal facades, has been selected to distribute its world-leading natural slate rainscreen cladding system.
The Natural Stone Institute has provided natural stone and fabrication services for its 23rd home with the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment). The R.I.S.E. program builds specially adapted smart homes for severely wounded veterans and first responders. To date, Natural Stone Institute members have been involved in twenty-three completed homes.
69,000 trade operators from 154 countries and 1,650 companies from 62 countries attended the 54th edition of Marmomac. After four days at Veronafiere, Saturday was the closing day for the world's landmark exhibition in the natural stone, machinery, processing technology and applied design sector.
In less than a year it will be that time again, when the 21st round of Stone+tec takes place at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 17 to 20 June 2020. This international trade fair for natural stone and stone technology is where industry experts gather for professional knowledge-sharing. They can also look forward to a diverse supporting program. As well as special shows, panel discussions and high-Caiberpresentations, several awards ceremonies form an integral part of the event. Stone+tec receives active support from major industry associations.
Attendees at StonExpo/Marmomac at The International Surface Event (TISE) in January 2020 will notice more natural stone on display than ever before. A new Natural Stone Pavilion will debut prominently in the middle of the show floor. The pavilion is strategically positioned near the Natural Stone Institute booth and adjacent to the Marmomac International Pavilion, which will also include several natural stone suppliers.
In this issue of Stone World Magazine, read about the upcoming Xiamen Stone Fair, which is in it's twentieth year, hear the latest news from the stone industry, tips on cutting alternative stone surfaces, and much more!