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Carrara marble and millennial wood: here is the 2 million euro table

Presented at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, it was designed by the artist Helidon Xhixha and created by 12 Italian companies What does a...

French multimedia artists showcase quarries

Quarries have taken centre stage in a number of French multimedia art installations. A former limestone quarry in Les Baux-de-Provence in southern France has been...

Natural Stone Institute Announces 2018 Pinnacle Award Winners

The winners of the 2018 Pinnacle Awards were announced during the Natural Stone Institute Awards Ceremony at TISE 2019 in Las Vegas, NV. Fourteen...

18th-Century Sculpture Has a Delicate Net Carved Out of a Single Block of Marble

For centuries, sculptors around the world have adopted marble as their medium of choice. In order to both illustrate marble’s carving capabilities and showcase their own sculpting...

A sensible Japanese-style home in Yishun, featuring brass, marble and timber

After living with a dark colour palette for many years, the homeowners of this three-storey cluster terrace home at Yishun tasked their nephew, Mikael...

Matthew Simmonds explores historic architecture in stone sculptures

Doric columns, arches and vaulted ceilings are among the architectural details that Matthew Simmonds has carved from stone in these intricate sculptures.  The result of a lifelong interest in...

Altrock is a terrazzo made using waste from the marble industry

London-based designer Robin Grasby uses offcuts from luxury marble workshops to create a terrazzo material he calls "beautifully chaotic". Called Altrock, the material can be used for worktops, wall coverings, tables...

Olivier Vadrot’s lava stone and marble seats are shaped like latin alphabet letters

Drawing from the history of writing, french architect & artist Olivier Vadrot has created orchestre, a series of 26 outdoor sculptural seats, each of which with a...

Burj Jumeira supertall skyscraper will rise from fingerprint of Dubai’s ruler

Visuals have been released of the SOM-designed Burj Jumeira, a 550-metre-tall split-volume skyscraper in Dubai that will rise from a lake shaped like the fingerprint of the emirate's ruler.  Unveiled by state-owned Dubai...

Snug candle holders by Sanna Völker are carved from 500 million year old stones

‘Snug’ candle holders by Sanna Völker are handmade by stonemasons who have mastered their craft for four generations, dating back to 1880. All pieces are...