Stone Furniture

The ability to create your own personal statement in an interior design or landscaping plan is never simpler than with natural stone furniture. Let’s look at three things to think about when you embark on this journey.

Firstly, as mentioned previously in this space, technology is on your side in terms of industrial advances such as CNC machines and waterjet cutting devices that vastly reduce costs by machining elements that were once hand done. These technical advances still maintain the  sense of esthetic primacy that is so paramount.

Secondly, the array of stones available has never been more bountiful. One piece of the puzzle is the natural stone blocks that are used to manufacture architectural pieces from fireplace surrounds to columns to furniture. The second piece for the production of natural stone furniture is the sheer variety of color values that the blocks are now available in. Whether you want to work in whites, grays or beiges you will be satisfied. Please see the Onyx piece below as a cool example.

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via Peugeot Design Lab

Thirdly, stone furniture and especially marble, is extremely fashion forward in 2014 and will continue to be so in 2015. The incredibly interesting e-zine, www.dezeen.com, comments from Milan that, “the material of the moment at this year’s Milan design week was marble, with the streaky stone often associated with classical sculpture and architecture enjoying a revival in contemporary design”. 

via Vermont Quarries

At the top of this post is an ancient stone bench from the Alcobaca Monastery in Portugal.  Immediately above is the Danby Quarry in Vermont where some of the world’s finest white marble is found. It is perfect for the design and production of Stone Furniture.

I can help you begin to take the steps necessary to produce a work of art in natural stone. Text me at 305.986.1046. Thanks fr reading!

About the Author:

I have spent over three interesting decades in the stone, tile, glass, construction and technology spaces. Sales, marketing, operations and business development, both internationally and domestically, have all been part of this ride. In the hindsight of time......"what a ride it has been"!