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V&A Museum of Design

The new V&A Museum of Design in Dundee is surrounded by 6,000m2 of granite hard landscaping, including benches, supplied by Hardscape.

Photo: ©HuftonCrow

There is not a lot of natural stone in the fabric of the spectacular new V&A Museum of Design in Dundee, the first project in the UK by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. It is concrete, steel and...
Cloak of Conscience

Anna Chromy's Cloak of Conscience in its new setting in the USA.

After its tour as a public sculpture in Europe and China, Anna Chromy’s Carrara marble 'Cloak of Conscience', which is a cloak devoid of a person wearing it but taking the form as if...
Dekton in Rio

The celebrated coastal Cap Ferrat building in Rio de Janiero with its new cladding of Dekton Danae.

Cosentino's Dekton has been chosen as the exterior cladding for the renovation of the celebrated Cap Ferrat building in Rio de Janiero. Built in 1976 in the exclusive Avenida Vieira Souto in...

Director Sebastian Harris (left) inspects some of the latest arrivals at Pisani Wholesale in Matlock with General Manager Matt English, who says he is taking the business forward by giving customers the level of service and support they need and deserve.

For 80 years the Pisani name has been synonymous with stone in the UK. And it still is.Like a regenerated Dr Who, the Pisani name lives on even though the company bears little resemblance to its...

The French Laundry Kitchen featuring Dekton worktops and wall cladding.

Cosentino Group distributes hard surfaces such as its ultradense Dekton, Silestone quartz and Sensa impregnated granite for the world of architecture and design. Lately its Dekton ultradense surfaces...

Ceralsio is a ceramic surface that is available in two thicknesses – 6mm for wall cladding and flooring and 12mm for worktops. Pictured here on the worktop and wall is Ceralsio Statuario.

The kitchen is at the heart of the home, says Simon Boocock, Managing Director, CRL Europe, parent of CRL StoneNow more than ever before the kitchen is the heart of the home, with the trend towards...

James Semmens (left) and Oliver Webb, joint Managing Directors of stone wholesaler Gerald Culliford in Surrey, during the company’s open days in June.

Massive changes in global communications, both physical and digital, have shrunk the world. That has altered the role of stone wholesalers in the distribution chain. But they have forged for...
DektonJohn Campbell in kitchen

John Campbell, the Michelin Star chef and owner of The Woodspeen, in his kitchens with their Dekton worktops.

John Campbell, the Michelin Star chef who owns The Woodspeen restaurant and cookery school in Berkshire, has chosen Dekton's latest industrial chic and white surfaces for the refurbishment of his...
Tina Bailey

Tina Bailey: "It’s good to be back in the stone industry and I am very happy to announce my appointment with Fairhurst Stone Merchants Ltd."

Tina Bailey, Sales Manager at Block Stone for many years until last year, has now joined Fairhurst Stone Merchants Ltd in Settle, North Yorkshire.Tina says: "It’s good to be back in the...
CRL Stone

Montana Gris is one of the new colours from CRL Quartz.

New in the CRL Quartz collection from CRL Stone are Montana Gris (pictured) and Carrara. These are polished slabs in popular marble designs.The patterns go throughout the materials for a natural look...
Opie Hamilton

The Julian Opie frieze in Bermuda, made and installed by stoneCIRCLE in Basingstoke.

When the Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club in Bermuda commissioned Julian Opie to design a 13m long installation for its marina, Opie designed a frieze featuring his signature stylised figures...

A fireplace in Neolith Krater, Neolith Iron Corten and Neolith La Boheme.

Neolith, the sintered stone company that opened a warehouse in Harlow, Essex, at the start of this year, is just putting the final touches to a showroom at the Business Design Centre in Islington at...
Pietra Grey

The new Pietra Grey in Ceralsio from CRL Stone.

Pietra Grey is the latest design to join the Ceralsio range of ceramic surfaces from CRL Stone.Its subtle white veining gives a timeless colour palette a distinctively individual edge while working...
St James

Portland limestone at St James' Market.

The St James Market development is part of The Crown Estate’s 10-year, £500million renovation of its properties in this part of London. The development by architect Make has transformed...
Caroline Dear

Caroline Dear's second World War I commemorative stone, marking the end of the war, will stay at Chelsea Barracks.

Stone carver Caroline Dear, who is a regular exhibitor at Chelsea Flower Show, was back again this year (22-26 May) with a second slate poppy memorial.The first one she made commemorated the start of...