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Monolithic masterclass

Discovering Stone|

Joe Simpson, international correspondent for Discovering Stone, attended a three-day masterclass on porcelain panel fabrication techniques by Roberto Colonetti from Perth-based European Ceramics. From being one of Western Australia’s largest importers of ceramic tiles, European Ceramics has expanded to include bathroom and kitchen fabrication on an industrial scale, including shower [...]

Sealant solutions for natural stone

Discovering Stone|

Joe Simpson writes that with the correct selection of cleaning and maintenance products, caring for natural stone or tiled surfaces should be relatively straightforward. It will extend the life and preserve the value of the investment in these beautiful surfaces. Enormous care goes into the manufacture and supply of natural [...]

Caesarstone and Wattyl collaborate

Discovering Stone|

Two of Australia’s most innovative interiors brands are working together to create pairings of colours and materials in surface finishes and fittings for consumers. The collaboration between Wattyl and Caesarstone, in which a diverse collection of quartz surfaces are paired with paint colours, will provide an inspirational guide to many [...]

Marmomac 2019: Geodiversity of Stone

Discovering Stone|

Joe Simpson reports on the latest Marmomac, an event that celebrates natural stone and the technology, machinery and artistry that goes into creating it. Once again, a key zone at the most recent Marmomac held in the Italian city of Verona was The Italian Stone Theatre. It is a dedicated [...]

Silicosis: New safeguards

Discovering Stone|

An outbreak in cases of accelerated silicosis in Australia has sparked calls from government bodies to address what is widely regarded as a national epidemic, and has major implications for people working with stone. There have been many developments on a legislative level since Discovering Stone magazine first wrote about [...]

Resolving a legal paradox using stone

Discovering Stone|

The fifth edition of the Archimarathon Awards held in the Palazzo Mezzanotte, Milan, Italy, celebrated 55 outstanding architectural and interior design projects. A special Stone Award, organised in collaboration with Marmomac, was presented to Kaan Architecten for its restrained and elegant Netherlands Supreme Court project. The Supreme Court of the [...]

Victorian Bluestone Quarries

Discovering Stone|

Discovering Stone Magazine speaks with Tina Skliros of Victorian Bluestone Quarries about the company’s award-winning stone, recent projects and its processing services. DS: Your quarry is located in Lara, relatively close to Melbourne. VBQ has been in business for over 40 years. Was stone produced on site prior to your [...]

The Neolithic Heart of Orkney

Discovering Stone|

The Neolithic Revolution, a term coined by Australian archaeologist V. Gordon Childe in the 1920s, commenced from about 10,000 BC onwards and eventually encompassed every human community around the world. It consisted of a series of independent discoveries about how to control food resources with the taming of cattle and [...]

Slim materials – the advantages

Discovering Stone, Tile Today|

In 2005 leading local wholesaler Trend Tile (NSW) launched 3 metre x 1 metre x 3 mm panels of porcelain at Designbuild in Melbourne. The product was the brainchild of System SpA a leading Italian manufacturer of machinery principally used in the production of ceramic tiles. The industry’s initial reaction [...]

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