Monolithic masterclass


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 trays, vanities, worktops, island units, [...]

Monolithic masterclass2020-06-22T15:12:31+10:00

Sealant solutions for natural 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 stone, porcelain, and ceramic tile. [...]

Sealant solutions for natural stone2020-06-22T15:04:13+10:00

Silicosis safety and protection


WorkSafe Victoria provides tools to help create a safe and healthy workplace. As a statutory authority of the Victorian state government, it asks: Are you a worker or an employer in the stonemason industry? In the last year, Victoria has seen a significant increase in workers diagnosed with silicosis and about 80% of these have [...]

Silicosis safety and protection2020-06-22T14:57:21+10:00

Caesarstone and Wattyl collaborate


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 homeowners looking to update their [...]

Caesarstone and Wattyl collaborate2020-06-22T14:51:54+10:00

Marmomac 2019: Geodiversity of 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 hall focusing on design, innovation, [...]

Marmomac 2019: Geodiversity of Stone2019-11-07T14:03:23+11:00

Silicosis: New safeguards


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 the increasing incidence of silicosis [...]

Silicosis: New safeguards2019-11-07T14:13:26+11:00

Resolving a legal paradox using 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 Netherlands sits on Korte Voorhout [...]

Resolving a legal paradox using stone2019-11-07T13:58:29+11:00

Victorian Bluestone Quarries


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 tenancy? TS: Our Lara quarry [...]

Victorian Bluestone Quarries2019-08-13T00:40:10+10:00

The Neolithic Heart of Orkney


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 other prospective livestock (such as [...]

The Neolithic Heart of Orkney2019-08-13T00:31:50+10:00

Slim materials – the advantages


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 was understandably cool. There were [...]

Slim materials – the advantages2019-08-04T18:54:22+10:00
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