Blog: From the Bedrock

Delicate and Durable: Baccarat Crystal Uses Stone For Flagship Store

Posted by Steven Schrenk

It's a surprising combination, stone and crystal.

When you hear crystal you think bubbles gently effervescing in an elegant flute, not blocks of rock cut from the earth. But contrast and juxtaposition are exactly what drove the design of Baccarat North America's flagship location on Madison

Topics: Architecture & Design Trends, Thin Stone

Marble and Granite Designs Break Out Of The Countertop

Posted by Steven Schrenk

Our love affairs with design materials come and go, some for good. (We’re talking to you Linoleum.) But the stone countertop is a classic that has outlived the fads of Formica and stainless steel tops. Instead of being replaced by newer materials, natural stone is actually breaking out of its

Topics: Home Design, Material Selection, Architecture & Design Trends, Thin Stone

How to Talk To Your Fabricator About Granite and Marble Designs

Posted by Steven Schrenk

White Cherokee marble block at Polycor's US quarry in Georgia.

In your design repertoire you have go-to materials, favorite pieces and colors. But your ideas are always evolving, growing. You’re in a constant search for new possibilities.

As you add to your portfolio you push further in your

Topics: Home Design, Material Selection, Thin Stone, Fabrication

Can You Get Samples of Marble or Granite? Answers for Designers

Posted by Steven Schrenk

You’ve got samples for paint, cabinets, floors, even wallpaper, why not stone? If you’ve been shopping for materials for a design job you know how difficult it is to cast a vision for your client (or get them to make a decision) without samples. So why is it that the dealers for the most costly

Topics: Thin Stone, stone sourcing, stone samples

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