Stone in the Home
An application of stone that gives an original touch to the table during special dinners and even day to day ones: plates made of natural stone. Apart from the varieties that exist in a traditional crockery set (sizes, colours, qualities), be it in slate, marble or granite, the possibilities of elaboration in forms and textures are unimaginable. Below is a small sample of this unique application.
Wine racks made of natural stone seem to be fast becoming a popular item in the market since a few months ago. With infinite designs possible and creativity being the only limitation, many stone companies have now started taking this application with huge market possibilities in a very serious way. Here are just a few designs made by Spanish stone fabricators.
The fair Rocalia, held last December, 2017 in Lyon (France), served as a window to creativity and new applications in natural stone. One of these applications is furniture in homes. Both the exhibitions organised by the fair and some stands in the fair showed interesting creations that we highlight here.
How many middle class homes exist on the planet? Perhaps difficult to calculate, since the definition of middle class varies from person to person, country to country. An approximate number, with ' middle class' being defined in the western sense, would perhaps lead to number somewhere between 300 to 500 million. Assuming every such home has a dining table, this would also be the number of dining tables in the world.
Stones add that special look to any garden in any house. That rustic, natural irregular shape of every stone helps to make every home garden unique in its own way. From Turkey comes a new variety of garden stones: a dazzling range of diverse colours and shapes. Our thanks to the Turkish company Med-Sinai for the photographs.
When summer arrives, it is time to enjoy the good weather in that special place which those among us who are fortunate to possess- a garden. The tables and benches made of natural stone are perfect to create a unique and original corner in our garden. They never deteriorate with the passage of time, are easy to maintain, and create a special and spectacular atmosphere. A 100% natural product in a 100% natural environment. A perfect match.
When thinking of natural stone in a home, we need not limit ourselves only to think which stone to use for the floors and the bathroom walls, or the type of granite for our counter-top. Stone can be present in all the house, providing a sensation of warmth and elegance. Garden pots in the entrance, lamps in the hallway, or even bookcases and shelves: all is possible with natural stone.