Euroroc, Europe’s umbrella trade organization for natural stone, elected Tobias Eckhardt of the Swiss natural stone trade organization NVS as its president for the coming two year. We will be publishing an interview with him shortly.
The German Natural-Stone-Prize will be awarded to projects from throughout Europe again in 2015, provided the works used European natural stone and the stone was worked in Europe. The prize is awarded in 4 categories and carries a purse of 30,000 €. It is awarded jointly by the German Natural Stone Trade Organization and the Organization of German Architects. Submissions can be made online until December 31st 2014 (German).
Fire was widely used in quarrying in Ancient Egypt has been confirmed by new research. Archeologist and specialist for natural stone, Per Storemyr, lectures on the discovery on his blog.
Shells and casings made of ultra-thin slate for mobile phones or tablet-computers are made by German Roxxlyn company.
British Lapicida company has opened its first showrooom in the US in New York City.
Accessories in natural stone for wine bottles by Italian-based It’s Stone Company.
(02.11.2014, USA: 11.02.2014)