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Turkish design students again displayed many promising ideas for everyday products made of or with the country’s natural stones

For the 3rd time, the Marble Izmir fair hosted the “Young Creative Ideas Platform“

The Salone del Mobile showed 2021 in September under the title of “Supersalone“ only in small format and was a sales show for everyone

Along long walls, exhibitors were able to rent a few square meters to set up or hang up their products / Sustainability was the overall topic

Draenert now offers its “Nelly“ table also with a metal base

The piece of furniture with the natural stone top is one of the company’s bestsellers and was designed in 2001 by founder Dr. Peter Draenert

Xiamen Stone Fair in May 2021, under the title of “Stone Infinite“ for the 3rd time, was dedicated to the search for new ideas for natural stone

Products were presented, among other things, from furniture design, art and small items for everyday life of which many were functional

Xiamen Stone Fair 2021: Presentation of “Artifacts in Stones“ (small things made of stone)

The Fair organizer hat invited young designers to show their works

“Architexture“ by Budri and Patricia Urquiola: tables that echo the façades of Renaissance churches

The tabletop is made entirely of glass and is practically invisible, but the legs are eye-catching

Hot for stone designers: Feeel Design World Prize for lasting products made of natural materials (submissions until November 14, 2021)

No prize money for the winners but the realization of a prototype and a contract for production

First competition for natural stone design in Sweden: how to sell even the leftover pieces from production

The federation as initiator had kept the students from pompous ideas, which are not marketable

Winners announced of the 15th Cosentino Design Challenge meant to promote the Spanish group’s engineered stones among young architects and designers

The contest in cooperation with 32 schools and/or universities had 309 entries from European, American and Asian students

Roman stonemasonry at its finest: a villa in the ancient cosmopolitan city of Ephesos displayed marble on its walls up to a height of 6 m

Geoarchaeology Professor Cees Passchier of the University of Mainz, Germany, together with colleagues, has reconstructed the decoration and made some surprising discoveries

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