European Capitals of Culture in 2020: Galway in Ireland and Rijeka in Croatia

As usual, the editorial staff of Stone-Ideas.com looked up what both have to offer in terms of natural stone

Sibylle Pasche brings the viewer of her marble sculptures to intellectual games

With her works, the Swiss artist depicts „the primal symbols of nature and their processes of change”, as she herself says

Germany has a „Rock of the Year“ and with some success

The aim is to make citizens aware of the importance of geology and these natural resources

The shape of mountain and valley is developed in a complex interplay of climate and vegetation

A research team from the University of Tübingen examined the role of vegetation, precipitation and soil erosion

Entirely novel idea: Danish design studio Handvärk assembles table-tops from large marble tiles

There are more than unusual design possibilities for the user / target group are not the rich

The demand for countertops in the US is expected to rise (+)3.8% per year to $42 billion in 2024

Freedonia Group’s market researchers see engineered stone as the fastest growing surface material / Natural stone’s share also increasing

Coronavirus: the mostly small companies of the stone sector have largely mastered the crisis so far

The critical point is the shipping which is partly at a standstill or has become more expensive / Adjustments in the companies with reduced workforces and home office