Miscellaneous

(December 2011) Strong upward trend in Italian exports to countries of the Near East

Design: „Transparent Stone Mosaic“

(November 2011) Marmomacc’s Marble Forum presents new design ideas in stone

Markets: India allows an increase in imports of raw blocks

(November 2011) Government decrees loosening of restrictions, which could allow a growth of the stone industry

Fairs: Demand for „sensual products“

(November 2011) Cersaie: Ceramic tile fashion trends prove that many customer desires are realized in natural stone

Markets: A glance at furnishing and design magazines

(November 2011) The World Natural Stone Association (Wonasa) agreed its marketing campaign

Miscellaneous

(November 2011) Terrorist attacks carried out by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK are a burden the Turkish stone industry must bear

Architecture: magical lines and rough stone

(November 2011) In the Spanish pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela, the Cidade da Cultura was erected as a cultural centre for Galicia and all of Europe. Architect Peter Eisenman used natural stone in an unusual way

Fairs: Chinese exhibitors had hall 3 almost to themselves

(November 2011) Verona’s Marmomacc had more foreign exhibitor than local participants for the first time this year / Export is Italian stone industry’s lifesaver

Fairs: „Cuarzita”, „Corten” and „Nero”

(November 2011) New stones at Marmomacc

Design: Leather and stone wall decor

(November 2011) Italian companies and a designer combine the two materials

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