Stone Tapestry: Beyond the Surface at Surface Design Show 2024

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February 2024

The latest iteration of Stone Tapestry is set to captivate attendees at the 2024 Surface Design Show (6 - 8 February at Business Design Centre).

For four years running, Squire & Partners in collaboration with Stone Federation have been invited to curate an explorative natural stone exhibit at the heart of the show's Stone Gallery. This year, the interactive installation comes to life through the expertise of The Stonemasonry Company Ltd in partnership with Webb Yates Engineers.

Stone Tapestry: Beyond the Surface aims to spotlight the aesthetic beauty, sustainability and adaptability of the UK's native stones. The design emphasises how a meticulous integration of stone, coupled with design elements that accentuate its natural hues and textures, can significantly elevate sustainability benchmarks compared to conventional materials.

Crafted for optimal weight distribution and ease of disassembly, the exhibit ingeniously utilises reclaimed stone fragments. These are artfully assembled within a lightweight framework, further fortified with steel, to showcase the diverse colours, textures and unique attributes of British stone – fusing timeless elegance with contemporary efficiency.

Beyond the Surface challenges traditional notions of scale, offering a comprehensive view of material intricacies, artisanal craftsmanship and cutting-edge engineering. The piece represents a harmonious blend of age-old stonemasonry techniques and modern engineering innovations.

The 2024 Stone Tapestry features materials sourced from esteemed UK providers, including Albion Stone, Britannicus Stone, Dunhouse Quarry, Hutton Stone and Tradstocks.

Stone suppliers:

Albion Stone
Grove Whitbed:  Information.pdf
Portland Stonehills Whitbed:  Information.pdf

Britannicus Stone
Frosterley: Information.pdf
Swaledale Fossil: Information.pdf

Cop Crag: Information.pdf
Corsehill:  Information.pdf

Hutton Stone
Darney Sandstone: Information.pdf

Scottish Whinstone: Information.pdf