Stone kitchen trends we’re predicting for the year ahead

Whether you keep sweaters-in-the-oven a la Carrie Bradshaw or the last year has turned you into a bonafide chef, there’s no denying that many of us have kitchen remodeling on the brain. Transforming our homes to meet how we live today is more important than ever and, of course, every good kitchen starts with a fabulous countertop. Here are the stone trends we’ve been noticing and loving!

Lapitec | For those looking forward

Imagine a surfacing material made of 100% minerals that contains no resin or petroleum derivatives and holds up to heat, cold, scratching, and etching while being both anti-microbial and hydrophilic. What if this material also served as a photocatalyst that cleaned the air by reacting with light to break down and eliminate harmful pollutants?

Welcome to the world of Lapitec.

Lapitec is a ‘green’ material both in its production and in its final form. It is completely inert and does not release any pollutants or VOCs into the environment. Further, the product life cycle is reversible, meaning that the material may be destroyed and turned back into the same mineral powder from which it was created, thus making it able to be reused in the production process and completely recyclable.

Lapitec is a full-bodied sintered stone that can be used for:

Interior and exterior cladding, flooring, indoor or outdoor kitchen countertops, pool copings, and ventilated façades. Available in a variety of thicknesses, textures, and extra-large slab sizes, Lapitec has through-body color and patterning, allowing for ease of use in countless applications and a multitude of creative edge options.

Lapitec – Innovation and design without boundaries.

Gold. Colorado-style. | Coming Soon.

ABC congratulates Red Graniti and Colorado Quarries for cutting the inaugural block of Colorado Gold.
Coming soon to ABC!
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Fall Vibes Abound | Inspiration from Top Design Talents

The Summer of 2020 is officially in the history books and we are so ready for the Fall. To celebrate, we asked a few of our favorite interior designers to curate seasonally-inspired mood boards, and what they came up with is nothing short of divine. Check out these gorgeous Fall-ready palettes below!

The End of Summer: Like 100 Sunday’s All Rolled Into One

Despite the Summer of 2020 being the one of the strangest on record, we’re still not quite ready to say goodbye. Luckily, ABC has the cure for those post-season blues. Make waves all year round with swoon-worthy materials reminiscent of water lapping on the shore and rife with all the possibility of cool sea breezes and invigorating salt air. So go ahead and throw some Yacht Rock on the old record player, mix up a Dark and Stormy, and dream of calm waters and smooth sailing ahead.

Materials Matter: The Alchemy of a Kitchen

Author, designer, and creator of the iconic lifestyle brand Eyeswoon, Athena Calderone, joins advocate for the arts and communications expert, Tiana Webb Evans, for an intimate conversation to explore materiality, visual storytelling, and effectively intertwining the design process with everyday creative practice. Join us for this lively and informative webinar.

Presented via Zoom Webinar
Thursday, August 20th,
4 pm

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ABC Stone in Design + Decor Magazine | The Great Outdoors Issue

Thanks to Design + Decor for highlighting ABC in its feature on the sustainability of stone as a building material. We love sharing our knowledge about the world’s oldest building material. Read on for details!

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Taking Inventory: 4 Experts Discuss The Future Of Stone In Design | via ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME

For the ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME winter issue, we spoke with four brands on the future of stone in design.

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The Top 6 Interior-Design Trends for 2020 via The Wall Street Journal

According to The Wall Street Journal multicolored marble is so IN. Thank you to the team at WSJ – as well as Kate Taylor Interiors – for highlighting ABC’s Opera D’Arte. Click here for the full article PDF.

 

 

Kehinde Wiley’s ‘Rumors of War’ unveiled at VMFA

It is with great pride and satisfaction that we have successfully helped to facilitate the move and placement of Rumors of War, the statue by Kehinde Wiley created in response to Confederate monuments in the South, from Times Square to its permanent home at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA). His subject is a reimagined version of the Confederate general Jeb Stuart, created by Frederick Moynihan in 1907. It was an honor for ABC to realize the massive limestone plinth to support the revolutionary artists’ work. At over 80,0000 pounds of bronze, steel, and stone, the installation in Times Square and in Virginia had to be technically perfect and we are so pleased with the results. Special thanks to UAP Company, Emily Johnson, Precision Stone, Picco Engineering, Integrated Structures, and Don McGee for your tireless efforts. Extra thanks to Kehinde Wiley for the trust and impeccable vision.

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