FROM THE WORLD OF ABC STONE

Introducing the latest from Lapitec: Bianco Giulia

Through veined, full-bodied, and completely silica-free. Lapitec proudly presents Bianco Giulia, the latest addition to the Musa collection.

Joining its veined counterparts, Vittoria and Elettra, Giulia represents a whole new level of sophistication in sintered stone.

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In the Kitchen | A look into Joy Bauer’s Lapitec clad kitchen

The pandemic reminded us just how important health is… both our own physical and mental wellbeing as well as the health of our environment. When NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author and healthy-lifestyle expert for NBC’s TODAY show, Joy Bauer, set about redefining her personal space and home office (aka – her kitchen!), she was instinctively drawn to Lapitec for its eco-friendly durability and classic, timeless beauty.

One thing that unites Italy and America is definitely the social aspect of food and sitting together at the table. What are the current food trends in America?

Americans love to eat—and we love delicious food. We enjoy the history of different foods and how they make us feel. And of course, we love dining together with loved ones and friends. There’s a social aspect to the ritual of eating meals. Families catch up over dinner, friends laugh and bond over happy hour appetizers, memories are made at birthdays, holiday celebrations, and anniversaries, where food plays a prominent role. I think this is true of people in most countries. Food is nourishment, food is love, food is social. Food is a glue that helps keep us together.

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Dec 20, 2021 / Press

Galerie Magazine | Winter Issue

Galerie Magazine | Winter Issue

Closing out the year with a fabulous feature!  We are thrilled to grace the pages of Galerie Magazine’s Winter Issue.

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Dec 1, 2021 / Stone Discoveries

Field Notes | Anastasia Piatrovich

Field Notes | Anastasia Piatrovich

What stones do you think are trending right now?

I think right now it is trending whatever Athena Calderone is choosing. I’m actually not totally kidding. Another material that everyone wants but no one can get is Opera D’arte – magnifique! 

And then there’s always Calacatta Viola – we can’t keep it in stock- we almost always sell out before it lands.

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Courageous by Design Opening Reception @ ABC | NYC

On Thursday, October 14th, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) announced Julie Bargmann as the winner of the 2021 Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Architecture Prize. The first-of-its-kind, biennial Oberlander Prize includes a US $100,000 monetary award and two years of public engagement activities focused on the work of the laureate and landscape architecture more broadly.

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Sep 23, 2021 / Stone Discoveries

Field Notes | Sabrina Concepcion

Field Notes | Sabrina Concepcion

What stones do you think are trending right now?

Bold and beautiful is what I believe is trending. Everyone is asking for that stand-out piece of marble. Something with a punch, something that grabs your attention. Whites with navy and gold or black and whites. While these can be bold, beautiful and elegant, they are also classic and timeless. You can’t go wrong with these stones. I say the Calacatta Paonazzo and Panda are still top choices everyone is interested in.

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On the evening of August 19th, ABC Stone, in partnership with the New York Academy of Art and curator Peter Drake, hosted the tenth annual sculpture exhibition in celebration of The Carrara Merit Residency Scholarship. The exhibition featured 25 sculptures from 16 artists and provided a necessary and ongoing platform for the amplification of a culturally and ethnically diverse group of artists which reflects the world through their distinct lenses.

Guests were invited to wander through a lush, six-acre property in the heart of Sag Harbor that had been transformed into an other-worldly, sculpture-infused labyrinth. The pieces were grouped thematically and curated into separate vignettes as a comment on society and the state of our world today.

As in previous years, the works on view were augmented by performance art, music, and interactive video elements.

In continuing the exhibition series and the Carrara Residency program, ABC aims to honor its ongoing commitment to promoting and sustaining the use of stone in artistic practice and play a role in the continuance of this millennia-old art form. Now in its 11th year, the Carrara Residency Merit Scholarship is among the most popular Residencies and garners the most diverse pool of applicants among the MFA students at the New York Academy of Art. The honorees are selected by a group of architects, designers, artists, and magazine editors who meet with and interview each applicant in person.

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Jun 7, 2021 / Stone Bank

Summer Whites

Summer Whites
Adjectives to describe Summer: Hot. Dreamy. Unforgettable. Natural. Instagramable. Won’t last forever.
Adjectives to describe Stone: Cool. Dreamy. Unforgettable. Natural. Instagramable. Lasts forever.
Stone. Basically Summer that’s more temperate and lasts longer. See what we did there?
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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!

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Jan 13, 2021 / Stone Discoveries

Lapitec | For those looking forward

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.

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