Designed as a sustainable, waterfront retreat by Marvel Architects, 1 Hotel overlooks the East River in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood and features more than 10,000 square feet ABC’s Montclair Danby Vein Cut, Mountain White Danby, and Crystal Grey Danby.
Using “local” stone from our Vermont Quarry helped this project achieve the coveted designation of Certified LEED Gold. (more…)Read Full Post...
ABC is proud to present our Digital Stone Catalogue
Featuring ASIST (Advanced Stone Imaging Software Technology)
The Digital Stone Catalogue coupled with a robust sample library, enables our clients to accurately imagine the exact properties of their stone, all without leaving our showroom. (more…)Read Full Post...
On the evening of Wednesday, April 17th, at our ABC | NYC showroom, we were honored to host The Unveiling, our annual sculpture show and reception celebrating the artists selected to receive the ABC Stone-sponsored Carrara Sculpture Residency.
Gianluca Giarrizzo and Arngrímur Sigurðsson unveiled the pieces they created in Italy last Summer, Crema I and Trans-Human Bomb. Other works on view by esteemed artists Jago, Barbara Segal, Peter Glenn Oakley, Alessandro Lombardo and Brice Esso. It was an enchanted evening of art, wine, and conversation.
We’re so proud of what we’re building, and we always enjoy showcasing that work to our community of artists and art enthusiasts. Thank you to all who were involved for your dedicated efforts in making this incredible event so special. (more…)Read Full Post...
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Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but Jenny Dina Kirschner of Jenny Dina Kirschner Interiors is smitten with stone. In fact, in her own kitchen featured here, she’d chosen the slabs before she’d even closed on the property—that’s commitment to a material.
The space was completely gutted, so Jenny had a fresh canvas on which to leave her indelible imprint. It would be impossible to misidentify the focal point of the space in this kitchen. The luscious sculptural island is made of polished Belvedere quartzite. The entire piece is seamless with mitered corners at the top and sides; two large slabs were used, measuring approximately 80 square feet of stone in total. Jenny found her match at ABC Stone, a renowned resource for natural and man-made stone. The company also features Functional Art and Cubic Elements to complement any exceptional interior or exterior space.
When designing kitchens for her clients, Jenny often starts with the countertop material, and her own kitchen was no exception. The entire perimeter of the room is white: the flooring, cabinetry and even the hardware deliberately sublimates itself to the majesty of the quartzite island. “The intensity of the dark stone immediately grabbed my attention,” says Jenny. “It has all these really beautiful earth tones: green, caramel, crystals and ivories. It’s swirly and very dreamy.” The cantilevered drop to table height creates an architectural play of lines and volume that add visual interest and functionality. Flanked by Prouvé Standard SP Chairs, designed by Jean Prouvé and produced by Vitra, the island beckons to be touched and interacted with—it’s not passive decoration.
With storage often a challenge in urban kitchens, Jenny chose to extend her cabinets to new heights, quite literally. “Building the double-height cabinetry was pricey and challenging, but a must for me,” she says. “There were architectural soffits and elements we had to work around, and I wanted it to look seamless.”
Since the kitchen is an open concept, Jenny preferred to delineate the spaces discreetly yet purposefully. Flooring in the kitchen is porcelain by Stone Source in UonUon, and the rest of the flooring on the first floor is pickled and white-washed white oak. By interweaving individual floor planks, Jenny creates a subtly textured boundary between spaces. Visually blurred, it’s less jarring and abrupt than a complete switch of materials and colors.
Jenny masterfully integrates textures into her spaces, but here in the kitchen she deliberately kept textural layering to a minimum. She prefers instead for the enraptured gaze and attention to wander into the vastness and beyond.
Jenny Dina Kirschner
Jenny Dina Kirschner Interiors
129 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011 | 646.707.3065
234 Banker Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 | 718.389.8360
210 Miller Place, Hicksville, NY 11801 | 516.997.9412
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ABC Stone is honored to have been awarded NKBA’s Innovative Retail Showroom for 2019 in the medium-sized Independent Showroom category. The Showroom awards acknowledge outstanding design and client engagement in a dealer/retail environment, in independent and multi-brand/location showrooms. Showrooms are judged on their unique and interactive design. A prestigious jury of design and allied professionals have selected our New York City showroom, which was designed by STONEFOX Architects and planned in an exclusive partnership with RED Graniti Quarries, Vermont Quarries, and Colorado Quarries, from among dozens of entries received.
Located in the heart of NYC’s Flatiron District, ABC’s state-of-the-art Experience Center brings together both digital and analog forces to inspire innovative design on every scale. ABC looks to expand the parameters of material specification, change how we interact with our clients and how our clients interact with our materials, and ultimately revolutionize point-of-sale procedure in the natural and engineered stone industry utilizing our proprietary Virtual Warehouse system. The Virtual Warehouse, combined with the award-winning, Ketra lighting system which precisely mimics the color temperature and intensity of light no matter the surroundings, enables our clients to accurately imagine the exact properties of their stone in the space for which it is being selected. The experience is further enhanced by our ongoing educational series “Cocktails and Conversations”. These classes provide continuing education credits for interior design professionals on a variety of stone-related topics. It is our intention for attendees to leave with a thorough understanding of the subjects covered and how they can be applied in the work going forward.
The awards were given out at KBIS 2019 on February 18, 2019 at the NKBA Design Competition and Industry Awards Show at the Encore Hotel in the Encore Ballroom.
For more than a quarter century, the world’s top architects and designers have put their trust in ABC Stone. Our strategic partnerships with top quarries the world over give us unparalleled access to the finest stones ever unearthed. Exotic marble, extraordinary granite, magnificent limestone in addition to an impressive array of onyx, travertine, quartzite and semi-precious, among other fine natural stones, make ABC a one-stop stone resource for the A&D community.Read Full Post...