FROM THE WORLD OF ABC STONE

Evolving to a Digital Experience To Serve You Seamlessly

We invoite you to join us anytime on a GoTo Meeting or Zoom for a walkthrough of our current inventory utilizing our proprietary Digital Stone Catalogue.

This system and our presentation process have been incredibly well-received through these difficult times and have been instrumental in allowing our work to continue seamlessly. (more…)

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Apr 13, 2020 / Architecture

Project Focus: 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

Project Focus: 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

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…)

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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.

 

 

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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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On the evening of  Wednesday, October 23rd, at our ABC | NYC showroom, we were thrilled to host an amazing panel event alongside Aspire Design and Home Magazine. Our panel of renowned interior designers and architects discussed classic design rules as well as when and how to break them with aplomb. John Beckmann, Tamara Eaton, John B. Murray, and Cara Woodhouse shared their own design coups and discussed which rules remain relevant and which are passé.
We’re so proud of what we’re building, and we always enjoy showcasing that work to our community of architects, designers, and design enthusiasts. Thank you to all who were involved for your dedicated efforts in making this event so special.

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Oct 9, 2019 / ABC | NYC

ABC Digital Stone Catalogue

ABC Digital Stone Catalogue

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…)

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Veiled Son VIP Reception @ Highline Stages
On the evening of Tuesday, May 7th, at Highline Stages, we were honored to have co-sponsored the US solo debut of virtuoso Italian sculptor, JAGO – and the first public viewing of Veiled Son (2019).

Veiled Son was on view for the first and only time before its relocation to Naples, where it will be permanently installed in the city’s historic center. Also on view were many of Jago’s other esteemed works of art, including Donald, Self, Venere, Sphynx, and Memoria Di Se. The VIP opening at Highline Stages was a tremendous success and we could not be more grateful to all of those who contributed to make it possible.

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Apr 19, 2019 / ABC | NYC

The Unveiling @ ABC | NYC: A Recap

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…)

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DESIGN + DECOR Magazine | On Newsstands Now

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.

Resources:
Jenny Dina Kirschner
Jenny Dina Kirschner Interiors
646.242.6336
jdkinteriors.com

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