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!Read Full Post...
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...
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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
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TCLF Garden Dialogues: Bridgehampton, NY
Jun 23, 2018
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
This Sawyer | Berson project was one of our faves and now it’s the subject of a TCLF Garden Dialogue! Come see the extraordinary gardens, innovative green roofs, and ABC’s gorgeous Ramon Grey Gold and Grey Smoke exterior stone in action while enjoying the dramatic vistas and scenic views at the impressive Hamptons compound. Link to tickets: https://bit.ly/2kU3CV8
Located along scenic Sagaponack Pond with dramatic vistas of the beach and ocean beyond, this contemporary Hamptons compound was created as a year-round family retreat. The site includes two parterre gardens, which thrive with seasonal vegetables, herbs, and flowers, as well as innovative green roofs at the Main House and the pool pavilion of the Pond House. The landscape, gardens, and green roofs are impeccably maintained year-round, utilizing the most sophisticated organic and toxin-free methods. Other highlights of the estate, which comprises three residences, include two swimming pools and spas, three outdoor kitchens, a sunken tennis court with adjoining pavilion, a pétanque court, a pier projecting into the pond for launching kayaks, and custom corten steel pergolas.
ABC Stone is pleased to announce that we will be a featured exhibitor at the 30th annual ICFF | International Contemporary Furniture Fair, to be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, from May 20th to May 23rd, 2018.
ICFF NYC, North America’s platform for global design, maps the newest frontiers of what’s best and what’s next. For the four-day duration of the Fair, the Javits Center will be abuzz with more than 36,000 interior designers, architects, and design industry professionals, all in determined pursuit of design’s timely truths. In addition to an encyclopedic exhibition of up-to-the-moment offerings, ICFF is a series of fascinating, fun, and edifying programs, and will feature a packed schedule of exhibits and features.
You’ll be able to find us at Booth 2537, where we will be showcasing several exciting new ABC materials like Stonethica, Flexibilize and MAs concrete, as well our La Bella stools. Click here to register. Read MoreRead Full Post...