Ibiza Stone Project – private residence

Natural Stone Projects has recently completed a project on a contemporary private 9 bedroom villa on the island of  Ibiza. We supplied all the stonework, some 850m2 in total, internally and externally. This Ibiza stone project required bespoke finishes and sizes for all the tiles and cladding in a range of our cream limestones.

Special features for the master bathroom included a tile pattern of 13 different sizes in 3 different stones. The stones have different textures. This pattern was repeated in the entrance hall and on the exterior paving.

A contrast to the white limestone was provided in the master bathroom with 2 carved basins in a special selection of  black Magma Basalt. The basins had channels carved underneath to accommodate hand made steel brackets and allow the basins to appear freestanding.

The main feature of the master bathroom is the free standing wall at 2,5m tall x 1.25m wide and 20cm thick. The wall was carved from a solid block of travertine with a split face surface and had smoothed areas created for the bath and taps to fit snugly into.

The project required co-ordination of stone arriving from 6 countries and arriving safely and on time, in several shipments, to Ibiza. We worked closely with the designers, architects, our network of quarries and transport company on the Ibiza stone project to ensure the best results for the client and meet the required deadlines.

A BBQ area in rough hewn travertine, overlooking the bay is planned for the autumn

PHOTOS OF FINISHED PROJECT AWAITED..

Natural Stone Projects at on form Sculpture exhibition

 

Asthall Manor, on form sculpture exhibition

Asthall Manor, on form sculpture exhibition

How to Commission a Stone Sculpture – CPD course for BIID members is being presented by Caroline Zanarotti, Director of Natural Stone Projects in collaboration with Paul Vanstone, sculptor at the 2016 on form stone sculpture exhibition

23rd June 2016 6.00-6.45pm: on form sculpture, Asthall Manor, Burford , Oxfordshire, OX18 4HW.

CPD points – 2. . The exhibition and gardens are open until 9pm on this date– Booking essential : http://biid.org.uk/events/on-form-2016

Course: The size, weight and variation of stone can make a commission a daunting prospect. This course addresses those concerns and other practical considerations alongside how to achieve the best result through dialogue with the artist. One of the artists exhibiting, Paul Vanstone will be joining Caroline to provide advice and insight. The location allows attendees to go around the exhibition and stunning gardens designed by I & J Bannerman following the talk. The Potting Shed Café will also be open for  a delicious supper.

This course can also be booked as a presentation at a later date through the BIID http://biid.org.uk/cpd/cpd-providers-directory/natural-stone-projects . This will include video interview with Paul Vanstone.

The on form stone sculpture exhibition runs from Sunday 12th June to Sunday, 10th July2016. (12 noon to 6pm, closed Mondays and Tuesdays, open till 9pm on Thursdays.) It features 268 sculptures by 39 sculptors from all over the UK, Norway, Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands and is set in the beautiful gardens and interior of Asthall Manor. The exhibition is the only one dedicated to stone sculpture and runs every 2 years. For details on entry costs and how to find it see  onformsculpture.co.uk

 

Paul Vanstone reclining figure

Paul Vanstone reclining figure

On Form, Anthony Turner

On Form, Anthony Turner

Sculpture at on form exhibition by William Peers

Sculpture at on form 2014 exhibition by William Peers

How to Commission a Stone Sculpture BIID CPD

Paul Vanstone installing a stone sculpture

Paul Vanstone installing a stone sculpture

We are  delighted to have been accepted as a provider of Continuing Professional Development for the BIID and first provider of an online course for the Institute which will launching its online portal for learning in September.

Our first course has been developed in collaboration with the  artist, Paul Vanstone, paulvanstone.co.uk and stone sculpture exhibition, onformsculpture.co.uk. How to commission a stone sculpture is a CPD course developed following a visit by Natural Stone Projects  Director, Caroline Zanarotti to the on form show. Deeply impressed by the beauty of the contemporary stone sculpture on display,  this inspired a wish to encourage designers to incorporate sculpture within a scheme  and explore the creative side of stone beyond pure function.

The video was recorded by Caroline and documentary film maker, Fi Kelly, at Paul’s studio in North West London where he was preparing an Olympian amount of work for both Chelsea Flower Show and On Form stone sculpture show in the weeks to come.

Paul Vanstone's studio

Paul Vanstone’s studio

The course provides a practical guide to successfully commissioning and installing a stone sculpture and where to find artists work. Advice is given on how to consider scale, position, selection of material and dialogue with the artist to achieve the best result. Practical concerns such as weight, access, transport, budget and lead times are explored. The course is currently available as a 45 minute presentation including a video interview with Paul Vanstone, stone samples and the opportunity to ask questions. A 15 minute video interview by Caroline with Paul Vanstone will be available from September as an online BIID, CPD.

To book a CPD visit http://biid.org.uk/cpd/cpd-providers-directory/natural-stone-projects

BIID CPD provider

BIID CPD provider

Campden Hill – External cladding

Campden Hill, McAslan & Partners. External cladding sourced by Natural Stone Projects

Campden Hill, McAslan & Partners. External cladding sourced by Natural Stone Projects

Natural Stone Projects  has sourced 4500m2 of cut to size external cladding in white limestone for the 2 acre super prime residential development, Campden Hill, Holland Park, London. The project was designed by architects John McAslan Partners  for clients Native Land and Grosvenor and is set to become the leading super prime development of the future , http://www.mcaslan.co.uk/projects/campden-hill.

The white limestone bed was selected after confirming it met rigorous requirements in terms of performance data, visual appeal, budget, production time and quality control.

Natural Stone Projects brought security to the job by  working directly with the quarry owner who owns 12 quarries, has a superbly equipped factory  and specialises in external cladding in limestone. Further reassurance came from Peter Harrison of Harrison Goldman, an independent stone consultant who Natural Stone Projects introduced to the project. The Campden Hill development is scheduled for completion  in 2016.

 

 

 

 

Stephen Woodhams Garden Design & NSP stone

Stephen Woodhams Garden-Design-Solutions

Stephen Woodhams Garden-Design-Solutions

The book is published on 30th September 2015 by Jacqui Small www.stephenwoodhams.com

Renowned garden designer, Stephen Woodhams has released his latest book, Garden Design Solutions, which includes a number of projects supplied by Natural Stone Projects. Natural Stone Projects has worked successfully with Stephen for a number of years on high end residential projects both in London and more recently in Ibiza.

NSP Classic Light Travertine in pale creamy tones with a special selection of dark Noce has worked successfully for a number of projects which required cut to size patterns where the contrast works well. Special features such as pools, a split face travertine fountain and bespoke edge details for paving have been produced to Stephen’s design in this versatile stone. This is a stone which looks as attractive indoors as outside and it can be used to marry the two areas if desired.

Stephen Woodhams Exterior Travertine Paving

Stephen Woodhams Exterior Travertine Paving

Stephen Woodhams NSP Classic and Noce Travertine Exterior

Stephen Woodhams NSP Classic and Noce Travertine Exterior

Stephen Woodhams NSP Classic Light Split Face fountain and pool

Stephen Woodhams NSP Classic Light Split Face fountain and pool

 

Faye Toogood The Cloakroom at LDF 2015 – with Natural Stone Projects at V&A

Faye Toogood The Cloakroom V & A

Faye Toogood The Cloakroom V & A

Natural Stone Projects is delighted to be collaborating with Faye Toogood, http://fayetoogood.com on The Cloakroom project at London Design Festival 2015 at the V&A Museum London. The festival runs from 19-27th September and this installation invites visitors to don one of  Toogoods hand made coats and use a hand drawn map to navigate the museum and find 10 coats , each created in a material representing a traditional craft.

Natural Stone Projects  hand made English Terracotta collection was selected for the Potters section. A figurative coat was assembled  by the Toogood studio from fragments of the deep red and brown tiles to echo the shape of the coat and of the original kilns.  The local clays have been used for over a thousand years to create terracotta  products and take on a  new creative guise at the Museum.

As well as the dark red and deep brown, a lighter colour range is available as seen below,to provide a medieval tapestry  like colour selection. Alternative traditional shapes are also avialable. Despite the ancient origins, these tiles with their coarse and slightly open texture have a raw contemporary appeal. A range of hand made clay wall tiles in traditional engobe style designs and delicate glazes are available to special order.

 NSP EnglishTerracotta

NSP EnglishTerracotta