We cannot do everything.
That is why we obtain the help of architects and
designers and other stone suppliers. The world
over. They assist us in quickly tracking trends
and finding the best stones in various colors
- hardstones as well as varieties of marble and
softer limestones. We can turn a block - made
of any kind of stone - into flooring, facades,
counter tops, or whatever is needed.
Over the years, we have met architects with very
stringent demands. This is a challenge we welcome.
World-renowned architect Mario Botta, known for
his state library in Dortmund, is one example.
Its facade is made of Älvdal Quartzite and
glass. (The German trade magazine Stein called
it "a library for the 21st century",
and compared the stone's vivacious vein structure
makes the library comparable to a book one becomes
Another example is the Japanese architect Fumihiko
Maki, who used Älvdal Quartzite to adorn
his convention center in Tokyo. This kind of co-operation
gave us a taste for which we desire more of. We willingly admit that
we like being included at the earliest possible
stage of a project. In this way, we may be able
to provide some advice about how the architect
should work in order to bring out the best elements of the stone.
That's something we know.
At the same time, we have also started cooperating
with Swedish designers. We invite them to experience
the fantastic world of stone, and to develop it together
with ourselves. To discover a material that can bring
both form and function into natural harmony.