Stone Industry News

(Christmas-)Gifts for people who adore natural stone

(Christmas-)Gifts for people who adore natural stone

Like in the years before, Stone-Ideas.com’s editors have collected some inspirations for presents for the loved ones

The book „Marble 4.0“ gives an overview of Italian industry designer Raffaello Galiotto’s experimental works with natural stone during the last years. Most of them were exhibited at Marmomac in Hall 1. His spectacular forms which give the marble a new and contemporary expression bring together craftsmanship and CNC-technology in a groundbreaking way.

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Leading stone companies from Spain and Greece use Head Mounted Displays to bring the quarry to the customer, instead of vice versa

Leading stone companies from Spain and Greece use Head Mounted Displays to bring the quarry to the customer, instead of vice versa

Presentation for the first time at Marmomac

Many companies use the quarry for promotion: they invite customers for visits or show it on large screens at their booths. At Marmomac (September 27 – 30, 2017) some firms used Head Mounted Displays to take the quarry close to the customer, instead of vice versa and to show scenes which normally cannot be shown.

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McKeon Stone Attends the Natural Stone Show London 2017

McKeon Stone Attends the Natural Stone Show London 2017

We were very pleased to see a strong showing from Irish firms at the recent Natural Stone Show, held at Excel in London’s Docklands. This show takes place every two years, and is the only trade show which concentrates exclusively on natural stone, so it’s an important event for our industry. Five of us from McKeon Stone spent a day at the show, where some of our Kilkenny Blue Limestone could be seen on the stand of our London distributor, the CED Stone Group. (That’s our MD, Niall Kavanagh shaking hands with our machinery supplier Julio, of Benetti Machine, Carrara, Italy, on the CED stand.) One of our customers, McMonagle Stone from Donegal, had their own stand at the show.

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