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Vote For A New Pink Marble

Are you ready to vote for your favourite Marble?!? I hope so, scroll down the page and select which stone is your favourite. It will help us and you

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PICK YOUR FAVOURITE MARBLE

We are always on the hunt to find elegant, distinctive and quality stones to add to our collections. Our latest European find is truely exciting and we can’t wait to offer varying shades of warm pink and coral marble slabs to our clients.

In order to select the perfect stone to accompany our existing range, we would love help from you! Vote for your 3 favourite stones from the slab images below. Voters will also have the opportunity to win a Stone Studio package of stone homewares. The winning stones and recipient of the prize will be announced next month.

If you would like more information on any of the marble slabs seen below, please contact us at Macrostone. Thank you for voting!


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Rock Solid Debut – Design Build Day 3

Macrostone and Flower Power would like to extend a big thanks to everyone who popped in to chat with us at the Design Build Expo in Sydney last week. It was a pleasure to meet you and we appreciate your support.

‘We encourage & support the dreamers, the innovators & the creatives to think outside the box. To help make their dream a reality’

This was Macrostone’s debut exhibition and together with our distributor Flower Power, we had a fabulous time meeting the design, build and construction community. Our Oz rock, recycled, modular, clay and split claddings were so very well received, along with our outdoor paving stone solutions.

 

DESIGN BUILD EXPO 2017
DESIGN BUILD EXPO 2017

This is the first time that we showcased our TONK Project collection directly to the Sydney design community and the interest was overwhelming.

TONK Project is a concrete cladding collection with uses the repetition of geometry and pattern to create an individual style. Each design has a modular structure that can be personalised with additional pieces, allowing the individual the opportunity to design their own experience.

DESIGN BUILD EXPO 2017
DESIGN BUILD EXPO 2017
DESIGN BUILD EXPO 2017

Missed us at the show? No worries! Give us a call on +61 75562 0076 or email us on info@macrostone.com.au and we can assist with products and samples.

Design Build Expo – DAY 1

Design Build Ex Sydney is finally in full swing, with day 1 of the show kicking off with a fabulous turn out of the A&D and construction industry community. As the doors opened at 9am, Hall 6 of the Sydney Convention Centre was abuzz with anticipation of the latest and greatest architectural technology and construction materials.

 

Macrostone showcases new product in the landscaping section of Sydney Design Build

 

DESIGN BUILD EXPO 2017
DESIGN BUILD EXPO 2017

Macrostone is exhibiting a rather tactile, creative and comfortable space on stand D58 in the landscaping section, which is located near Theatre 2.

We are showcasing our Recycled Brick and Natural Clay cladding, OZ rock cladding and some of our modular and split collections.

We also have a space dedicated to the newly launched TONK project range, which is our fun, 3-D modular concrete cladding. These concrete tiles allow you to create your own spatial experience the repetition of the geometrical patterns. This means your wall can be totally customisable. At our display on the Design Build Stand, you can come and can play around with creating different pattern formations, feel the product or chat to one of our team about product.

We also have a fun little wall dedicated to showcasing some of our travertines, marbles, limestones and sandstones, which you can touch the stones, get up close and personal with the finishes and compare colours.

DESIGN BUILD EXPO 2017
DESIGN BUILD EXPO 2017
DESIGN BUILD EXPO 2017

Fancy a comfy sit? Put your feet up on our custom designed gabion walling on display that we have converted into a bench seat, topped off timber top, thus making it a multifunctional product as well as hard wearing!

The Macrostone team would love to see you there and can give you a visitor pass if you need.

For more information about the show, contact Ben on ben@macrostone.com.au

Going Green at Design Build Expo

Heading to the Design Build Expo in Sydney this May? Come meet the Macrostone Team on stand D58 in the landscaping section of the show.

 

Macrostone showcases new product in the landscaping section of Sydney Design Build

 

Heading to the Design Build Expo in Sydney this May? Come meet the Macrostone Team on stand D58 in the landscaping section of the show. We have created a space for you to come and relax, take in our new product ranges and have a chat with Ben and Korey. We also have some of our exciting new products on display, including TONK Project – an artistic concrete wall covering collection, OZ rock cladding, recycled brick and clay cladding and not to mention, our fabulous travertine, limestone and marble stones.

Cladding: Recycled Brick
Cladding: Recycled Brick
Stone Project: Marble Interior Design

Gabion Walls

Gabion retaining wall cages are a low cost, DIY alternative that can be used in landscaping, outdoor furniture construction and as stone columns in residential or commercial developments. Our stone walls have been engineered and come with engineer certifications and documentation.

TONK Project

TONK Project is a concrete cladding collection with uses the repetition of geometry and pattern to create an individual style. Each design has a modular structure that can be personalised with additional pieces, allowing the individual the opportunity to design their own experience.

Bricks, Blocks and Sleepers

Bricks, blocks and sleeps can be used for full building construction through to small feature walls. The West Australian limestone is at the core of the range with sandstone and bluestone also on offer. We offer a vast range of colours, textures which can be used to create a classic, costal or traditional style.

Stone and Clay Cladding

We supply a large range of granite, bluestone, sandstone, marble and limestone in a variety of formats – oz rock loose, modular split, grooved oz rock panels for interior and exterior applications. Also provide natural clay and recycled brick cladding.

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For over three decades, DesignBUILD has supported Australia’s architecture, building, construction and design communities, as the leading commercial platform for manufactures and suppliers to showcase new products and meet key industry buyers and specifiers. DesignBUILD is the only dedicated trade show to bring together Australia’s architects, building professionals, contractors and designer community together with manufacturers, suppliers and service providers who work across the residential and commercial industry sectors, for 3 days of unrivalled networking and inspiration.

We have visitor passes if you need. Drop us an email at info@macrostone.com.au and we can arrange one. Stay tuned to our Facebook, Instagram and blog for daily updates from the team.

For information on Macrostone’s involvement at the Sydney Design Build Expo, please contact info@macrostone.com.au or call us on +0755 620 076.

MY GIOVANNI BARBIERI EXPERIENCE

by Anthony Finnochiaro

My Giovanni Barbieri experience

By Anthony Finnochiaro

I met Giovanni in November 2016 whilst on a trip through Northern Italy searching for Travertine.

I was immediately blown away by what I was met with when I entered his creative space. The place was filled with remarkable pieces of art made from stone that had been designed and crafted for building and architecture. The number of designs and prototypes was simply mind blowing and I immediately knew that I had discovered something really, really special that I had never seen before in 20 years of working in the building and stone industries.

Giovanni Barbieri: Timeworn Marble Cladding
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Giovanni Barbieri: Timeworn Marble Cladding

Watching Giovanni develop his designs was a special experience – like watching a Murano glassworker create a glass masterpiece. I was then transported back to the Renaissance period when I wandered onto the polished factory floor and saw the stone workers bringing his designs to life…

In an industry where computers and CNC machines rule; it was refreshing and enlightening to see works of art being created from stone by people. Works of art that Michaelangelo and his peers would be proud of.

Giovanni Barbieri: Trilogy
Giovanni Barbieri: Mosaics
Giovanni Barbieri: Murano Glass

From the 100% hand crafted natural stone pieces to the environmentally sensitive engineered marbles and travertines, which utilise excess material from other projects that would otherwise be wasted, I kept seeing more and more magic unfold before my eyes. The visit to the porcelain factory brought another dimension to the experience as I again witnessed master crafts men and women creating Giovanni’s latest piece – The Trilogy.

Mr Giovanni Barbieri has ignited an even deeper passion in me for stone and architecture. I am so grateful that my team and I are able to share these masterpieces exclusively throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Giovanni Barbieri: Ambra
Giovanni Barbieri: Boreal, Murano Glass and Mosaics
Giovanni Barbieri: Ambra

It is my belief that we will redefine claddings in architecture throughout Australia and New Zealand as we continually reveal more and more of these unique, bespoke and stunning works of ART FOR BUILDING.

Macrostone is honoured to be able to partner with Giovanni Barbieri and share his award winning architectural artwork with the Australian and New Zealand Markets. For information on Giovanni’s collections, please contact info@macrostone.com.au or call us on +0755 620 076.

SOPHISTICATED SIMPLICITY

“All products can be copied or reproduced by a low cost manufacturer, but a Giovanni Barbieri masterpiece, unique by design for its hand finished touches and for its artistic flare, is in no way replicable, increasing it’s value with the time” – Giovanni Barbieri.

GIOVANNI BARBIERI UNVEILED

After considerable anticipation, Italian Artisan, Giovanni Barbieri has unveiled his handcrafted collections to the Australian design community. Macrostone is ecstatic to announce Giovanni Barbieri’s architectural artworks are now exclusively available to the Australian and New Zealand markets.

SOPHISTICATED SIMPLICITY

BY GIOVANNI BARBIERI

Established in 1975, the Barbieri Family of artisans have been on an eternal pursuit of perfection amusing with marble and for Giovanni, his enduring love of hand-crafting natural stone, has been a source of inspiration for many global brands, with many of his creations receiving multiple awards and recognition throughout the world.

Based in the small northern Italian town of Castlefranco, Giovanni has been blessed with a rich lineal heritage of master stone craftsmen. Often referred to as a modern-day renaissance artist, Giovanni handcrafts stone tile pieces that are not just your typical wall and floor coverings, but artworks in their own right. Consistently reinventing his products to create the most delicate and engaging designs, Giovanni also uses ceramic, engineered, porcelain and Murano glass materials to produce sophisticated timeless architectural masterpieces.

His 3-dimensional artworks range in style from simplistic forms that mimic the natural curves found in nature, such as the ‘Ambra’ collection, through to more contemporary and geometric patterns like the ‘Madison’ and ‘Hive’. Giovanni draws his inspiration from his love of travel, museums and galleries and believes in the importance of being naturally aware of, as well as having the capacity to anticipate what his clients and the market needs.

Giovanni Barbieri: Ambra
Giovanni Barbieri: Madison
Giovanni Barbieri: Hive

Giovanni began is affiliation with stone at age 14, working in his brothers stone business as a labourer. By the age of 16, Giovanni was capable of independently managing entire production floors and the construction of buildings. This propelled him a few years later, to become a business partner for his brother, establishing F.lli Barbieri in 1984. It was then, when the company began producing tumbled marble, that Giovanni embarked on an lifelong infatuation with the time-honoured tradition of hand-carved stone sculpting.

In his early 20’s, Giovanni began evening classes studying Interior Design and successfully completed 2, three-year-courses between 1989 and 1997. During that time he achieved outstanding results in collaboration with the architects that were teaching the classes on building sites and projects.

It was these collaborations between teacher and student that resulted in a strong period of progression, which saw Giovanni as the sole developer of projects and the only supplier of marble tiles which derived exclusively from the Italian family stone business. He also began supervising installations to ensure the satisfaction of the customer. Later, his focus turned to the production process of new products; initially for the local market then expanding into the United States, thanks in particular to his excellent grasp of design principles, research and development strategies.

Giovanni Barbieri: Hive
Giovanni Barbieri: Windfell
Giovanni Barbieri: Windfell

Towards the end of the 90’s, Giovanni visioned the now infamous Barbieri finish, which uses a technique that creates an antiqued wavy textured finish and perfectly represents the timeworn effect on natural stone. It is through this form of sculpture, that Giovanni has managed to infuse contemporary materials with the patina of age, whereby the designs of the tiles’ surface has the rounded, irregular wear pattern produced by thousands of footsteps over hundreds of years. The ‘Marmo Antico Lucido’, “Framenti Borders’, ‘Timeworn Marble’ and the ‘Serie Storica’ collections are interpretations of this conscious and romantic vision.

Giovanni Barbieri: Timeworn
Giovanni Barbieri: Mosaic
Giovanni Barbieri: Mosaic

Over the past 10 years, Giovanni has collaborated with some of the worlds elite artists, including Romero Britto for the ‘Love’ collection, Roberto Lanaro for ‘Sviluppo Diagonnale’, Vallelunga Ceramica for “Memento’ and Sarah Baldwin for the ‘Sophie Design’. In 2013, the Memento Collection was awarded ‘Best of the Year’ Interior Design magazine and since then, many of his collections have received prestigious nominations and awards worldwide.

Giovanni Barbieri: Custom
Giovanni Barbieri: Custom
Giovanni Barbieri: Sophie

Macrostone is honoured to be able to partner with Giovanni Barbieri and share his award winning architectural artwork with the Australian market. For information on Giovanni’s collections, please contact info@macrostone.com.au or call us on +0755 620 076.

SOPHISTICATED SIMPLICITY

“All products can be copied or reproduced by a low cost manufacturer, but a Giovanni Barbieri masterpiece, unique by design for its hand finished touches and for its artistic flare, is in no way replicable, increasing it’s value with the time” – Giovanni Barbieri.

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