Stone Age on Parade: Landmark Projects
Just last week, Managing Director, Jo O’Grady went back to visit the Royal Academy of Arts Sackler Galleries and was pleased to see that the stone floor sourced by Stone Age in 1991, still looks as good as new. A real testimony to the quality and durability of stone considering the sheer amount of traffic the Academy sees on a daily basis. It was a proud moment for Stone Age to supply the stone for an award winning Foster + Partners design, and to see first-hand that the gallery flooring is still in perfect condition over 20 years later.
Stone Age were also selected to supply Pietra Laro Beige limestone flooring for a renovation project at Norwich Cathedral. The brief was to fabricate a stone floor that worked sympathetically with the older, more medieval parts of the cathedral. Pietra Laro Beige was chosen because of its uniform pattern and pale grey tones, which matched the natural nuances of the medieval walling – a great example of old and new stone surfaces working together beautifully.
Luxury jewellery retailer Boodles enlisted Stone Age’s expertise when it came to choosing a stone for the signage framing their London showroom. Guido Blue, a hardy blue/grey limestone with cloudy movement, was sourced as it really complemented the brand’s identity. To create the legendary Boodles name, Stone Age hand carved the lettering using traditional craftsmanship methods.