Friday, November 9, 2007

Natural and Unique

STONE FOREST creates hand carved granite sculptures which combine the elegant simplicity of Japanese style with contemporary design. The integrity of granite gives Stone Forest carvings a radiant mass or presence not realized using man-made materials such as cement or cast stone. Since each piece is hand carved using hammer and chisel, the individual character of the rock as well as the inspiration of the stonecutter lend each sculpture a unique quality. In a world of impermanence, the timelessness of hand carved granite can bring a suggestion of eternity to your home or garden.
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What’s new?
Moso Bamboo: The woody perennial evergreen has never looked better than in its new
spot inside the home and fashioned as a sleek minimalist sink. Rectangular and pristine, the vessel brings a sense of tranquility to the bathroom.

Papillon Bathtub and Infiniti Pedestal: Now available in stunning Carrera marble, the Papillon Bathtub was inspired by an existing Stone Forest product, the Athena Vessel Sink. Simple geometry played a role in converting the oval Athena into the Papillon, giving the basin the organic shape Stone Forest is known for. The interior basin footprint of the Papillon is set at an angle from the top rim and the angled ‘scoop’ out of the top rim creates the wave effect seen from the front view; thus varying its appearance with every viewing angle. The matching Infiniti Pedestal is a striking oval column carved out of a solid block of Carrera marble. Its spacious and alluring design features a beautiful basin shaped into the top.

Zero Pedestal: This geometric piece flaunts Stone Forest’s ability to test the vanishing Point as the honed basalt mass is literally beveled into the drain. Solid, yet delicate the Pedestal marries minimalism with the organic.

Veneto Pedestals: Inspired by classic Italian design, the Veneto barrel-shaped pedestal harkens the contemporary in clean honed black granite.

Wave Pedestals: Curvaceous lines and fluid shapes crown this pedestal as the ultimate in new-wave design. Although it resembles a soft flowing ribbon, the pedestal stands static as it was carved from a solid stone mass.

Old World Bathtub: Inspired by the ancient Roman baths, the Old World Bathtub in pearlescent onyx is a true testament to times past. Carved from a solid mass of onyx, the tub features sculptural lines and glowing natural colors courtesy of the translucent stone. At a whopping weight of 1,500 pounds only two custom-built tubs have been commissioned thus far.

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