Although we find it hard to imagine the Flinstone Family being a group of design hipsters, the Stone Age is definitely reviving. Stone, in all its forms and finishings, has shaken of his massive and expensive image for a new lighter and budget-friendly use. An excellent exemple of the contemporary and versatile use of natural stone was shown by Caesarstone and Raw-Edges Design Studio during the last Milan Design Week. Together they set up a series of Stone Islands, small compartments that can be easily integrated in different parts of the home. A coffeetable with integrated plants for instance, or a wooden bath-tub covered in stone, a colourfull kitchen island or even a ping-pong table. Up-to-date, sustainable, long-lasting and last but not least: they look really pretty.
Text: Charlene Preston