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Distinctive Stone Stories

Use stone for more than just benchtops!

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Did you know we can do so much more than just the big stuff?

Our stone masons are well versed in making stone kitchens up and down the Queensland coast. They can help you with stone tiles and a vanity for your bathroom too. But these super talented craftsmen can also offer so much more to those wishing to enhance their homes with stone furniture and accessories.

When father and son Cameron and Callvm bought Distinctive Stone a couple of years ago this was the opportunity they saw, and now they want to make a song and dance about it. Coming from watch making and bespoke engraving backgrounds, Cameron and Callvm like to celebrate the artisanal skills of those who may not always get to showcase them. Which is where our stone masons come in. Magnificent workers crafting day in day out, their eye for detail and knowledge of the materials they work with means that they can produce just about anything out of stone – when given the chance!

We thought we’d share a recent example of this… Elegant and modern side tables.

These functional, easy-to-clean, coffee and wine stain resilient side tables can be made to fit your space and match the other stone elements within your home. This is a great way to save the hassle of trying to find furniture and decorative elements that match your renovation after it’s finished. By getting our Distinctive Stone team to make you furniture and accessories that match your newly installed feature stone it simply makes life so much easier!!

Left to Right: Quantum Quartz colour ‘Venatino Statuario Quartz’, Essastone colour ‘Nickel’, Essastone colour ‘Fino Venato’

Remember it’s not just side tables that we can make. Coffee tables, fireplaces, cutting boards and so on, can all be made to match your divine distinctive stone kitchen. Yes we can make these items glamorously bespoke, yet mostly we find that a chic pairing of furniture components is most necessary in spaces such as kitchens, dining rooms, lounges, patios and entertaining/pool areas. What is for certain is that this is a wonderful way to make your newly renovated home stand out from others!

Feeling inspired?

For more about the many things that stone can be used for please visit our Applications page.

To discuss your ideas with us for stone furniture and decorative accessories please get in touch with us.

Stone Plinth for Stunning Statue

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When something special comes your way…

A little while ago we came across this stunning metal cheetah at Rough Luxury Noosa. It was once on display at the Walthamstow Greyhound Racing Track in London. This iconic dog track opened in 1933 and ever since has hosted celebrities, gangsters and molls looking for a good time, relaxing and flaunting their wealth.

A cheetah may seem like an odd choice of animal to display at a dog track, but in fact the connection is quite interesting…

In the 1937 cheetahs had raced against the greyhounds at the Walthamstow track. To keep his audiences entertained, founder of the stadium Archer Leggett looked for ways in which to stand out. This is where sportsman and regular visitor to Kenya and the Indian subcontinent, K. C. Gander Dower came in. He had been captivated by the speed, grace and beauty of the cheetah and wanted to introduce them to the British people. And so, 12 big cats were imported into England, and by December 1937 they were ready to race the greyhounds at Walthamstow.

Captivated audiences were thrilled by the entertainment, mouth throughout the stadium were agape at the speed of the cheetahs. And the dogs didn’t stand a chance in the winning stakes.

Big cats and dogs were not destined to be racing partners for life. No one really knows why the cheetah races stopped shortly after. It doesn’t appear to be in relation to concern for public safety by having big cats on the loose, and even Leggett’s daughter has no idea why the cheetah vs greyhound races stopped.

What did last though was this fantastic cheetah statue. Rough Noose Luxury bought it from an auction house in rural Hampshire, South East England. It has been dated to the 1950’s, so would have been displayed at Walthamstow track sometime after that. The track no longer exists as it was sold to developers and closed in August 2008.

Why are we talking about a metal cheetah statue?? Because it needed a plinth of course!

Our choice of material for the plinth of this statue was white Carrara marble. This type of marble is traditionally used in the context of stands, bases and clocks, as opposed to granite.

This particular piece of marble was not overly busy in its patterning, therefore wouldn’t distract from what is sitting upon it. And because Carrara marble is perceived as the best, it will potentially add the highest possible value to the statue itself.

Cheetah Stone Marble Exhibition Plinth

The Specs:

Material: White Carrara Marble

Thickness: 20 mm base

Finish: Lambs Tongue

Thinking about getting an exhibition stand, plinth or platform made out of stone or marble? Then get in touch!
We can help you with the sourcing of the stone, the design and the construction.
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