THE REFECTORY TABLE
AUGUST 3RD 2017
A DESIGN CLASSIC: NOW IN NEW SHAPES AND SIZES



Launched in 2015, Lapicida’s Marble Refectory Tables have become a design classic. Handmade in Yorkshire, the combination of weathered oak and marble has proved irresistible for indoor and outdoor living. 

Now the collection has been extended to offer more shapes and sizes including an entirely new square table in two sizes and new compact versions of both the rectangular table and the round table.  

All eight versions of the Marble Refectory Table come with two different marble tops; a simple white Carrara and the characterful Birr Oyster Fossil.  Two different edge treatments are also available; a traditional rounded bullnose and a highly architectural ribbed edge. 

Everything in the collection can also be ordered in a special outdoor version, with additional weatherproofing details including a drip channel on the underside of the marble, metal studs under the feet and a smart waterproof, breathable cover.

 
TRENDING: RECLAIMED TERRACOTTA
JULY 10TH 2017

Terracotta (‘cooked earth’) floors are back, now gracing some of the smartest interiors with their warm, natural appeal. The epitome of relaxed living, they come in a wide range of pinks, reds and creams - reflecting the clays native to the regions from which they hail.  

Lapicida has a wide selection of original antique terracotta tiles, salvaged from 18th and 19th Century buildings, mainly in France.  Authentically aged by the passage of time and use, they have both tonal and textural beauty, perfectly in tune with the contemporary take on decorative interiors. 

Carefully lifted, cleaned and hand matched by Lapicida, each antique terracotta floor is a complete one-off. 

GRAPHITE PANELLING FOR INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR WALLS
JUNE 8TH 2017

 
Graphite Panelling is part of an exciting new collection of ceramic tiles from luxury stone specialist Lapicida. In warm dark grey, with a lustrous matt finish and raised borders, it offers a new architectural look for interior and exterior walls. 

Expertly curated, Lapicida’s extensive porcelain and ceramic collections for walls and floors comes in a wide range of sizes and a variety of authentic finishes. Chosen to work alongside their premium marble and stone they can be used together in the same projects, often as a solution to weight or thickness issues. Many of Lapicida’s porcelains and ceramics are also frost proof, designed to be used for exterior decorative finishes

In a natural finish, Graphite ceramic tiles come in two sizes (305x305mm and 610x305mm, both 10mm thick) which can be used together to achieve numerous decorative effects. 
'OLD FARO' PORCELAIN TILES
MAY 4TH 2017

Designed for interior walls and floors, Old Faro is one of an exciting new collection of porcelain tiles from luxury stone specialist Lapicida. Convincingly reproducing antique blue and white terracotta tiles, with all of their ageing, fading and patina, Old Faro perfectly captures the spirit of vintage interiors.  

Expertly curated, Lapicida’s porcelain collection is chosen to work alongside their premium marble and stone. The two collections sit well together and can often be used in the same projects. Some areas have specific requirements which stone can’t fulfil as easily as porcelain, particularly where there are weight or thickness issues.  

Many of Lapicida’s porcelain tiles can also be used outside, making them ideal for contemporary indoor/outdoor spaces where a single flooring can run through the house and out onto a terrace.  Frost and slip-resistant, porcelain can offer a simple, cost-effective way to get the look.

Lapicida’s extensive porcelain collection for walls and floors comes in a wide range of sizes and a variety of authentic finishes including timber, concrete, marble and stone. 

Matt finished, Old Faro porcelain tiles measure 330 x 330mm and are 10mm thick. 
THE ASTORIA VANITY NOW IN VERDE GUATEMALA
APRIL 6TH 2017



Inspired by 1930’s Art Deco, Lapicida’s glamorous ‘Astoria’ vanity has classic lines and a strong architectural presence. Originally made in solid Carrara marble with brushed brass inlays, it now comes in a second, equally dramatic, version featuring honed Verde Guatemala.   

Verde Guatemala is a famously lustrous dark green marble, often seen in original Art Deco design. A modern accent is added by brushed copper inlays, making this vanity right on trend for both classic and contemporary interiors.

Generously dimensioned, the Astoria stands 900mm high by 700mm wide and 400mm deep



Matching: The Astoria Mirror
The simple elegance of the Astoria mirror echoes the Deco spirit of the Astoria vanity. Available in both honed Verde Guatemala with brushed copper inlays and honed Carrara with brushed brass.  
SILVER MIRROR PORCELAIN TILES FOR WALLS AND FLOORS
MARCH 28TH 2017

Silver Mirror is one of an exciting new collection of decorative porcelain tiles from luxury stone specialist Lapicida. Convincingly reproducing the subtle reflections, shades and patina of antique mirror glass, it’s on trend for both vintage-inspired and highly contemporary walls and floors… and can even be used on exterior walls. 

Expertly curated, Lapicida’s porcelain collection is chosen to work alongside their premium marble and stone. The two collections sit well together and can often be used in the same projects. Some areas have specific requirements which stone can’t fulfil as easily as porcelain, particularly where there are weight or thickness issues.  

Lapicida’s extensive porcelain collection comes in a wide range of sizes and a variety of authentic finishes including timber, concrete, marble and stone.

Glazed and polished, Silver Mirror porcelain tiles measure 600x600mm and are 10mm thick.
BETHAN GRAY FOR LAPICIDA
MARCH 1ST 2017

New: Brogue Table and Brogue Side Table

Brogue is one of Bethan Gray’s signature designs, originally a leather-topped wooden table, featuring punched and stitched brogue edge detailing. In 2014 Lapicida produced a limited-edition version of the Brogue Table in solid marble, complete with the complex edge detailing rendered in the stone.  

Now, Lapicida’s Brogue Table has been put into production. Made from specially selected Carrara marble, it is available in two sizes, including the new Side Table. Offering a sleek, architectural look and an extraordinary tactile finish, Brogue tables are an iconic modern design: both functional and sculptural.

The precise brogue edge detailing is a technical tour de force, underlining Lapicida’s exceptional craft skills and unique approach to decorative stone.
NEW E-COMMERCE LAPICIDA WEBSITE
FEBRUARY 16TH 2017


Lapicida’s new e-commerce website is a revolution in choosing and buying stone. With the look and feel of a luxury fashion brand, inspirational images are backed by detailed product information and pricing. Featuring stone for walls, floors, baths, basins, furniture and decorative accessories for the home, it shows contemporary and classic looks in materials including marble and limestone.  

The site also uses the latest user-experience technology, with shareable mood boards, advanced search facilities and e-commerce on many products, including Lapicida’s glamorous new Lara Bohinc and Anouska Hempel accessories collections. Supporting the website, additional customer advice is provided over the phone or in person by Lapicida’s London and Harrogate showrooms.   
LARA BOHINC FOR LAPICIDA: THE LUNAR COLLECTION
JANUARY 19TH 2017
New: The Collision Console and The Half Moon Mirror
 


The ongoing ‘Lunar’ collaboration between Lapicida and designer Lara Bohinc moves into a new phase with the launch of two new elements. 

Inspired by the planets and their orbital movements, a recurrent theme in Lara Bohinc’s work, the Lunar Collection features important pieces of furniture, with highly-figured marbles set like jewels within golden rims.  Disc shapes bisect or overlay to create surface patterns and structural elements. 



The newest introductions, the Collision Console and Half Moon Mirror are simpler, more compact pieces, ideal to use as standalone design statements or to harmonise with the larger tables in the collection.  Imbued with all the decorative and dynamic poise of the Lunar Collection, they have a refined luxury which perfectly showcases the natural beauty of the stone. 
NEW: THE EROSION COLLECTION
JANUARY 11TH 2017


The Erosion Collection demonstrates a new form of craftsmanship. Reflecting Lapicida’s unique approach to stone, the collection was inspired by a dialogue between nature and technology that has resulted in remarkable statement pieces.  

The project was initiated by Lapicida’s Head of Product Development Paula Henderson, who envisioned an iconic design, born from an exploration into the technical possibilities of the 5 axis CNC machine. Exploiting the latest manufacturing processes, it would give marble a new contemporary relevance through today’s technology. 

Paula awarded the design commission to the Swiss-based Designer Ini Archibong, saying, “It was clear from Ini’s work that he has a highly developed sensitivity to materials and a willingness, as a digital native, to engage and experiment with leading-edge technology.”   

Responding to Lapicida’s brief, Archibong began to explore marble and its relationship with the forces that give it shape, taking the natural eroded formations of stone as inspiration for the collection. By replicating this natural erosion process as digital pathways, and by programing specific digital tool paths into the CNC machine, a delicate eroded surface pattern emerged.



The production of the very first Erosion Bowl was a step into the unknown for both the artist and the craftsmen operating the CNC. A solid block of Carrara marble spent over 50 hours on the machine as cutting and shaping progressed minutely, stage by stage. As an eroded surface pattern was revealed, it became clear that replacing nature’s slow weathering with a speeded up, high-tech process was producing a fascinating new geometry. The successful development of the Erosion Bowl then formed the launch pad for two further, equally spectacular, designs:  the Erosion Platter and the Erosion Vase.

Removed from the high-tech environment of the CNC, each piece is then finished by hand. Hours of painstaking polishing and re-polishing are undertaken to achieve the high gloss interior which contrasts so vividly with the textured exterior. No matter how sophisticated automated processes become, marble still reaches its fullest decorative potential under the hand and eye of the skilled stonemason.

The Erosion Collection is launching at Maison&Objet, 20-24 January 2017 after which it will be available through Lapicida Showrooms.
MAISON&OBJET
JANUARY 9TH 2017

 
Exhibiting at Maison&Objet for the first time this January, Lapicida puts new emphasis on luxury lifestyle products, launching five new accessory and furniture collections. Headlining the lineup, The Erosion Collection was commissioned by Lapicida from Ini Archibong who created three remarkable statement pieces: The Erosion Bowl, Vase and Platter. New furniture comes from the ongoing ‘Lunar’ collaboration with Lara Bohinc, the ‘Brogue’ project with Bethan Gray and the Lapicida-designed ‘Astoria’ range. Inspiring accessories from designer collaborations with both Anouska Hempel and Lara Bohinc include dramatic stone bowls, platters, obelisks and candlesticks.
NEW… SHAGREEN COLLECTION
NOVEMBER 28TH 2016

Designed for walls and floors, Lapicida’s new faux Shagreen porcelain tiles echo a classic decorative theme. 

Originally made from shark and ray skins, shagreen’s unique look and texture was especially popular in Art Deco interiors.  Since then, it has been recreated in many different materials including, now, Lapicida’s luxurious porcelain tiles.

Beautifully detailed, with an authentic shagreen texture, they come in three natural colourways; the traditional grey/green, a subtle brown and a warm-toned white. Each tile measures 596mm x 596mm.

PATTERNED WALL & FLOOR TILES
OCTOBER 20TH 2016

Lapicida’s new patterned tile collection connects two key trends; the rise and rise of natural stone and the return to decorative interiors.

This collection offers three geometric patterns, each in two colourways; grey and beige. Built up in contrasting marbles and limestones, the designs highlight the infinite subtlety of natural stone.

Crossover and Illusion feature trompe l’oeil themes, creating complex 3-D effects inspired by grand, classic floors. Argyle’s diamond pattern offers a more contemporary view of stone, marrying simplicity with decorative potential.  All three designs are suitable for walls and floors.

ANOUSKA HEMPEL AND LAPICIDA
OCTOBER 18TH 2016

Anouska Hempel transformed interior design forever when she opened Blakes Hotel in London in 1982, one of the very first boutique hotels. She has since taken her hallmark style worldwide, with Architectural Digest twice naming her amongst the world’s Top 100 Designers. 

‘Anouska Hempel and Lapicida’ launches autumn 2016 with a collection of accessories including obelisks, plates and bowls.  Drawing on classical inspirations, these elements often feature in Anouska Hempel’s work, but are now seen through the new medium of stone.  Pure and architectural, they capture all the duality of a material which is both structural and highly decorative. 

Whether designing houses, gardens or total environments such as hotels, Anouska Hempel always specifies stone, cherishing its natural colours, rough/smooth textures and profound connection with the earth’s history.  For this collection, she chose two rare and extraordinary marbles; purest crystalline ‘Thassos White’ counterpointed by deepest ‘Infinity Black’.  Lapicida then sourced the finest grades of both stones for a manufacturing process involving countless hours of skilled hand finishing to achieve the finest form and finish.

“Inside or out, wherever I am in the world, I start every project with stone. It is the building block of my style. I am intuitively drawn to its nature and decorative potential.  The pieces I’ve designed with Lapicida can be used in so many ways - and stone makes them truly timeless.”     
- Anouska Hempel 


The elements in the collection create dramatic additions, indoors or out.  Anouska Hempel herself often places stone objects in formal garden settings, loving the natural weathering which results from leaving them outside.  As focus elements in interiors, they can be used as standalone features or as part of the luscious, opulent, grouping and ‘layering’ of decorative elements which is Anouska Hempel’s signature style.  Every piece in the collection is available in both ‘Thassos White’ and ‘Infinity Black’ marble, adding even further design potential through matching and contrasting different elements. 

The ‘Anouska Hempel and Lapicida’ collection will be available from October at Lapicida’s showrooms in London, Harrogate and New York and online at lapicida.com. Additional elements will be added to the collection from 2017 and beyond. 

LARA BOHINC FOR LAPICIDA
SEPTEMBER 22ND 2016
The ongoing ‘Lunar’ collaboration between luxury stone experts Lapicida and designer Lara Bohinc continues to inspire… 



The 2014 launch of the now iconic ‘Solaris’ rotating table was followed by a striking collection of dining and occasional tables in 2015. This year sees the launch of smaller, decorative pieces, carrying through the Lunar Collection’s distinctive design vocabulary. 

For Lapicida, these new pieces are yet another opportunity to showcase their exceptional materials and craftsmanship. At the heart of the new collection is the ‘Collision’ console, a complex form marrying the cool restraint of Carrara marble with the warmth of brushed brass. A natural partner to the existing tables in the collection, Collision also stands alone as an important piece in its own right. 

The dynamically poised disc forms which run throughout the entire Lunar collection take their cue from the planets and their orbital movements, concepts which Lara Bohinc also explores in her remarkable jewellery collections.  The new ‘Half Moon’ mirror takes these design signatures into an almost abstract realm:  These are bold statement pieces, confidently uniting three architectural materials, marble, mirror and brushed brass. 


The union of brass and marble continues in the ‘Star Gazer’ candlesticks inspired by orreries, mechanical models of the solar system used since classical times. Available in two designs, these candlesticks have powerful sculptural presence far exceeding their practical use.



In the hexagonal ‘Constellation’ bowls, Lara Bohinc focuses on marble, with faceted, geometric forms exploring its innate weight and decorative potential. Within the concept, she also sets an intriguing design puzzle: Each of the four sizes of bowl is available in five different marbles, posing the irresistible challenge to mix, match, set and re-set them into an almost infinite number of arrangements.

Launching at 2016 Decorex, the Lunar accessories collection will be available from October at Lapicida’s showrooms in London, Harrogate and New York and online from Autumn 2016.  It will also be available from Lara Bohinc’s Notting Hill showroom.
ARC PR DECOREX ROUND-UP 2016
SEPTEMBER 13TH 2016



 
Decorex 2016 promises to be a spectacular year for four of our clients. Be sure to visit their stands to see all their new and exciting products!
 
Allyson McDermott: Stand J40

Showing at Decorex for the first time in her high profile and illustrious career, Allyson McDermott is one of the world’s leading authorities on conserving, recreating and hanging historic wallpapers.








 
Drummonds: Stand D20

Drummonds have conjured a surreal underwater world to showcase their classic bathroomware. Designed with Anna Glover, who specialises in the ‘beautiful and the unexpected’, this year’s stand is an opulent setting for new products including more from the ongoing collaboration with Martin Brudnizki.






 
Lapicida: Stand C25

Lapicida will be launching exciting accessory collaborations with leading designers Anouska Hempel and Lara Bohinc. The stand will also showcase inspiring new surfaces, together with stone objects including tables and vanity basins.








 
London Basin Company: Stand J54

Also a Decorex newcomer, London Basin Company makes richly decorated porcelain basins, reinventing a classic art form for contemporary bathrooms.
NEW… THE ASTORIA MARBLE VANITY
SEPTEMBER 8TH 2016

Lapicida’s glamorous new ‘Astoria’ marble vanity takes inspiration from 1930’s Art Deco style.  Its classic good looks work perfectly in contemporary settings. 

Made from solid Carrara marble with a honed finish, Astoria’s refined lines showcase the natural beauty of the stone, with brushed brass inlays adding even more luxurious appeal. 

Generously dimensioned, the Astoria stands 900mm high by 700mm wide and 400mm deep. 
THE MARBLE REVOLUTION
JULY 26TH 2016

Marble floors and walls have become one of the biggest interiors trends of recent years. But it is difficult to achieve the look at home using heavy marble slab, which has to be pre-fabricated off-site and installed by stone specialists.
 
Lapicida’s innovative new pre-cut marble slabs can be installed by any competent tiler. Delivered direct to site, they are simply trimmed to size in situ.  At 12mm thick, they are also significantly lighter than traditional slab, making installation far easier and quicker.
 
12 top-quality classic marbles are available, including Carrara, Calacatta and Nero Marquina. They come in three finishes - honed, brushed and polished - and in five large square and rectangular formats, up to an imposing 1220 x 1220mm.  

THE GARDEN BED
APRIL 28TH 2016
In partnership with Asda and designed by Stephen Welch & Alison Doxey

LAPICIDA AT THE RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW - STAND NO: FEW712
24th-28th May 2016



Lapicida’s natural stone paving forms a backdrop for the powerful narrative of ‘
The Garden Bed’, designed by horticulturalists Stephen Welch and Alison Doxey for the 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. 

Reflecting the theme of this year’s Show, ‘Health, Happiness and Horticulture’, the stand is conceived from the viewpoint of a hospice bed, connecting the patient directly with nature and the emotional benefits of a lushly planted garden sanctuary. 

Luxury stone experts 
Lapicida have worked with Stephen Welch for many years, providing stone surfaces and statuary for his garden designs. Delighted to be invited to participate in this Show Garden, they have supplied two co-ordinating pavements; Limestone, laid inside the stand, and reclaimed York Stone forming the exterior terrace where visitors will stand. The natural stone sits beautifully within the designers’ concept of “a homely, familiar space” which both invigorates and calms.  



Lapicida’s luxurious stone products and bespoke services combine traditional masonry skills with hi-tech capabilities. In Lapicida’s hands, stone comes alive, yielding up the secrets of its composition and myriad natural colours.  The London flagship showroom showcases an extraordinary range of products, from floors and tiles to murals and exterior paving as well as baths, basins, sculptures and architectural features. From unique surface finishes to 3-D objects in stone, Lapicida’s offering starts from the premise that anything is possible. This is bespoke British craftsmanship at its best.
LAPICIDA LAUNCHES PORCELAIN COLLECTION
MARCH 14TH 2016

 
London Design Week 13-18th March 2016: Luxury stone specialist Lapicida launched their Porcelain collection today in the London flagship showroom. Expertly curated, this new floor and wall collection is specifically designed to work alongside premium marble and stone.
 
Lapicida’s Director Jason Cherrington spent two years researching the right quality of porcelain to complement natural stone, saying “The two collections sit so well together and can often be used in the same projects. Some areas have specific requirements which stone can’t fulfil as easily as porcelain, particularly where there are weight or thickness issues.”


 
Lapicida’s collection comes in a wide range of sizes and a variety of authentic finishes including timber, concrete, marble and stone. Almost indiscernible from the original materials, porcelain can offer high performance alternatives. In kitchens and bathrooms for instance, where natural wood floors can suffer from exposure to water spills and a damp atmosphere, Porcelain Wood is completely stable; offering the look of timber, but not the problems. Porcelain tiles can also be ideal for contemporary indoor/outdoor spaces where a single flooring can run through the house and out onto a terrace. Frost and slip-resistant, porcelain can offer a simple, cost-effective way to get the look.
THE NEW PARQUET COLLECTION
JANUARY 7TH 2016
Refined and architectural, Lapicida’s new collection of marble and stone parquet showcases the return of decorative surfaces to contemporary interiors.

Lapicida’s new parquet collection includes Georgette, a distinctive vein-cut marble with delicate colour graduations. Silk Georgette offers a palette of subtle greys whilst Bronze Georgette has pale mink tones. Designed for walls and floors, Georgette offers cool sophistication for luxurious bathrooms, hallways and living rooms.

In contrast to the marble’s restrained geometric beauty, the collection also offers warm-toned and characterful stone parquet floors including Reclaimed English, with its wide range of natural colours, and the distinctive fossil-filled Hanover Blue.

Shown clockwise from left: 
English Reclaimed stone in Hungarian Point 
Hanover Blue stone laid in Herringbone
Bronze Georgette marble in Hungarian Point
Silk Georgette in Hungarian Point
ENGLISH RECLAIMED
DECEMBER 2ND 2015

From Yorkstone and Purbeck to Blue Lias, England’s wonderful native stones have been used in historic buildings for centuries. Reclaimed and restored, they have a lustrous patina, created by the passage of time. This makes them amongst the most desirable of floors…

Lapicida’s Reclaimed Collection offers the most charismatic of traditional native stones.  They come with their own provenance and many are extremely rare. Lapicida’s services also extend far beyond the stone.  Reclaimed stone comes in irregular thicknesses: not ideal for today’s homes. But, Lapicida’s custom-cut service transforms random flags into regularly-dimensioned pieces without affecting their beauty. If required, stone can be hand-selected to achieve a specific spectrum of colour.    

Shown here is a reclaimed 17th Century floor in 
English Pennine sandstone. The flags are in random sizes, hand matched to achieve the client’s desired colour.
 

NEW ROUND REFECTORY TABLE
NOVEMBER 19TH 2015

Lapicida’s Refectory Table collection now includes a round design, perfect for sociable dining.

Handmade in Yorkshire, it features a solid English oak base with curving lines striking a clever balance between contemporary and traditional furniture. This classic look is echoed in the beautifully figured Arabescato marble top. A generous 50mm thick, the stone is given extra emphasis by architectural edge detailing.

As with all Lapicida’s Refectory tables, it is also available sized to order with a wide choice of natural stone and marble tops. An all-weather cover is available for garden use.

 

NEW SIDE TABLE
NOVEMBER 3RD 2015

Lapicida’s new Side Table hits a perfect ‘modernist’ note between classic and contemporary.

The handmade steel frame has faceted legs and a cross stretcher with a roundel detail. Seated into the frame, the stone tray top has a raised edge detailing, emphasising this table’s simple, architectural appeal.

Shown here in burnished steel with a Verde Guatemala marble top, Lapicida’s Side Table is made to order with the frame in polished or rusted finishes and the tray top in a wide range of marbles and other stones. It can also be sized to order, shown here W550 x L550 x H780mm.

 

NEW ONYX BONGO BASINS
OCTOBER 7TH 2015

Lapicida has launched an Onyx version of its iconic Bongo basin. A charismatic semi-precious stone, Onyx’s crystalline mineral layers form dramatic patterns and colours, perfectly shown in Bongo’s elegantly tapered form and honed finish.

Bringing a refined luxury to modern bathrooms, the freestanding Onyx Bongo Basin stands 84.5cm tall and is carved from a solid block of Onyx. Bongo basins are also available to order in Portuguese Grey Limestone and Mocha Créme Natural Limestone.

 

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