Mission possible by Ashlee Lindvall


I recently carved and installed a beautiful worktop for a kitchen island for a private project in Gamla Väster in Malmö. The worktop was made from a solid block of Breccia Imperiale - a beautiful (and very expensive!)stone from Brazil and measured 4 metres long and weighed 350 kilograms.  The biggest challenge however, was to place the worktop in the kitchen, which is situated at the top of the townhouse, on the third floor mezzanine.

After closing off the street, using a large crane we hoisted the worktop over the building. This enabled us to lower it into the kitchen via a large skylight.  Any damage to the worktop would have resulted in remaking the piece at great cost, not to mention months of waiting for delivery of a new piece of stone, but after a few tense hours it was safely in place, without a scratch.

Do you dream of a showpiece in stone for your home? Whatever the stone or constraints, we're always up for the challenge!

Off to Verona by Ashlee Lindvall

I am looking forward to visiting this year's Marmomac in Verona, Italy in September. Marmomac is the leading event globally for the natural stone industry. As well as being the number one place for meeting all the major players and the best kept secrets in Italy's natural stone industry, Marmomac also presents the latest in machinery and technology. I can't wait to discover some beautiful new stones for my customers for some of my many exciting upcoming projects!

Work in progress: Carrara basin/vanity unit by Ashlee Lindvall

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I'm currently working on a beautiful Carrara marble basin/vanity unit for a private apartment in Malmö, Sweden. The apartment block dates back to 1936, so when the owners renovated the bathroom, they wanted something that reflected the glamour and luxury of the 30s. This basin is simple, elegant and with a reasonably sized vanity area, very practical. I love this project!