We exhibited our Stonini decorative wall panels at the FRONT architecture and design event at Carriageworks, Sydney. Our panels are designed and hand-manufactured in Australia, and visitors said it was refreshing to find a unique, locally made product in the marketplace.
Material Perception: Messing with the Mind
One fascinating aspect of Stonini is its ability to mess with your material perception. Depending on the colour, texture and patterning of the panels, people perceive Stonini to be sandstone, marble, concrete, and even wood. Visitors to the FRONT display were able to see full-size Stonini panels up close and experience this for themselves.
We launched, Lunar, the latest offering in our 3D Profiles range at the FRONT design event. Designed in collaboration with Gavin Harris from Futurespace, this versatile Stonini tile is available in the latest Dulux shades: Lexicon Quarter, Casper White, Light Blush Quarter, Clear Concrete, Banksia, Sliding, Bygone, Atlantic Charter, and Mecca Red.
Lunar panels, like all Stonini decorative wall panels, are made from ecologically-safe materials, and are handcrafted and air dried for minimal energy embodiment.
Lunar panels air drying in the Alexandria workshop.
When PwC moved into the world-class business precinct at Barangaroo, the professional services firm wanted an environment that encouraged collaboration and creativity. Gavin Harris, Design Director at Futurespace, worked with Stonini to create such a space.
Everyone arrives at PwC on Level 17, where the lift doors open onto a naturally-lit lobby lined with unique Stonini tiles. The tiles are shaped alike but some are concave, some convex, some soft cement grey, others pale eucalypt green. The tiles are laid randomly to create shadow play, texture and movement.
Gavin drew the pattern for the tiles and, with Stonini, experimented with depth, scale, colouration and layout. Once he was satisfied with the shape and size, Stonini created and laid 7500 of the tiles in the PwC lobby and food and beverage areas.
“It was a team effort working with the idea of pattern and form,” said Gavin.
Stella is one of the latest designs in the Stonini™ 3D Profiles range. Stella was produced for the redevelopment of Stockland Baldivis on the outskirts of Perth. The design is a translation of the Bungle Bungles architectural screen from sister-company Chiaro Screens; the positive spaces are seen in relief in the panel design.
Stonini™ is a versatile compound that was developed to create lightweight decorative panels for interior and exterior design projects. Stonini™ panels are hand manipulated in the production process giving the panels a unique crafted appeal.
The Arcare Aged Care philosophy is to celebrate longevity by nurturing the mind, body, and spirit of its residents. Accordingly, Arcare properties look more like 5-star accommodations than your standard aged care facilities.
In this project, Cabana wall panels from the Stonini™ 3D Profiles range add warmth and texture to the corridors and common rooms. Stonini™ wall panels are durable, low maintenance, waterproof, and non-combustible making them ideal for high traffic areas.
The lightweight nature of Stonini™ (approx panel weight 14kg) means the panels are equally suitable for walls and ceilings. For wall applications panels are affixed with an industrial epoxy; for ceiling applications some mechanical fixing provides added assurance.
Left and centre: Stonini™ panels with Class 1 fire rating surround the media screen and gas fire at this Arcare Aged Care facility. The panels also add warmth and texture to the corridors.
Stonini™ panels are a low cost, low fuss option for adding flair to retail spaces. The versatile panels can be used for walls, counters and displays. For ease of installation, Stonini™ can be applied to MDF, Gyprock, cement render, block wall, knot-free CD plywood, FC sheet and studs.
Stonini™ can be cut on site with a panel saw fitted with a tungsten blade and is affixed with a good industrial epoxy. The simplicity of installation makes Stonini™ an ideal medium for retail spaces with scheduling for shop fitouts often being extremely tight.
Stonini™ at Westfield Miranda: Popular Aurora from the 3D Profile range applied to counters, walls and display areas at Fresh Soul and Vogue Clothing boutiques. Delta Crème Brulee at Lovisa, combining the aesthetic of stone with the convenience of Stonini™.
Fairfield RSL has been described as an “urban resort”. Located 45 minutes south west of Sydney’s CBD, the property houses a boutique, six restaurants, a ballroom and other entertainment venues. Fairfield RSL has undergone a five-star fitout and Altis Architecture has added texture and form to exterior and interior walls with Stonini™ Calypso wall panels from the 3D profile range. The architects chose a custom colour in keeping with the venue’s earthy palette.
Stonini™ wall panels are waterproof, non-combustible, mould resistant, UV resistant, durable, and low maintenance, making them ideal for high traffic areas both inside and out. With the colour being mixed within the ingredients any chipping or damage that does occur, will be less visible than on surface-coloured or painted panels.
Stonini™ Calypso wall panels from the 3D Profile range add texture and style to exterior and interior walls at the Fairfield RSL.