Design Inspiration from Bhutan and Jaipur

Posted by Annie Krug on Feb 17, 2017 1:48:13 PM


“One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." - Henry Miller

I had the privilege of sitting down with our founder and chief designer, Mitch Brean, to talk about his recent trip to Bhutan and Jaipur, India. Mitch spoke excitedly about the many sights he saw during his trip that stirred his design imagination. After all, traveling is what continues to fuel Mitch's creative fire for new design ideas. "It may be a texture, color, or element of a building that motivates me to create a custom design," he explained to me. "This design could end up being a new texture for a planter collection or an element of a mantel such as a leg or shelf, or it could be a color that influences a new finish or finish technique." In this post, Mitch shares just a few of the images from his travels that inspired him as both artist and designer.

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Topics: Design Inspiration, Our Founder Mitch Brean, Inspiration

See How It's Made: The Bollé Dining Table Base

Posted by Annie Krug on Jan 25, 2017 9:15:55 AM


With interesting textures and artistic details as top design trends this year, the Bollé dining table base perfectly encompasses both sentiments. The patterned style of this stone table base, with its textured surface made of irregular bubble shapes, has been hand carved by our stone artisans as one of our latest dining room tables in a series of sculptural furniture-turned-art. In this post, we invite you to follow the Bollé creation process from start to finish and see how each fine detail gets translated into the finished piece. This process reflects our mission here at Stone Yard: to create one-of-a-kind furnishings synonymous with luxury, excellence, and craftsmanship—unparalleled designs, made by expert artisans, using superior quality materials.

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Topics: Inspiration, Our Team, Handcrafted, Stone Yard Studio

Custom Furniture: Why it’s a Growing Trend

Posted by Annie Krug on Jan 25, 2017 7:52:34 AM


We are already seeing the custom furniture trend accelerate in popularity. And with the maker movement in full swing, there is a noticeable uptick in the demand for one-of-a-kind furniture built by artisans, not machines. Stone Yard's expert artisans weigh in on what's behind this shift to custom, handmade furnishings, using as research their more than 30 years' experience designing for trade professionals.

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Topics: Inspiration, Our Team, Handcrafted, Stone Yard Studio

As Featured In Luxe: Our Founder Talks World Travel, His Fossil Collection, and What Inspires Him as a Designer

Posted by Annie Krug on Oct 14, 2016 3:25:29 PM


Looking to be inspired? Our founder, Mitch Brean, sat down with our friends over at  premier design magazine Luxe Interiors + Design to reveal what sparks his design process--and some of his muses may surprise you.

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Topics: Inspiration, Our Team, In the Press