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Main Stage Programme

Surface Design Show 2024


Stone and beyond - How This Ancient Material Remains Relevant Today

06 Feb 2024
This wide-ranging discussion will look at the particular attributes of stone from different parts of the world - from Türkiye the land of Natural Stones to Italy’s famous marble to the properties of the UK’s indigenous stone. This talk will crucially also set stone within the context of other materials and how it remains just as relevant today as it's been for centuries.
Matt Robb, Marketing and Media Manager - Stone Federation Great Britain
Gökhan Karakuş, Director/Designer - Emedya Design and Consultant to the Turkish Natural Stone Industry
Stefano Ghirardi, Past President - Confindustria Marmomacchine
David Richardson, Chair - Stone Federation Technical and Sustainability Committees