Trends, technology and innovation!
The STONE Industry Fair in Poland showcased innovative trends and enthralled the visitors with exciting products
Design, architectural, and construction industries are closely interlinked with one common factor and that is the usage of different kinds of stones. From the very outset, STONE Industry Fair has been addressed to everyone, for whom stone constitutes the basis or part of economic activity – stonemasons and representatives of the construction industry, architects, and designers. The fair took place at Poznan Congress Centre in Poland from November 14-17, 2018 and emphasised greatly on coherent cooperation of the stone and architectural industry. The fair events took place in four exhibition halls and were participated by over 220 exhibitors, and the number of professionals who visited the exposition exceeded five thousand.
The exhibitors presented inspiring expositions from natural stone, specialised equipment for cutting and stone processing, as well as products for cleaning and maintenance of stone surfaces. Concurrently with the STONE Industry Fair was held the GLASS Industry Fair, with focus on glass elements, which perfectly match stone designs.
Traditionally, the two fair events were the place of presentation of many technological novelties: state-of-the-art machinery and equipment for processing of natural stone.
There were events developed especially for the professionals from the stone and architectural industry, which aimed at allowing their representatives to establish closer business relations. One of such key events was Arena STONE.
Arena STONE is a platform dedicated to professionals from the stone industry, architects, designers and owners of design offices. On the occasion of 2018 edition of the STONE Industry Fair, the platform was held for the first time, ultimately however it is to become an integral part of the fair, contentrelated, inspiring and allowing for presentation of innovative solutions using stone and glass. Its program included lectures of the industry experts and presentations of the well-known and recognised around the world designers who use natural stone in their works. Among the lecturers, it is worth mentioning famous Italian designer, Raffaello Galiotto, who held a presentation entitled “MARMO 4.0. Experiments
in natural stone”, world-renowned mosaic creator, Giulio Menossi, chief editor of a German industry website www.stone-ideas. com, Peter Becker and, Polish artist creating mosaics, Lubosz Karwat.
All of the presentations attracted great interest of the visitors, which proves that the events addressed to the stone and architectural industry are incredibly necessary on the market and interesting for the professionals from both fields.