WHAT WE DO
Stone Theatre is one of London’s largest suppliers and installers of natural stone for interior and exterior architectural work, decoration, furniture and landscaping.
Stone Theatre specialises in supplying stone for interior and exterior architectural work, decoration, furniture and landscaping. It sources its top-grade materials direct from quarries and acts as a consultant for its clients on the innovative use of stone in architecture. In addition to offering the very latest technology, Stone Theatre takes particular pride in its handworked finishes. Indeed, traditional stonemasonry is the cornerstone of all of its work.
Stone Theatre can specify, source and design installations from conception to completion. Alternatively, it can work alongside a project’s existing designers and suppliers. The company’s approach to every contract, whether it be supply and fix or supply only, is tailor-made to the client’s requirements. No two projects are ever the same and it is the ability to cope with a diverse range of challenges that helps make Stone Theatre such an outstanding company. With an excellent planning and logistics department, Stone Theatre operates both in Europe and farther afield. The company works with a wide range of customers, including highprofile designers, corporate customers, high-street retailers and private individuals. Prominent clients have included Sir Paul Smith, Sir Ian McKellen, David Bowie, George Michael, Jasper Conran, Claudia Schiffer and Jo Malone.
The company’s work can also be seen at such stores as Rolex, Chanel, Boodle & Dunthorne, Furla and Selfridges, as well as at the Club at The Ivy and the Palace of Westminster and Kensington. Stone Theatre also made a donation to the memorial block at Althorp, which celebrates the life of Princess Diana.
Yet more Stone Theatre success stories can be seen at Selfridges in London’s Oxford Street. The famous store’s new shoe department, which features 48 hand-carved alabaster bases, and haute couture floor, with its dramatic marble interior, have won widespread acclaim. The jewel in the company’s crown, however, is the interior of the principal penthouse at Number One Hyde Park – one of the finest examples of stone work in the country.
A policy of responsible corporate practice underpins each and every one of Stone Theatre’s projects. For the Selfridges commission, for example, the precious alabaster stone used was sourced by the company’s experts and acquired through a sustainable method of quarrying. Hand carved in the firm’s London factory, the pedestals represent the pinnacle of the mason’s craftsmanship
The company’s commitment to sustainable methods and corporate responsibility is reflected in the Stone Theatre gallery. Located on the same site as Stone Theatre in Waterloo, this exhibition space aims to celebrate the craftsmanship, design and visual flair of stonework, while allowing space for traditional art and fashion.
The gallery was launched in the summer of 2011, displaying the work of three acclaimed photographers – Mike Perry, Jem Southam and Stephen Vaughan. This was followed by a show of the very best photography from the 1960s and 1970s by the late Brian Duffy. Since then, exhibitions by the artists Maurice Cockrill RA, Roy Petley and Janet Nathan have been well attended, as was a show of ‘Emerging Croatian Fashion Designers’ for London Fashion Week.
The company works alongside designers, architects, artists and manufacturers who share its commitment to traditional methods and sustainability. Always looking for the best and newest materials, and embracing a collaborative approach, Stone Theatre is committed to working in tandem with such individuals to create the finest results. The company’s ethos is to be just as vigilant about the way it treats the environment, the manner in which it trades and the processes it employs, as it is about its profit margins. Stone Theatre believes in using its namesake responsibly as well as dramatically, and the company is passionate about its duty to preserve stone for future generations, as well as to celebrate its beauty. As a material, it is durable, practical and decorative, and Stone Theatre’s many stunning projects demonstrate how these qualities have never been more appropriate to contemporary life.