For our interior design workshop series, we’re partnering with some of London’s finest product specialists, from bathrooms to kitchens, stone and lighting. We’ve asked each to provide answers to a short interview to help you understand who they are and why we have chosen to run a workshop with them.
Our next event is on Thursday 23rd November and we’re partnering with the stone experts from Stone Productions Contracts (SPC) and Britannicus. You can find out more by reading our short interview below with SPC’s Mark Jermyn.
You can also book tickets for this or our other workshops here.
1. What’s your area of expertise?
Stone Productions Contracts (SPC) create and install bespoke natural stone finishes for both interior and exterior applications.
2. What is it about natural stone that inspires you to go to work every day?
Its unpredictable beauty…
Every slab is unique and when thoughtfully cut and installed can transform any room.
3. What are the key product trends and how have they changed since you started working in the industry?
Thirty years in the industry and I’ve seen many trends come and go, only to return in a different format/face finish, the method of presentation or even never seen before. Marble effect is strong right now but it looks like the Terrazzo and agglomerate look is beginning to make a return too.
One certain change in trends is the use of quartz resins within the industry. Due to their practicality and the vast choice of colours and marble effects (the options are endless), it ensures we are always able to find a choice that suits our clients’ colour schemes and budgets!
4. What’s the next big thing with natural stone products?
Hard to say as I’m no setter of trends nor designs, but, within the industry, there are a few people developing conglomerates using a variety of natural stone, from limestones to marbles and quartzites to granites.
Some of these conglomerates are resin bonded, some with cement, but both provide consistency in colour, durability, practicality and in some cases value for money.
5. Are there any pieces of advice you most frequently give to your customers?
Start your research as early as possible and decide on your budget from the outset.
6. Which products have you specified for your own home?
Marble and limestone. Why? Because I know how to look after it and I appreciate the look it gives me.
7. What will attendees learn from you at the Interior Design Workshop with Granit?
They will get an insight into how the industry works, how we typically process a project, how a little bit of knowledge will allow them to become more empathetic with stones’ behaviour and all its peculiarities.
But, more importantly, the need to partner with a knowledgeable and experienced stone company such as ourselves.
8. How can people contact you if they have questions?
Clients can contact us by email by telephone (0207 228 0707), or by visiting our showroom at 119 St Johns Hill, Battersea, SW11 1SZ
Thanks, Mark. We’re looking forward to this interior design workshop with you on the 23rd November. If you would like to join us, you can register by clicking here.