Dwell on Design 2017
Ollin Stone / Neolith Tiny Homes
We are proud to announce that we will be exhibiting this year at Dwell on Design from June 23rd to June 25th in beautiful Los Angeles, CA. We will be showcasing our Neolith tiny homes; two tiny homes fully fitted with Neolith Sintered Compact Surfaces.
Get your tickets here: Dwell on Design
La Boheme by Neolith
Sintered Compact Surface
The new 2016 wood model of Timber Collection inspired by the trunk of Lebanese Cedar…
LA BOHEME 01 | Full Slab
LA BOHEME 02 | Full Slab
BEACH FRONT ZEN
NEOLITH ESTATUARIO + THASSOS TILE
Design by JIM GLOVER
103 1/2 Avenida Del Mar
San Clemente, CA 92672
Fabrication & Install by DAVE OCHOA
Address: 1510 Avenida De La Estrella #g, San Clemente, CA 92672
OLLIN SALES / DESIGN TEAM 714.535.0800
MOD STYLE | NEOLITH CALACATTA CONFERENCE TABLE
Tippett Moorhead & Haden / Costa Mesa, Ca.
Tippet Moorhead recently went through an extensive office remodel, and Ollin Stone was happy to provide one of our most desirable materials; Neolith Calacatta Polished. Colisseum Marble was contracted to create multiple executive conference table designs by Walls & All Interior Design. Colisseum delivered with these mid-century mad men esque Neolith Calacatta Polished Conference tables accordingly paired with the 50’s Eames styled management chairs, and modern carpeting.
mid-century mad men esque conference tables with neolith polished calacatta tops
Neolith Calacatta C01 & Calacatta C01-R Slabs Book Matched
Ollin Stone Team
Fabricator: Colisseum Marble | 714-817-0202
NEOLITH VENTILATED FACADE
Nordstrom Rideau Centre. Ottawa, Canada.
Elegant. Light. Warm. When thinking of the Nordstrom brand, very specific descriptors emerge that evoke the chic, high-end style of the upscale retailer. Following a 2012 announcement that the former Sears location at Ottawa’s Rideau Centre would be reinvented as Nordstrom, a great deal of care was taken to select architects, technicians and consultants that understood the brand, the vision and the goal. As the number one retail design firm in the world, designing more than 150 new and remodeled Nordstrom stores in North America, Seattle-based architecture firm Callison was selected for the project in this high-traffic location in the heart of Canada’s capital.
Callison began looking into potential solutions that would not sacrifice the design details. Callison began planning, digging deep into the design process and creating what would be an epic, dramatic revamp of 14,000 square feet of dreary, worn exterior and interior storefronts. The completed elevations were sleek and specific, designed with flat panels in a bright, gleaming white with subtle polished accents that would never stain, fade or discolor. The exterior façade would need to overcome the often harsh weather conditions in Ottawa, where temperatures of -4 degrees Fahrenheit are more normal than even locals would like to admit. An installation system that held panels firmly in place without grout lines was another necessity to carry out the team’s full vision. Callison realized this was a tall order.
The exterior façade would need to overcome the often harsh weather conditions in Ottawa, where temperatures of -4 degrees Fahrenheit are more normal than even locals would like to admit.
With several key “must-haves” for the project, Callison began looking into potential solutions that would not sacrifice the design details that were so important to the overall aesthetic. After looking at a variety of surfacing materials, Callison was drawn to Neolith by TheSize, a Sintered Compact Surfacing product already used frequently in Europe for commercial facades. The product had a reputation for being incredibly durable and resistant to scratching, fading, staining and extreme temperatures. After meeting with Travis Conrad, architectural consultant for Neolith, Callison’s team was feeling confident for the first time that their vision might become reality.
An array of tile colors to create patterns of horizontal movement
“As architects, we definitely thought about design and the aesthetics of the project foremost, but design visions don’t often link directly to a functional solution, especially when looking at a high-traffic commercial project like the Nordstrom at Rideau Centre,” said Michael Lee, principal, Callison.
“The product addressed our concerns from a design perspective— an array of tile colors to create patterns of horizontal movement, limited grout lines, varying panel heights and lengths to further reinforce the random nature of the façade, allowing for lasting warm colors—but also from a functional perspective in terms of durability.”
—Michael Lee, Callison
Neolith’s unique manufacturing process, which uses high pressure and high temperature to create a compact, nonporous surface, enables the product to withstand harsh conditions and emerge unscathed. A key concern for this project related to weather, as many compact materials are unable to withstand the coefficient of linear expansion in Ottawa, or the extreme fluctuations in temperature. Neolith’s design, in tandem with a unique mechanical installation system, provided a secure way to fasten panels without fear of cracking or splintering.
Neolith and the accompanying installation system also provided several design benefits to the project. The exterior storefront has several sharp angles and edges, as result of the façade being raised away from the main structure. Using Neolith, a chamfer miter is possible, allowing for seamless L-shaped pieces for cladding the outside corners. This simplifies installation, improves overall aesthetic and avoids the use of unsightly vertical lines where sealing caulk often gets dirty and discolored. This project utilized both 90- and 136-degree miters, giving the building an effortlessly seamless appearance.
Vast amount of aesthetic freedom to get the design just right
Aside from a clean, smooth look, the architects were also looking for specific colors. To contrast with the concrete and stone buildings surrounding the area, the façade was to be mostly bright white in matte and polished finishes with tan and grey accents. The team selected the pure Arctic White color in a Satin finish as the base and accented that with scattered panels of Barro, Perla and Arena in Satin and Polished finishes to round out the color scheme. Neolith’s portfolio of nearly 50 colors and four finishes gave the team a vast amount of aesthetic freedom to get the design just right.
NEOLITH: Design, Durability, Versatility, Sustainability
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Neolith 2016 New Addition
In line with the latest industrial-looking trends in interiors. TheSize introduces Steel Marengo in a brand new collection: Steel Collection. With a dark grey-tone similar to Pietra di Piombo, Steel Marengo is the perfect alternative to stainless steel, as it combines the metallic feel and reflection throughout the slab with the inherent high-tech properties of Sintered Compact Surfaces.
Steel Marengo // Full Slab Available in 12mm Silk Finish
FULL NEOLITH COLLECTION
Classtone, Neolith collection inspired by the most exclusive marbles available in the market, enhances the beauty and functionality of any given space where it is applied thanks to its unmatched design richness and their advanced technical characteristics.
Inspired by Silver Travertine, TheSize introduces Strata Argentum model. A finely horizontally grained décor, in light grey shades, which reproduces the different layers of this trendy italian material.
Available in Riverwashed finish, it replicates the original texture of the natural stone at its rawest state.
Thickness: 6mm & 12mm
Slab Size: 125″ X 60″