about the collection
As a second chapter to the > stone in process < story, envisions collaborated with concrete manufacturer Morssinkhof to further rethink the typical style of making pavements. The designers visited Morssinkhof’s factory, where they altered their initial design ideas on an industrial level, experimenting with the machinery to expose new design possibilities. Manipulating the machines which usually wash out a batch, the designers uncovered a technique which uses the pressure and path of the water to create patterns in the stones surface. These partly washed out stains show aggregates in the concrete of various colours in subtle contrast to the cement finish of the rest of the stone. Experimentations with variations in intensities and directions of water jets in the surfaces have been made, resulting in a seemingly spontaneous stone which recalls the uneven moorland found close to the city as a typical surrounding.