The Stone Atelier, Valencia

The essence of form

The Fran Silvestre Arquitectos architecture and design studio located in Valencia has already realised a large number of public and private buildings throughout the world. The “Petra. The Stone Atelier” constitutes one of their most outstanding projects. This Atelier was developed for the Petra company, a manufacturer of home accessories made from natural stone. This has resulted in office and conference rooms as well as a generous showroom where furniture and various natural stone types are exhibited.

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos have created a modern atelier that is both purist and futuristic. Marble cladding was used in the reception area. A circular gallery space hides the different types of stone behind white doors, so that each material can be assessed on its own. The circular form of the exhibition space is defined by an o-shaped central conference room, which – unlike the conventional desk and chair shapes – provides an open framework for discussion with a black couch adapted to the contours of the space.

The Petra Designer offices flank the exhibition space and contrast their white surroundings with black furniture. The LS 990 design classic harmonises with the purist appearance of the Atelier.