Designing With Stone 2023 at Pardais®

Designing With Stone conference by Stone Trends International at Pardais Granite Factory, Portugal

Revolutionizing the Stone Industry: Stone Trend International Rocks the Stage at Pardais Factory, Portugal

The Designing With Stone 2023 conference, organized by Stone Trends International® (STI) at Pardais®, deepened several facts of careful extraction and transformation in the production of granite.

The event focused on making architects, interior designers and builders understand stone, the aesthetic value of granite and effective project management strategies with the factory.

This event produced by Stone Trends International, a stone industry consultancy, was led by Vincent Marazita, who orchestrated an enlightening and immersive seminar at the Pardais®’ factory.

The seminar offered further insight into the world of granite, meticulously examining all aspects of granite production, with training sessions presented by Pedro Ferraz, Export Manager at Pardais®, Vincent Marazita (STI) and Peter Harrison from the Stone Federation of Great Britain.

Participants had the privilege of obtaining valuable information about the art of handling and refining granite and apprehending the aesthetic value of these timeless stones.

“Seeing the stone not only after it is applied but before it is cut, the colour, the material, the texture is simply different.” — Ned Baxter, Participating Architect.


In addition, the Designing With Stone seminar provided a basis for deepening the use of granite in architectural projects, equipping participants with the necessary tools to lead successful ventures in the sector.