Stone Source Releases Original Collection EQUUS by Catherine Braconnier
EQUUS Reflects the Energy and Movement of a Horse in Modern Porcelain Tile Designs
Stone Source introduces EQUUS, a Stone Source original porcelain stoneware collection by Montreal-based tile designer and Art Director Catherine Braconnier, that explores an equestrian theme inspired by the designer’s deeply rooted passion for the sport. The line’s sophisticated geometry and timeless architectural shapes come together in three patterns – FIELD, HOOF, and PAVÉ– for an ideal mixture of urban edginess and countryside warmth.
“I have been around horses, absorbing their environment and movements as a competitive jumper for many years. My passion for the sport, the stables, and the outdoors was the genesis for this line of tile, which captures the energy of the equestrian lifestyle. Simply, it encapsulates my love of horses and nature,” says designer Catherine Braconnier.
“It was a pleasure to collaborate with Cat, a close personal colleague, to create a special original collection without limitations. We developed a perspective together with a powerful connection to nature – the blue and green colors are like the grass and the sky.” says Ron Silano, Vice President of Product Development & Procurement at Stone Source. “It could be used anywhere, from bathrooms to backsplashes, commercial spaces, and in hospitality environments.”
Born from the details of an equestrian environment, from different colored coats worn by horses to the vast array of materials such as wood, metal, straw, sand, leather, stone and cement, the designs and their colorways are a modern interpretation of natural elements. EQUUS was conceived as the company’s 4th Original collection, and is available exclusively in North America through their network of 10 showrooms and Stone Source representatives.
FIELD: Reflecting the freedom of cantering on a field composed of different levels, FIELD has a series of levels that mirror the rising and falling motion felt while galloping through a grassy landscape.
HOOF: A soothing design inspired by the rhythmic sound of a horse’s hooves, HOOF is a dimensional take on hoof-shaped divots in the ground. Its unique configurations add a stylish beat to any space.
PAVÉ: Commonly found surrounding barns, geometric paving stones offer both an appealing look and an anti-slip surface for the horse and rider. PAVÉ mimics the beauty and textures of the material.
The variety of different colors, textures and finishes for these porcelain tiles are enhanced by the company’s sculpted patterns in FIELD and HOOF. It allows for infinite laying configuration that will deliver a striking, unique statement to residential and commercial projects in both vertical and horizontal applications.
About Stone Source
Stone Source is the nation’s leading designer and provider of high-quality natural stone and tile products for commercial and residential projects. This design-driven company offers a curated selection of award-winning products to premier architects, designers, contractors, developers and end clients. For over 30 years, their domestically stocked product line and worldwide network of exclusive design and manufacturing partners has enabled both immediate solutions and long-term collaborations unique to each project. Products can be experienced in all major US markets through a multichannel distribution network of ten showrooms and 40 sales representatives. For more information, visit the Stone Source website and virtually tour our products.
About Catherine Braconnier
Catherine Braconnier is a designer, artist, and founder of CAT LAB and MUDTILE. As a graduate from the Interior Design program at the International Academy of Fashion and Design in Montreal, she developed a passion for all things beautiful and functional from a young age. CAT LAB is a design firm specializing in the design of ceramic and stone surfaces. Since 2002, MUDTILE, has developed products that grace well-known buildings throughout North America and beyond, such as the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, West Edmonton Mall, the HAMAD Medical Corporation in the Middle East, the Minnesota Vikings NFL Stadium in Minneapolis, Toronto’s hip Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens and Mastro’s Restaurant in Washington, DC.