Watch - Steve Bristow Furniture & Neolith used for Michelin-Starred Restaurant Refurbishment

Watch - Steve Bristow Furniture & Neolith used for Michelin-Starred Restaurant Refurbishment

Michelin-Starred chef, and restaurant owner Simon Hulstone sits down with us to talk about his recent restaurant refurbishment, using Steve Bristow Furniture and Neolith for their tables and bar.

The Elephant Restaurant, Torquay

The Elephant Restuarant Torquay Exterior

Neolith Zaha Stone Side Table

Luxury Outdoor Furniture to Stand the Test of Time

Luxury Outdoor Furniture to Last the Test of Time

Your outdoor space is one of the most important and unique areas of your home. Thankfully, with advancements of design and technology, there are an infinite number of combinations when it comes to outfitting your space with social, cooking, and entertaining spaces.

All our furniture made from natural and sintered stone is completely useable and suitable for both inside and outside use. So, whether you are looking for something out of our portfolio, or want us to create a bespoke piece for your outdoor area, then we have the perfect material to create it in.

Neolith Zaha Stone Side Table
Apollo Side Table with a Neolith Zaha Stone top.

Is Quartz Stone Suitable for Outside Use?

Manufactured quartz – the type used for our furniture and kitchen worktops – is unfortunately not suitable for outside use. Over long periods of time, UV light can alter the colour of quartz, changing the appearance of your luxury piece.

For that reason, we would recommend that you keep and quartz furniture pieces as interior furniture, and choose either natural or sintered stone for outdoor areas.

Natural Stone Outdoor Furniture

Granite and Marble are admired around the world for their stunning visual properties. Thousands of different types are available, and each slab is different from the last. If you want a totally unique piece, then this is the stone to go for.

Being natural products, Granite and Marble are ideal for outdoor settings and they will maintain their vibrant finish for years to come. Whether you are making a full outdoor kitchen and dining area, or just want a cosy drinks table, you cannot go wrong with these options.

Forest Black Granite Side Table
The Capri Side Table with a Forest Black Granite table top.

Sintered Stone Outdoor Furniture

Sintered Stone, like Quartz, is a manufactured stone product. However, unlike Quartz, it is completely suitable for outside use. In fact, Sintered Stone can even be used for flooring and exterior building cladding!

There is a huge range of colour and design options with Sintered Stone, from natural stone options, to wood effects (Neolith La Bohème) or rusted sheet metal (Neolith Iron Range), along with pure solid colours.

Sintered Stone is also a lighter product than natural stone, allowing easier manoeuvrability, should you wish to move the furniture around more often.


Large outdoor Neolith Table
Bespoke 18-Seater Neolith Table. A perfect material choice for this outdoor project.

Verona Bespoke Quartz Dining Table

Case Study - Kitchen and Dining Room Symmetry

Case Study - Kitchen and Dining Room Symmetry

After recently fitting a new kitchen, with Ammonite Ice quartz worktops from Steve Bristow Stone Masonry, our client wanted to extend the design throughout with matching furniture.

The brief was to produce a coordinating range of tables for an open plan living/dining/kitchen area with the table tops matching the quartz kitchen worktop but to introduce a contrasting colour for the bases. The pure white of the Ammonite Ice wouldn't work with the floor tiles as they had a marble effect on a white backdrop. Putting two different whites right next to each other can be a tricky task as one will tend to have an off-white look compared to the other, so they needed some space between them.

The Verona was decided on as the base design for the dining, coffee and side tables, the gentle curves of the design are a strong statement without being intrusive. The client gave us the overall dimensions, allowing us to draw up several CAD design options for approval. In the meantime, the colour needed choosing.

CAD Quartz Dining Table Design

With over 200 different quartz designs available, finding the perfect match wouldn't be a problem for our client. Our factory has a 2 storey showroom which the client visited twice to narrow down and confirm their choice of table top design, edge detail and colour - a Nero Marquina, which is a black marble design with a white vein. The other main colour in the space was red, so black and white created a strong aesthetic.

Base Design for Verona Dining Table

With the colours decided and the designs confirmed, it was time to manufacture. We were on a tight schedule to get the tables completed and installed in time for Christmas which we kept to and the finished product in the space looks incredible.

Just like this series of Verona tables, our fully bespoke service allows you to craft your perfect piece of stone furniture. We work with you to make your dreams a reality. Contact us to find out more.


Inspiration – Seamless flow of colour from your worktop throughout the house

Inspiration – Seamless flow of colour from your worktop throughout the house

The most common place for granite, quartz or sintered stone in a house is the kitchen worktop. But why should it stop there? With our range of original and bespoke furniture options, there are so many ways to extend your worktops into the dining room and beyond.

Quartz Furniture

Our core portfolio of furniture pieces are all manufactured from this elegant, yet durable material. The unique properties of quartz allow us to curve the stone in beautiful shapes such as the ones seen in the Maranello and Sorrento.


Granite Furniture

Being a natural product, granite is unique and can vary from slab to slab. By installing a worktop and commissioning furniture at the same time, the option is available to create everything from the same slabs as seen here in this Forest Black worktop and accompanying furniture pieces. This material cannot be curved but gives the opportunity to create some stunning pieces.

Sintered Stone FurnitureLarge outdoor table made from Neolith Estatuario

Sintered stone is a manufactured material, much like quartz, however it cannot be curved. However, there is still the same opportunity to create some stunning pieces to compliment the ultra-modern worktops that this material provides. Sintered stone is very strong an opens up opportunities for more manoeuvrable furniture options, such as this 18-seater outdoor table, made from 20mm thick Neolith.