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

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.


Large outdoor Neolith Table

Bespoke Neolith Table Project

Bespoke Neolith Table Project

Where can you get a marble table big enough to seat 18?

That was the problem that one of our recent clients had, and we were tasked with creating the solution. Our client was based in London and had spotted some inspiration out of an office window for an outdoor marble table. It had to withstand the four seasons of British weather and also be possible to move.

Based on these factors, we suggested looking at Neolith instead of marble. This sintered stone was still able to give the striking patterns found in the natural stone, but is much stronger and durable than marble, allowing us to work with 20mm material which will hold up to being moved from time to time.

Slab photo of Neolith Etatuario
Neolith Estatuario


The Estatuario model in the Classtone Collection stands out due to its faithful interpretation of Carrara marble. A combination of thick and subtle veins crossing a pure white background provides the Estatuario with a design that exudes elegance and decorates any space where it's used with a touch of freshness, class and beauty.

The Carrara Estatuario is a material that is in high demand nowadays due to the global trend to use white veined marble in homes. Estatuario by Neolith meets this market demand by offering the inherent design of this natural stone along with the innate resistance of Sintered Compact Surfaces.

Bookmatch detail on surface of Neolith table
Close-up detail of the bookmatching on the table surface

Neolith Estatuario was chosen and we set to work on the design of the table. Because of the size, the top needed to be manufactured in two pieces due to the slab size and also to be able to take apart and move. This presented us with an opportunity to make the most of the book-matching option from Neolith and create a real statement with the vein pattern. The three cubed legs also had the veining wrap around to keep the flow and natural look of the table.


Neolith Table being manufactured
Putting everything together in the workshop

Once manufactured, we had the table packaged up and delivered to the property in London where we assembled it and added the small finishing touch of some placemats made from Neolith Basalt Grey to contrast against the white of the Estatuario.


Just like this 18-seater table, our fully bespoke service allows you to craft your perfect piece of stone furniture. We work with you to make your dreams a reality.