Dutch StoneCycling upcycles waste to create cool, circular building materials.
In August 2016 Belgium-based architects Going East approached Dutch StoneCycling studio for an ambitious project in Antwerp’s famous WATT Tower. Going East was given the assignment to design a co-working space unique in its kind for Belgium (and since the project is finished one of the ‘craftiest’ in the world). As most co-working spaces, the one in Antwerp also included a counter and a bar. Instead of choosing a regular material, Going East wanted something different.
The StoneCycling concept initially started at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. During his graduation project, co-founder of the company Tom van Soest, focused on getting the full potential out of waste in order to create new building material. Starting only with raw waste material, Tom began grinding, blending and processing them in different ways. This led to surprising results as he uncovered the great potential and value of waste material.
In 2013 he founded StoneCycling together with Ward Massa. Today, StoneCycling continues to be a pioneer in the production of building and design materials, created from waste.
“We feel privileged to work with architects, designers, real estate developers and builders from all over the world. Our journey has just started and we already have cool projects lined up: from home interior design to the interiors of cafe’s and restaurants to complete facades of small and big buildings.” StoneCycling Team