BAS Stone opens new stoneyard in Long Island City

BAS Stone partners with the Female Design Council to celebrate the opening of its new stoneyard

NEW YORK (June 27, 2024) – BAS Stone, the distinguished New York City-based stoneyard renowned for sourcing exceptional stone from around the world for architects, designers and builders alike, announces the opening of its new location in Long Island City. 

The highly anticipated unveiling of the new stoneyard marks an exciting milestone for the company as it expands its footprint within New York City’s vibrant design scene, continuing to push the boundaries of stone innovation. Spanning nearly 42,000 square feet, the new facility boasts over 650 different variations of natural stone, highlighting the company’s exclusive offering of distinctive materials. 

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Photography by Eric Petschek for BAS Stone

Complementing the stoneyard is a spacious 4,500 square foot showroom, featuring an artfully-designed communal area with a bar, lounge, and versatile meeting space, intended as a collaborative hub for architects and designers. This environment empowers BAS Stone’s experienced team to offer clients an enhanced design experience and discover new inspiration to  elevate their design projects.

To inaugurate the new space, BAS Stone proudly partnered with the Female Design Council – the premier professional membership and advocacy organization for women in design, architecture and the applied arts – to celebrate the occasion with co-hosted opening events. As a female-led company within a traditionally male-dominated industry, BAS Stone’s partnership and support of the Female Design Council’s mission reflects its commitment to championing diversity across skill and leadership within the trades.

“It’s an honor to unveil our new stoneyard in partnership with the Female Design Council, a premier organization that shares our objective of celebrating inclusivity within the design industry,” said Katibelle Sharkey, BAS Stone’s Creative Director. “The grand opening is a special moment for our team as we strive to redefine the world of stone. We look forward to welcoming both new and returning clients to experience our meticulously-curated stone selection in a new and inspiring space.” 

BAS Stone’s stone yard is now open to the public and by appointment for consultations at 49-47 31st Pl, Long Island City, NY 11101. For more information about BAS Stone’s services and stone selection, visit basstonenyc.com.

About BAS Stone

BAS Stone is a distinguished New York City stone yard located in Long Island City, renowned for its meticulously curated and refined aesthetic. With a keen eye, BAS specializes in sourcing exceptional stone from around the world. Its discerning team prides itself on offering an exclusive selection that caters to the tastes of architects, designers and builders seeking distinctive materials for their projects. With a dedication to excellence, BAS Stone provides a seamless experience, ensuring that every client finds the perfect stone to elevate their designs to new heights. 

BAS Stone is a family-owned business, co-founded by brothers Tony and Sam Sayegh, who have been in the stone industry for over 50 years. The company’s commitment to empowering women within the traditionally male-dominated stone industry is reflected in its inclusive leadership approach, where dynamic female leaders including Katibelle Sharkey, Natalia Monko-Nykiel and Monika Porembski, guide creative direction and sales. The team consists of industry veterans and emerging talents with a united mission to redefine the world of stone. Hailed as one of the most innovative teams in the industry, BAS Stone continually pushes the boundaries of stone, establishing new standards for creativity and craftsmanship. Its vision not only transforms the landscape of stone but also serves as a beacon for inspiration.

About Female Design Council

Founded in 2018 by Lora Appleton, the Female Design Council is the premier professional membership and advocacy organization for womxn in design, architecture and the applied arts. The FDC provides professional development opportunities, networking events and a vast collaborative, creative network for its hundreds of members in the United States and Canada. As part of its mission to advocate for equity and inclusivity in the design industries, the FDC has launched numerous free programs for the full community, including an open-to-all mentor-match initiative, annual exhibitions highlighting top female talent, and a grant program for emerging BIPOC designers.

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