Stephen Richards (partner at Gillespies, London and one of the winners of the international idea competition “Granite in Public Areas”), developed interactive street elements such as the "lode stone" (Photo 1), "rumble stone" (Photo 2), "touch stone", "turn stone" and the "water stone".
The "Iode stone" is a kinetic sign consisting of an arched granite slab set flush in the ground. This slab can be turned slowly on a stainless steel bearing. A pointer on the stone can be set to point to marks let into the ground around the stone. (Photo 1)
The "rumble stone" is an area of stone slabs producing sounds when walked on. The stone resonance box under the slabs is arranged in such a way that different high tones are produced. "Rumble stones" can be installed individually or in groups. Holes in the slabs for lifting also increase the tones produced. (Photo 2)
|Trade name:||Fuerstenstein Granite (Diorite)|
|Petrographic name :||Diorite|
|Quarry:||Paradise Quarry, Paradies 8, 94538 Fuerstenstein, Germany|
|Coordinates:||13.322° E / 48.710° N (WGS 84)|
|Typical colour:||anthracite to dark grey|
fine/medium-grained; appears with white, partially also differently coloured veining of various widths and shapes as well as lighter and darker mineral accumulations
|Trade name:||Tittling Fine Grain|
|Petrographic name :||Granite|
|Quarry:||Hoehenberg Quarry, Bachstraße 27, 94104 Tittling, Germany|
|Coordinates:||13.366° E / 48.744° N (WGS 84)|
|Typical colour:||light grey|
fine/medium-grained; appears with white, partially also differently coloured veining of differing widths and shapes as well as darker inclusions in various sizes and streaks
Jerry has been exclusively involved for over 22 years in design, manufacturing and construction throughout the world devoted to the water feature industry. Jerry joined Kusser in 2010 to provide special initiatives, designing and creating themes of aspiring wonder from the natural element of stone and water. He has a passion to create an awe and aspiring world class water display for any application and involved in all phases of the industry. Contact Jerry today to discuss your water feature desires.