Island Stone's story is intertwined into the rich history of Indonesia. Renown for its vibrant culture, incredible art and pristine natural beauty, Indonesia has long been a draw for truly adventurous souls. Many, like the founders of Island Stone, fell victim to it’s siren song, uprooting from their western homes to make a the islands of Indonesia their adopted home.
It was this culture of creativity that inspired a diverse group of westerners living in Bali, including Australians, New Zealanders European and Americans to come together to create a natural stone tile company. Combining their respective design sensibilities with the exceptional Indonesian handicraft industry and the diverse available natural resources available, the companies flagship product, Perfect Pebble Tile came to fruition.
With early established success in Australia, pebble tiles were officially introduced in the US market in 1998 to a resoundingly positive response. The utilization of a natural stone in a design so close to its original form was groundbreaking, and the ongoing success of this design today, speaks to the unique and incomparable natural appeal of a pebble tile surface.
Rather than simply ride out the popularity of their first design, the overnight success of pebble tiles lit the proverbial fire under the Island Stone team who flush with inspiration, committed to creating new, exciting and unconventional designs.
The original pebble mosaics diversified into various other natural mosaics utilizing exotic stones. Claddings, inspired by the demand for refined wall finishes in Europe blossomed into the distinct relief patterns championed in no small part by the architectural markets demand for unique looks.
As the current Island Stone range will attest, our designing continues to evolve. Today we source from distinct locales around the globe while our team draws inspirations from design worldwide. Our team has expanded, bringing in additional creative minds, along with others focusing on our unwavering commitment to service and support.
From far flung island and deep jungle mountains to your home or building, we are proud of our businesses unique model of responsibly managing every step of the sourcing and production of an Island Stone product. We believe that every stone in every design is a reflection of our company and beliefs and we look forward to continuing to inspire and motivate design for years to come.