ABOUT US

Artorius Faber creates bespoke natural stone flooring, paving and internal architecture. Our passion for the very fabric of our landscape has been borne out of over 25 years’ experience working with and understanding stone.

We make stone sing. You could call us virtuosos of stone. Whether your client favours a contemporary pop vibe, enduring hard rock or the sophistication of something more classical, our compositions accent the natural attributes of every stone to best suit each individual project we work on.

British stone is our passion but our knowledge and expertise also covers stones from around the world. The use of stone knows no bounds - from cobbled courtyards to the finest staircases. Its timeless appeal, variety of colour and texture combined with the finishing possibilities give us limitless scope for creativity in all kinds of projects.

We work with architects, interior and landscape designers on residential, commercial and urban projects of all sizes and requirements.

Whether matching existing stone flooring or paving - particularly for conservation and restoration projects – creating bespoke finishes or even hunting down and sourcing specific stones which haven’t been quarried for some time, it’s all second nature to us. Being in complete control of the entire process from sourcing the stone to manufacturing and finishing is an important benefit for our customers as it makes a project easier to manage and minimises the risk of delays.

From an initial site visit and consultation we prepare project specific samples to select from. Once the stone and finish are agreed, detailed drawings and renders are produced to bring the vision to life and provide the blueprint to follow.

Everything we do is bespoke and therefore made to order, created specially to suit each and every project we work on.

Our Heritage

Artorius Faber is an independent, family-run business.  The company may be a relative newcomer having been founded in 2011 but within it lies over 25 years’ experience across the generations.  Our family founded Artisans of Devizes, pioneers of stone flooring in the 90s.  As interest in indigenous stones grew and provenance became a byword for quality in consumers’ eyes, our desire to take a different approach and specialise in bespoke British stone led to a split. 

We dared to be different by offering a complete service from sourcing stone through to finished product and bought all the manufacturing operations of Artisans of Devizes.  Rapid expansion necessitated increased production capabilities and in 2012 the manufacturing operation was transferred to a purpose built site in Yeovil, Somerset.

Today Artorius Faber has its own quarry in Dorset, production capabilities to process any stone and a myriad of finishes and options to choose from including stones from farther afield than the British Isles.

Our energy and enthusiasm for working with stone is evident in the service we deliver to our clients.  No two projects are the same and one size certainly doesn’t fit all, which keeps us on our toes!  As everything we do is bespoke, by working with Artorius Faber you will give your clients a floor like no other.


QUARRIES

Sourcing the right stone for every project we undertake is key.  Whilst our first love is British indigenous stone we also work with quarries farther afield and have an in depth knowledge of stones and their respective qualities.  The team regularly scours the UK and Europe to ensure we have the very best stone to offer our clients.

Closer to home we are fortunate to have our own quarry just a few miles from Swanage, Dorset.  From here we extract Purbeck Stone, an exceptionally hard limestone with many tones from blue to pale beige.  It is one of our most popular and versatile indigenous stones which can be used for both internal and external areas. 

Artorius Faber's Purbeck Stone Quarry in Dorset

Our Purbeck Stone Quarry in Dorset

Purbeck Stone Block


MEET THE TEAM

Project Consultants

Project Consultants

BRIAN SMITH

BRIAN SMITH

Managing Director

EDWARD SMITH

EDWARD SMITH

Director

JOSEPH SMITH

JOSEPH SMITH

Project Support

WARWICK HOOPER

WARWICK HOOPER

Project Support

MARLENE JENNER

MARLENE JENNER

Business Development


Project Delivery and Production

FREDERICK SMITH

FREDERICK SMITH

Director

SANDY BARROW

SANDY BARROW

Admin and Despatch


Marketing

NIKKI CHEE

NIKKI CHEE

Marketing

KERRY CARPENTER

KERRY CARPENTER

Marketing


Design, Estimates and Technical

STEFANO CASCHILI

STEFANO CASCHILI

Design and Estimates

SLAWOMIR WRZOS

SLAWOMIR WRZOS

Samples and R&D


Finance

AARON BROWN

AARON BROWN

Finance Manager

CORREY BROWN

CORREY BROWN

Accounts Assistant


Production Team

Production Team


INNOVATION

New Flat Matt Finish - the antithesis to a highly polished look.

New Fine Grosgrain Finish - subtle, ribbed surface texture to give added appearance of depth.

Irish Blue - a new addition to the Artorius Faber portfolio

New Finish Combinations - Red Ogwell with Claughton

Four Exclusive Finishes - One Stone: Snowdonian Slate

Uniquely Designed Formats - Purbeck Beige Honed 100 x 600 mm tiles with 150 x 600 mm borders.

A new stone or different quarry bed is cause for excitement at Artorius Faber, giving us the opportunity to explore new finishes and processing techniques. We are guided by current trends for colour, texture and finish but we don’t allow ourselves to be constrained by convention on our journey of discovery. The experience we gain is invaluable when it comes to creating bespoke finishes for clients, providing the inspiration from which to build the perfect finish.


SHOWCASE PROJECTS

The versatility of British stone combined with our expertise can be seen through the variety of projects completed across the UK and abroad. We work to ensure our customers get the best stone and finish for each individual project.

Read more in the Projects section, or to request your own complimentary copy of the Project Book click here.