The Hagstones: A Modern-Meets-Industrial Family of Tables

Established in North East England in 2014, the NOVOCASTRIAN brand is reknown for its metal work and craftsmanship, as well as an immense pride in their shipbuilder and coal miner ancestors of the industrial revolution. Founders and brothers, Richy and Paul Almond, seek to reimagine the age-old craft in today’s modern world through the use of raw, honest materials that are handmade into lighting and furniture suited for everyday life. Their latest collection of unique tables, The Hagstones, are made in collaboration with Britannicus Stone and include an interesting backstory.

two metal and marble tables

These tables are inspired by – and named after – perforated stones found on the beach that have inspired folk history for centuries. Lore has it that those lucky enough to come across a hag stone will be protected against evil spirits, connect with late family members and their knowledge, and have an enhanced spiritual experience. Your life’s path will be clear to you, as only good things can pass through the hole of a hag stone. Do the tables have the same energy about them?

detail of metal and marble table

The Hagstones tables bring together a rare selection of marble that’s sourced from across the British Isles paired with NOVOCASTRIAN’s signature sculpted metal finishes. Each one-of-a-kind table holds onto tradition while pushing the boundaries of modern innovation. Choose from five sizes, or bespoke upon request, as well as 24 British stone tops and a range of NOVOCASTRIAN’s patina legs.

metal and marble table

detail of metal and marble table

detail of metal and marble table

detail of metal and marble table

metal and marble table

detail of three metal and marble tables

metal and marble table

metal and marble table

detail of metal and marble tables

metal and marble table

detail of metal and marble table

detail of metal and marble table

detail of metal and marble table

To learn more about NOVOCASRIAN x Britannicus Stone’s The Hagstones tables, visit novocastrian.co.

Kelly Beall is Director of Branded Content at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based writer and designer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, from Fashion Plates to MoMA and far beyond. When not searching out the visual arts, she’s likely sharing her favorite finds with others. Kelly can also be found tracking down new music, teaching herself to play the ukulele, or on the couch with her three pets – Bebe, Rainey, and Remy. Find her @designcrush on social.

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