A passion for stone and history

The Academy of Arts rejected my application because my drawings were too commercial and therefore I became an independent entrepreneur focused on painting and creating works of art.

The impressive monumental buildings and ruins of the Renaissance inspired me to conduct experiments with various material combinations. I have always been fond of historic stones and a hospitable atmosphere. Additionally, I looked for ways to make building faster and easier. But my priority was always on preserving authenticity and historic charisma.

Castle Stones are the result of this quest. Subsequently, I considered it my calling to put the focus on the further development of these magnificent stones.

-Maurits Simonette