Monday, March 25, 2013


A marble from the same-titled municipality in south-eastern Norway; shifting in colour from gray to green and blue; and rich in fossils. 

Above Poul Kjærholms PK-61 with this wonderful stone as a top; a limited number of pieces were produced for E. Kold Christensen in the early seventies. Today they are among the most sought-after in his production.

Porsgrunn was also the stone used by Arne Jacobsen for his National Bank in Copenhagen, built 1961-78, and according to some sources, supposedly sucked the quarry dry in the process. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013