Approximately 35% of the world's marble reserves are in Türkiye. Our country is very rich in terms of marble diversity. There are more than 80 different structures and more than 120 marble reserves in different colors and patterns in Türkiye. Marble, which is a natural material, is widely used as a covering and flooring material on exterior and interior facades in today's modern architecture.

In addition, this natural stone, which reflects the beauty of nature, is widely used in the interiors of bathrooms, kitchen manufacturing, furniture manufacturing, decorative household goods and ornaments, making of monuments and sculptures. Considering the foreign trade of the sector; Türkiye’s natural stone exports are approximately 2 billion dollars. The export of natural stone should be aimed not in tons, but in grams over processed products. In this context, innovative designs and products with high added value are needed in order to increase both the market share and the export amount of the natural stone industry.

At this point, the importance of talented designers comes to the front. In the light of this information; the main purpose of the International Novel Natural Stone Design Competition, which will be held for the 6th time, is to bring young and talented designers to the natural stone industry. The competitive power of the sector will increase with the original designs and products that will be put forward by young and talented designers.