As a craftsman stonemason in Queenstown, Paul Sinclair had observed the beautiful patterns within schist and determined to create products that displayed them. He carried out several years of research and development, both in New Zealand quarries and China’s stone processing factories, resulting in a production process that was commercially viable. With the introduction of an earthmoving contractor, Blair Skevington, the partnership, New Zealand Stone Products Ltd, was established. The company extracts large blocks from Otago schist bedrock, ships them to China’s processing factories for the manufacture of Pacifica products.
Exclusive to our company, Pacifica products provide a permanent and fascinating snapshot of the ancient geological processes which produce the unique schist. The distinctive aesthetic qualities of our stone offer endless opportunities for discerning designers. View our product range