Ferragamo Perfumes Choose Cosentino Group Installation Deep Words Light as the Ideal Stage for the Beautiful Concert “Emozioni di Maggio”

Cosentino Group hosted a beautiful concert organized by Ferragamo Perfumes last night inside the amazing stage of Deep Words Light, “Emozioni di Maggio.”

Deep Words Light is born from the collaboration between Cosentino and Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners. The project, completely designed with the ultracompact surface Dekton® by Cosentino, is part of the event “Interni, Energy for Creativity 2015” taking place in the courtyard of the University of Milan until May 24th.

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Cosentino Group Opens in Israel with a New Center in Tel Aviv

Cosentino Group has set up in Israel with the opening of a new Center in the city of Tel Aviv which will centralize the service for and distribution of its products for the whole country.

By setting up logistics centers and offering comprehensive service via what are called “Cosentino Centers” as part of its geographical diversification strategy, the multinational has established itself with its own assets in a growing market, and this company, highly specialized in the stone industry, expects great growth potential.

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Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel & Partners With the Ultra-compact Dekton Surface at Milano Design Week 2015

Cosentino Group astonished visitors of Milano Design Week with an extraordinary installation: Deep Words Light, born from the collaboration between Cosentino and Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners.

The project, completely designed with the ultracompact surface Dekton® by Cosentino, will be shown as part of the event “Interni, Energy for Creativity 2015” taking place in the courtyard of the University of Milan from April 13th to May 24th.

Deep Words Light, inspired by the Teatro Olimpico of Palladio, creates an outdoor theater in the largest courtyard of the University of Milan, with four Dekton® steles that form the backdrop for an ideal stage in the 17th-century portico.

The material used to make these “wings”, the ultracompact surface Dekton®, is a mixture of raw materials that is used to manufacture glass, porcelain materials and quartz surfaces. The Dekton® surface can recreate any type of material with a high level of quality. It is manufactured in large format (320 cm x 144 cm) and thin thicknesses (0.8 cm, 1.2 cm and 2 cm).

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Cosentino Group and Monica Förster launch a collaboration at Stockholm Design Week 2015

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Cosentino launches a brand new collaboration with Monica Förster Design Studio during Stockholm Design Week 2015. The first part of the collaboration is a table accessory collection called Twilight, made entirely of Dekton. The collection will be presented in an exhibition at Bianchi Café & Cycles in Stockholm.

Cosentino Group is the global leader in natural stone and innovative surfaces for architecture and design. In 2014 Cosentino Group launched Dekton, a material with huge potential for the architecture and design field. Twilight is a collection of table accessories and outdoor candleholders designed by Monica Förster Design Studio for Bianchi Café & Cycles. Dekton’s unique resistance to heat and thermal shock have inspired the designer to create the collection.

“Dekton feels like a Hi-Tec, futuristic material,” said designer Monica Förster. “The material’s unique qualities; its resistance to heat, thermal shock and the fact that it is ultra compact makes it a very exciting material for me, as a designer, to explore. We have therefore created a collection which is based on these qualities.”

The collection consists of two families, Tealight and Moonlight. Tealight is a collection of trays, with an integrated tealight holder, which creates a nice ambiance. The Tealight collection includes a tealight holder as well as a coaster for oil and vinegar.

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The other family, Moonlight, is a collection of candleholders in two sizes. The key to this collection is the contrast between light and shadow. The Moonlight collection is made of three different shaped sides that interact with each other. This creates a movement that makes the object look different depending on which angle you are viewing it from. By turning the torch holders in different directions, it is possible to create numerous variations within the world of illumination.

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Since Dekton is extremely compact, it is easy to wipe clean if it gets dirty by the smoke from the outdoor candles. The products are made in 8 mm and 12 mm Dekton in the colours Irok, Zenith, Domoos and Sirocco. 

Twilight is a collaboration between Cosentino Group, Monica Förster Design Studio and Stengruppen, designed specifically for Bianchi Café & Cycles. The installation will be launched on February 2 and is open to the public until February 20 at Bianchi Café & Cycles terrace in central Stockholm. Monica Förster is the recipient of the Designer of the Year by presented by Elle Decoration in February 2015.

“House of Dekton” A Cosentino Project by Steffen Kehrle

 The Cosentino Group is presenting this year 2015 the ‘House of Dekton’ project by designer Steffen Kehrle at the following European shows:

  • BAU – Munich: 19-24 January, Hall A4, Booth 301
  • SFF – Stockholm: 3-7 February, Hall A42:16
  • Made Expo – Milan: 18-21 March
  • Construmat – Barcelona: 18-22 May

Cosentino Group, world leader in the production of innovative surfaces for architecture and design, launched last year Dekton®; a surface material whose dimensions are huge, and not only with respect to slab sizes. “The material’s many outstanding qualities offer both architects and interior designers totally new options, and it is these options we want to showcase with the ‘House of Dekton’”, says designer Steffen Kehrle. Featuring outstanding aesthetics, the House of Dekton combines the many different possible applications of Dekton. The 14-sided house is made entirely of Dekton: floors, walls, roof, seating and a corresponding 14-sided table as the central element are all made from Dekton.

 

 

 

Flexibility is not only demonstrated in the material itself but also in the central table that is used as a counter, a meeting point or a ‘playground’: Dekton kits containing screwdrivers, lighters and aggressive cleaning agents are supplied so that visitors can test the surface’s outstanding resilience for themselves. The material’s properties are also communicated via icons engraved in the wall and floor panels, removing the need for additional information boards.

The walls are made from large-format Dekton slabs (1.44 x 3.20m), arranged next to each other as in a house of cards. The entire Dekton house is in the ‘Danae’ colour finish, an elegant cream shade, reminiscent of travertine limestone. Only the central table with its 15 different shades mirrors the entire colour palette in which Dekton is currently available. The space has an almost sculptural feel and, besides serving as a source of information, it is also a meeting place featuring a continuous circular bench along the interior wall that invites visitors to sit down and stay for a while. A dimmable dome light in the ceiling contributes to creating a calm and relaxing atmosphere. A ‘sky’ of ceiling lights with a diameter of 1.5m illuminates the house in such a clever way that almost no shadows are created.

With the ‘House of Dekton’, Steffen Kehrle has created a place where visitors, architects, designers and clients can meet and experience Dekton. The project provides a powerful direct experience of the multiple options provided by this product.“With Dekton, Cosentino has launched a very exciting high-performance material, a true all-rounder. There are no limits to your imagination, everything can be created in one single integrated design: for architects and designers, this is pure heaven”, says Steffen Kehrle.

When designing the House of Dekton, Steffen Kehrle opted for a round shape that is reminiscent of many examples from history: the Pantheon and Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion House, but also of early dwellings like the tepee or even of a circus tent and, last but not least: of a house of cards.

Cosentino’s Andalusian home is also referenced in the house: the Dekton slabs to the left and right hand side of the entrance are decorated with an engraved pattern based on the House of Dekton floor plan and reminiscent of traditional Moorish tile patterns from the south of Spain. This kind of treatment is just one example of the many ways in which Dekton can be personalised. Additionally, the specially developed production technology allows the creation of customised colours, textures, patterns or finishes.

Rafa Nadal, the worldwide face of Dekton® by Cosentino

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Cantoria (Almería, Spain), 15 January 2015.- The ultracompact surface for the world of architecture and design, Dekton® by Cosentino, is launching its new advertising campaign together with Rafa Nadal as the face of the brand. The framework for the agreement signed between the multinational company and the tennis player from Majorca at the end of 2014, through which Cosentino has become a sponsor of the “Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar” project, also includes the use of his image for advertising purposes. The campaign launch will take place simultaneously worldwide.

Under the title “DEKTON. UNLIMITED.”, the campaign presents the perfect combination of Rafa Nadal, whose talent, strength and versatility on any surface have made him a world leader in sport, and Dekton®, a product made unique by its resistance, advanced technology, durability, versatility and beauty. Dekton® and Nadal areunlimited.

Just as a match is won stroke by stroke, forcefully, putting one’s rivals and oneself to the test, Dekton® is subjected to unlimited force every day, with its uses and applications, technology and design being put to the
test. The ultracompact Dekton® material forms the perfect partnership with designers and architects from all over the world for any interior or exterior project and with the highest guaranteed reliability.

Its excellent properties, such as high mechanical resistance; good thermal shock resistance; very good colour
stability; high resistance to scratching, staining, abrasion, UV rays and hydrolysis; and reduced wáter absorption means that Dekton® can be used on kitchen worktops and bathroom vanities, wall and floor treatments, furniture, façades and any other exterior surface. The new advertising campaign entirely reflects this versatility for applications that Dekton® offers, placing the tennis star in two large sets, one indoors and
the other outdoors, which are completely covered with the new ultracompact surface in the shades of Aura (white with grey veining on worktops and walls), Zenith (matt white on interior and exterior floors) and Strato (grey on wall).

The “Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar” project, the tennis academy the sporting figure is soon to open in his home town of Manacor, Majorca, will also be an example of all the architectural and design possibilities Dekton® offers, as this material will be used on façades, floors and other surface treatments.

According to Santiago Alfonso, Director of Marketing and Communications for Cosentino Group, “this new form of collaboration through which Rafa Nadal becomes the international image for Dekton®, our great contribution to the world of architecture and design, fills us with great pride. There are values that we undoubtedly share with Rafa, such as our daily effort, continuous innovation and the endless quest for leadership and success. We like to work with the best, and Rafa Nadal will help us make Dekton® a model of success for the world.

DEKTON UNLIMITED 2015 “RAFA NADAL”, credits

Advertiser: Cosentino Group

Product / Brand: Dekton® by Cosentino

Sector: Surfaces and materials for interior design and architecture

Original Idea/Concept: Nadie. Creative Knowledge: Damián Granados, Esteban Sosa (Cosentino Group)

Photography: Alberto Rojas Fotografia

Producer: Cosentino Group Marketing Department /Evolution BCN

Photographer’s assistants: Manuel Padilla (1st assistant) y Jose Antonio Gómez Morenate (2nd assistant)

Graphic Design / Layout: Esteban Sosa

Copy: David García

Production assistant, location scout: Miguel Sabiote

Wardrobe: Diesel

Stylist: Crearte (Guillermo García)

Hair & Makeup: Crearte (Guillermo García)

Digital retouching: Esteban Sosa

Sets and 3D retouching: Grupo A3 Comunicación

Model: Francina Models

Dekton® by Cosentino obtains ETA 14/0413 evaluation and CE marking as an external wall cladding of ventilated façades

Cantoria (Almería), 12th of January 2015.- Dekton® by Cosentino, the new ultracompact surface from Cosentino for the world of architecture and design, has obtained the European Technical Assessment (ETA) 14/0413 evaluation and the 1220-CPR-1459 certificate for CE marking as an external wall cladding for ventilated façades.

Dekton® by Cosentino is an ultracompact surface manufactured by means of a dry pressing process, with the largest press in the world created exclusively for Dekton® (25,000 tonnes), enabling the production of a large format slab (3.20 m x 1.44 m) and with extraordinary technical properties, such as high mechanical resistance, low water absorption, very good colour stability and very good dimensional stability, and high resistance to UV rays, stains, freezing and thawing. Owing these properties, the Dekton® surface can be perfectly incorporated onto façades by means of different types of concealed stainless steel or aluminium fixings. 

The Dekton® surface also comes in a wide variety of sizes, designs, colours and textures that allow buildings to be given a natural and customised aesthetic, and offering great versatility to their exterior design.

Cladding systems for ventilated façades allow thermal insulation to be incorporated via the exterior, which is a highly suitable alternative for improving the energy efficiency of new or retrofitted buildings. Additionally, the sustainable use of natural resources and respect for the environment are two aspects that Cosentino holds very present in the manufacture of Dekton®. These environmental aspects may be assessed in the future, when laws and harmonised European methods for their evaluation will be introduced, a field in which the European Organisation for Technical Assessment (EOTA) and the Catalonia Institute of Construction Technology (ITeC) are currently working.

Assessement issued for Dekton®

The ETA makes it possible to issue a Declaration of Performance and the CE marking for products that are uncovered or partially covered by a harmonised standard. The ETA is issued by ITeC in its capacity as a Technical Assessment Body (TAB) and is approved in the context of the EOTA. ITeC is a body that has been authorised to assess unregulated and innovative products as a member of EOTA since 1996 and has been designated as a TAB under the new regulation EU/305/2011 since March 2013 for all product categories covered by it.

The ETA issued for Cosentino includes the characterisation and experimental evaluation of the Dekton® surface for use as external wall cladding for façades: wind load resistance, impact resistance and reaction to fire, durability, and the characterisation of the fixing components necessary for the surface to be conveniently incorporated onto façades.

External cladding for ventilated façades with the CE marking offer performance that has been assessed by a third party and performance characteristics that have been confirmed and contrasted according to European methodologies.

The full text of the ETA 14/0413 can be viewed here.

Cosentino Presents an Array of New Introductions at KBIS 2015, Booth N1415

LAS VEGAS, NV (January, 2015) – Cosentino, the global leader in natural stone, quartz, recycled and architectural surfacing, reveals an impressive line up of product introductions and activities taking place during the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, which takes place in Las Vegas from January 20-22.

This year, Cosentino will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Silestone, the leading global brand of quartz surfacing, with a number of stunning new introductions: 

  • Silestone Influencer series: The first complete designer collaboration color series from Cosentino, the Influencer series was created in partnership with the Silestone Trendspotters – a group of influential designers from across the nation — the Influencer Series will feature hues inspired by the regional trends from each designer’s market. The Trendspotters will be at the Cosentino booth to discuss their colors and will also be featured in a panel discussion with Hearst Design Group, which takes place at the NKBA Center Stage at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 22.
  • Nebula Alpha series: A stunning collection of four colors inspired by natural stone that are subtle, yet distinctive, featuring an original pattern of colored veining.
  • Integrity XL: The popular sink made entirely from a single slab of Silestone natural quartz now comes in an 8-inch-deep model to meet the needs of the North American market.

Cosentino will celebrate Silestone’s milestone anniversary throughout the year, starting at KBIS with the announcement of its new extended 25-year warranty and a 25th Anniversary Party, which takes place at XS Nightclub at the Encore Hotel on the evening of Wednesday, January 21.

In the booth, Cosentino also will highlight Dekton by Cosentino – an innovative, ultra-compact surface for both interior and exterior design, showcased in five new colors. Aura, the luminary of the five hues, is inspired by Calacatta marble with large-scale veining for a powerful design statement. Cosentino also will feature Dekton in two unique vignettes: One will showcase an outdoor kitchen, featuring two brand partners, Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens and Coyote Outdoor Living. Dekton also serves as the countertop in the sleek, new Poggenpohl kitchen collaboration with Porsche Design.

“This is a milestone year for Cosentino, and we are looking forward to telling that story through all of the activities taking place at KBIS this year,” said Lorenzo Marquez, VP of Marketing for Cosentino North America. “KBIS is a critical industry show and the ideal venue to begin our Anniversary celebrations. We are honored to take part as not only as an exhibitor, but also contribute to the educational offerings and networking events.”

Cosentino Presents Innovative Products at AIA Expo 2014 Chicago, June 26-28, Booth #831

NEW YORK, NY. (June 26, 2014) – Cosentino, the global family-owned company and leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for architecture and design, announces an exciting lineup of new and innovative products to be displayed at the American Institute of Architects Expo 2014 in Chicago on June 26-28 (Booth #831.)  Cosentino’s exhibition booth will highlight the newly launched Dekton® by Cosentino, as well as Silestone’s leading Nebula Code series.

“For our exhibition at AIA Expo 2014, Cosentino will highlight our continued growth and success in North America through our well-diversified product offerings. This past year, we have been able to further expand distribution, opening many new Cosentino Center showrooms and distribution points, as well as expand our surfacing options, most notably with the launch of Dekton by Cosentino. Whether innovative or traditional, all products meet the Cosentino standard of exceptional performance and design. AIA Expo is the perfect venue to showcase our growth and diversification to the architectural trade community,” said Lorenzo Marquez, VP of Marketing for Cosentino North America.

One of the highlights of the booth will be Dekton by Cosentino, an innovative new ultra-compact surface. The result of extensive research and development, Dekton is capable of seamless indoor and outdoor use, and features advanced technical properties and functionality. By utilizing Particle Sintering Technology, a proprietary technique that mimics the metamorphic change that rocks and stone undergo in nature when subjected to heat and pressure over thousands of years, Dekton offers UV and thermal shock resistance, superior strength, high resistance to impact, scratches and abrasion, and low water absorption. Produced in large format slabs, measuring approximately 126 inches x 56 inches, Dekton allows for large-scale interior and exterior applications.  Dekton is available in 10 white, gray, black, and natural stone hues and in three (polished, matte, and slate) finishes.  For more information on Dekton by Cosentino, visit www.dekton.com

In addition, Cosentino will present the most recent color series to its Silestone natural quartz line – Nebula Code. Silestone Nebula Code, an evolution of the popular Nebula series, is composed of five neutral hues that are subtle yet distinctive, inspired by the appearance of natural stone, and feature an original pattern of brilliantly colored veining throughout the surface that never repeats. At the forefront of design, Nebula Code utilizes the most advanced color technology to offer exotic movement, adding depth and sophistication to any kitchen or bathroom, while meeting the needs of both traditional and modern aesthetics.

The Nebula Code series retails from $58 to $94 per square foot depending on thickness and finish. It’s available at kitchen and bath dealers and home centers nationwide in 63” x 128” slabs in 1.2 cm, 2 cm, and 3 cm thickness, in both the polished and suede finishes.  For more information on Silestone by Cosentino, visit www.silestoneusa.com

Daniel Libeskind Chooses Dekton by Cosentino for the Venice Architecture Biennale

The architect has selected Cosentino’s material for his exterior sculpture Sonnets in Babylon at the Venice Pavilion.

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Venice, 6th June 2014 –Cosentino Group, global leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for the world of architecture and design, will be present for the first time ever at the Venice Architecture Biennale as a technical sponsor of the Venice Pavilion, represented by the architect Daniel Libeskind.

Daniel Libeskind has selected the ultra-compact surface Dekton® by Cosentino for his outdoor sculpture that forms part of Sonnets in Babylon, presented by the renowned architect for the Venice Pavilion.

As visitors approach the Pavilion, situated in the Giardini della Biennale di Venezia, they will first encounter a 5.5 meter high sculpture of a skewed axis form finished in the ultracompact surfacing material Dekton by Cosentino. The geometry of the form relates to the development of the axis as a fundamental to architectural drawing. Libeskind has explored this technical mark in all his major drawing works beginning with Micromegas continuing with Chamberworks, and now in Sonnets in Babylon. This sculptural “X” will serve as a starting point—a virtual beginning of a line that runs through the Sonnets and anchors their exploding and collapsing worlds.

The finish of this spectacular sculptural “X” in Dekton by Cosentino has been designed as a ventilated façade that shrouds the entire work, using “Rediwa CAT 1” system from Wandegar company. 65m2 of paneling and 15m2 of flooring in more than 50 pieces of various sizes, the largest 2.55m x 1.40m, of the ultra-compact surface with a thickness of 12mm. Paneling and flooring are presented in the same colour, Keranium, which has an industrial aesthetic.

Francisco Martinez-Cosentino, President of Cosentino Group highlighted: “It is a great honor for Cosentino Group to be present at the Venice Architecture Biennale as sponsors of the Venice Pavilion. The spectacular sculpture created by Daniel Libeskind with Dekton® surface is a fantastic example of our ongoing commitment to architecture at the highest level.”

In addition, the global company is present at the Architecture Biennale not only with the architect Daniel Libeskind at the Venice Pavilion, but also in the heart of the city with an exhibition at the Palazzo Bembo, a fifteenth century palace facing the Grand Canal.

In collaboration with the studio Opta Architects, Cosentino is present at the Palazzo Bembo in the THREETIMESTHREE project on display in the Palazzo with pieces of various sizes of 8mm thick Dekton® in Kadum colour, transmitting the innovative nature of both the project and the Architecture Biennale. The process of architectural research seems to materialize in an innovative surface that is exposed to the view and touch of visitors.