Silestone Eternal Marquina Wins Inaugural Architectural Digest Great Design Award

As a leading global design authority, Architectural Digest celebrates the very best of international design and innovative products in its magazine each month. To further elevate distinctive products in an increasingly crowded space, AD has launched its inaugural AD Great Design Awards, curated with the publication’s tastemakers, influencers and design enthusiasts in mind.

Among the 2017 winners: Silestone Marquina – a luminary from the new Silestone Eternal Series with six color ways that pay homage to the most sought-after exotic marbles and stones. Equally striking and dramatic, Marquina features intense white veining against a rich, black background. The Eternal Collection is the first in Silestone’s offering to have veining and highlights run completely through the slab, including its edges, resulting in an even more natural appearance.

“As Cosentino continues to drive the latest in quartz manufacturing technologies, we’re creating new designs that capture the stunning drama once only found in natural stone,” says Eduardo Cosentino, CEO of Cosentino North America. “We’re truly honored for Silestone Marquina to be recognized as one of the very best by a publication so esteemed around the globe.”

Silestone Marquina and its fellow AD Great Design Winners from the bath category will be featured in the April 2017 issue of Architectural Digest, with expanded coverage online and across the Architectural Digest social media platforms. Winners in the kitchen category will be announced this fall.

 

Cosentino’s Dekton obtains the “Environmental Product Declaration” (EPD)

Cosentino Group, the Spanish company leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for architecture and design, has obtained the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD – ) for the ultra compact surface Dekton® after an analysis of the environmental impact of its life cycle. Read more

Cosentino Receives 2016 Home Depot Partner Of The Year Award

Cosentino Group, a global leader in the production and distribution of natural stone, quartz, recycled and architectural surfaces, was honored with the  2016 Home Depot Partner of the Year Award during the retailer’s annual supplier conference at its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Suppliers that have gone above and beyond in their collaboration with The Home Depot were recognized, including Cosentino for its continued commitment to product innovation, speed to market and collaborative spirit with The Home Depot’s business model in North America.

From left to right: Tedd Decker, Home Depot Executive Vice President of Merchandising; Kevin Scott, Home Depot Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Décor; Eduardo Cosentino, President and CEO of Cosentino North America; Darlene Odgen, Cosentino North America National Account Manager for The Home Depot; Gary Andler, Vice President of National Accounts for Cosentino North America; Lorenzo Marquez, Vice President of Marketing for Cosentino North America; and Aaron Bonham, Vice President of Merchandising, Kitchen & Bath for The Home Depot.

“This award is the merit recognition of a collaboration from multiple divisions across Cosentino, including product innovation and design, manufacturing, logistics, account management, sales and marketing,” says Lorenzo Marquez, VP of Marketing for Cosentino North America. “Building our relationship with
The Home Depot has been a key component in expanding Cosentino’s presence in North America and we look forward to further success for both brands as our partnership continues and grows.”

The Home Depot is one of the largest retailers of home improvement worldwide with their concentration of stores in North America including the United States, Canada and Mexico.  Cosentino is a supplier of stone surfacing materials, including Silestone, ECO by Cosentino and Dekton, primarily used in the kitchen and bath space. Cosentino has been doing business with The Home Depot for nearly 20 years; this award represents a significant milestone for the company.

In attendance to receive the award was Eduardo Cosentino, President and CEO of Cosentino North America, Gary Andler, VP of National Accounts, Darlene Odgen, National Account Manager and Lorenzo Marquez, Marketing VP for Cosentino North America.

Cosentino, the official sponsor of “Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar”

Dekton’s versatility and infinite design possibilities is reflected at the “Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar.” This vast-reaching project is well known for its use of this revolutionary product. Dekton plays as a key component in the construction of this high performance, technologically advanced center. Read more

Cosentino Group undertakes a new Investment Plan to consolidate their leadership and future growth

Cosentino Group presents its Strategic Business Plan for the next four years in order to consolidate its position as world leader in the manufacturing and distribution of innovative surfaces for design and architecture. The plan focuses particularly on the expansion of the Cosentino production facilities, primarily based at the Cantoria Industrial Park (Almeria, Spain), and on the future growth of its Dekton product, which is expected to increase from 5% of total consolidated sales to over 20% in 2019. Read more

Dekton and Silestone at Milan International Bathroom Exhibition

 The Cosentino Group attended the International Bathroom Exhibition as part of Milan Design Week 2016 (April 12th-17th). Cosentino displayed its innovative collection designed exclusively for bathrooms. Occurring biennially, this is an unmissable event for manufacturers and professionals in the bathroom industry.

The Cosentino Group also attended the International Bathroom Exhibition with the prestigious Canadian design studio Cecconi Simone.  Cecconi Simone has created a spectacular stand that is over 1,290 sq. ft. (120 m2) for the Cosentino booth. The “Travel with Cosentino”, concept of the space symbolizes the internationalization of the Cosentino Group and the adaptability of its products to adapt to any country or climate.

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Cosentino Group at Milan Design Week 2016

The Cosentino Group will attend Milan Design Week 2016, taking place April 12-17.

  • Milan’s Cosentino City will open its doors during this week-long event to show off new Dekton and Silestone products. Music and live culinary activities will take place over the course of the event.
  • Cosentino and design studio Cecconi Simone will attend the 2016 Salone Internazionale del Bagno displaying a spectacular booth built around the concept “Travel with Cosentino.” Inside the exhibit, Cosentino’s innovative bathroom collection will be on display. This collection reinvents bath spaces with its custom-made large format concept.
  • Cosentino has also collaborated with Apparatu design studio to create the Dektonhenge by Apparatu ensemble.

COSENTINO CITY:

Press Event: April 11, 5:00pm

Show Dates: April 12 – 17 

Open: 10:00am – 11:00pm

Address: 6 Piazza Fontana (Milan)

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David Bisbal performs at exclusive Cosentino event in Miami

Cosentino hosted Latin Grammy award winning David Bisbal at the Miami Cosentino Center this week for an exclusive VIP event. The international recording artist performed two songs, “Digale” and “Mi Princesa,” followed by a meet and greet. Nearly 80 guests were at the intimate performance and also had the opportunity to view the newest Dekton color additions, including the five spectacular XGloss colors: Halo, Spectra, Splendor, Blaze and Lumina. Media coverage by Univision and Telemundo caught all the night’s festivities.

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Silestone, partner and the main supplier of worktops for Madrid Fusión 2016

Silestone® by Cosentino, a world leader in quartz surfaces, once again collaborates with Madrid Fusión, the international gastronomy summit being held at the moment at the Palacio de Congresos in Madrid. As in previous years, the company has been entrusted with granting one of the most important distinctions of the contest – “European Chef of the Year” – which this year was awarded to the renowned Italian chef Massimo Bottura.

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The Cosentino Group demonstrates its leadership in North America at KBIS 2016

Francisco Martínez-Cosentino becomes the first Spaniard to be admitted to the National Kitchen & Bath Association Hall of Fame

This month Cosentino has its largest presence to date at the 2016 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, the most important show held in North America for kitchen and baths and one of the industry’s main platforms for new products.

The show, held annually at the Las Vegas Convention Center, will attract 662 exhibitors from January 19th to January 21st. This year’s show began with the prestigious appointment of Francisco Martinez-Cosentino, Cosentino Group President, into the NKBA Hall of Fame. This is the first time, since its creation in 1989, a Spaniard has been initiated. It should be remembered that at the 2014 event Martinez-Cosentino also had the honor to be the first to give the KBIS Annual State of the Industry address in Spanish.

The NKBA Hall of Fame seeks to honor people who have made a significant contribution to the growth and professionalism of the Association, as well as the kitchen and bath industry in general. The candidates are nominated and selected by a committee of well-respected professionals, with a maximum of one to two people chosen each year.

On the show floor, Cosentino will feature striking new products marketed under its Dekton® and Silestone® brand names. These new products are expected to set the trend for the future kitchen and bath sector.

KBIS 2016 follows last week’s annual “Cosentino 100″ event where the Almeria-based company brings together its North American blue-chip clients and associates. This year the convention ran from January 10th to January 14th in Los Cabos, Mexico and saw the largest ever group gathering numbering 340 people in attendance, representing over 120 manufactures (16 of which are directly linked to production machinery). Also present were representatives from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), the NKBA, a number of prestigious designers and architecture firms and kitchen and bath suppliers from the region.

Given the large number of people attending, this year’s “Cosentino 100″ served as an important forum for debate on the challenges facing the industry and provided a platform to promote Cosentino’s main sbusiness strategies and new developments for 2016. With the slogan, “Elevate,” the company has underlined the need to consolidate an efficient, integrated system for its various market niches and business opportunities. Special emphasis was also placed on raising accident prevention, health and safety standards in the stone industry.

As Francisco Martínez-Cosentino said in his opening speech, “We should aspire to and have the determination to raise the standards in the areas we all operate in, on all levels. On our part, this year we will continue to innovate and apply the very latest technology in our sector, increasing the number of facilities and employees, as well as work toward the objective of ensuring excellence in training, education, safety and the attention and service given to all clients.”

Last year ended with the opening of 10 new North American Cosentino Centers, making a total of 37 in the region and employing 1,000 people. By the close of 2016, the company is expected to reach 1,200 employees in the United States and Canada with 41 Cosentino Centers, four Cosentino Cities, three hubs, and one logistics operator across the continent.

Cosentino’s latest commitment to the region can be seen in Canada which has quickly become an important market for the company. 2015 saw the opening of new centers in Calgary, Vancouver and Montreal, as well as the acquisition of Maple Terrazo, a Toronto-based distributor. This market penetration will be reinforced this year with a wide range of actions including the company’s participation at various trade fairs such as the forthcoming Interior Design Show in Toronto beginning on Thursday January 21st and the opening of a Cosentino City in Montreal.

As Martínez-Cosentino said at the event to mark his inclusion in the NKBA Hall of Fame, “If we look back, we can say in all honesty that we have achieved the American dream. Although there is still a long way to go, with major challenges in the future, this recognition is the culmination of a magnificent adventure which began in 1998. We will continue demonstrating entrepreneurship, a commitment to innovation, an international export-focused vision and the know-how to be able to adapt to the demands of professionals and consumers around the world, fostering growth and prosperity for our organization”.