Cosentino, the global leader in natural stone, quartz, and recycled surfacing, is opening a Cosentino Center in the Washington, D.C. area. Officially kicking off with a reception for industry leaders from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, the new Washington, D.C. area center will focus on enhancing the kitchen and bath design experience for architects, designers, fabricators, distributors and consumers.
As a family-owned business, headquartered in Spain, Cosentino has long been the trusted surfacing brand in Europe. The Washington, D.C. area opening is part of a larger strategic plan to increase the company’s presence in the U.S. market over the next few years with increased distribution and availability of its products. The new Center will create jobs in the local area and allow architects and designers to regionally source their favorite surfacing products.
“The Washington, D.C. area center is a fantastic addition to our nationwide group of showrooms,” said Lorenzo Marquez, VP of Marketing for Cosentino. “As a company we felt it was critical to have a foundation in the Washington, D.C. area – easily accessible to the nation’s capital. We’re confident our showroom experience, design innovation and demonstrations will certainly add to the resources for local architects, designers and consumers in this market.”
The Cosentino center concept is a proven and essential fixture in Europe, where the company has its global headquarters. More than a showroom, the Cosentino center is designed to support, promote, and educate architects and designers by integrating distribution facilities with product display areas, meeting spaces for designers to bring clients, classrooms for continuing education, and fully functioning kitchens and event space for demonstrations. The centers create an interactive environment for architects, designers, distributors, and fabricators to view the latest products and design trends, earn continuing education credits, attend expert seminars, and receive training and on new production techniques and innovations.
The Washington, D.C. area Cosentino Center includes 25,000 square feet of warehouse and distribution space, and a 5,000 square-foot state-of-the-art showroom. Visitors to the Washington, D.C. area center will be able to explore and engage in all aspects of the kitchen and bath experience — from material and color selection to specification and fabrication. It will include a comprehensive showcase of the full portfolio of Cosentino brands, including: Silestone Natural Quartz; ECO by Cosentino recycled surfaces; SenSa® Granite; Scalea Natural Stone; Marlique™ Marble; MURO™ Mosaics; and the Prexury™ Collection, a semi-precious stone line handmade by expert craftsmen.
To meet increasing demand for its products, Cosentino opened its first Center in Anaheim, CA in 2010 and quickly followed with showrooms in Phoenix, San Francisco, Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Orlando, San Diego and Charlotte. Additionally, eight more centers are planned to open in 2012 including Cincinnati, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Austin, Portland, St. Louis and Denver.
“As Cosentino’s presence continues to grow in North America, it’s imperative to provide the resources and support that architects and designers need to grow their businesses and be successful,” Marquez said. “That goal is the guiding vision behind the Cosentino Center concept.”
The Washington, D.C. area Cosentino Center is located at 22725 Dulles Summit Court, Sterling, VA 20166. Phone: (703) 437-6761.