Sydney’s restaurant Sepia receives the “One To Watch Award”, sponsored by Silestone® in “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015”

  • This prestigious list was unveiled last night at London’s landmark Guildhall building attended by the world’s leading chefs.
  • The award sponsored by Silestone® highlights and recognizes the potential and history developed by the restaurant Sepia, with chef Martin Benn, in the past year.
  • Silestone® is the official supplier of quartz countertops in “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015”.

Silestone® sponsored the “One To Watch Award”, included in the list of the “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015”. Last night this award was given to the restaurant Sepia with chef Martin Benn. To view the complete list visit http://www.theworlds50best.com/list/1-50-winners.

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Silestone Announces 2015 Trendspotters

The New Class of Trendspotters will Collaborate with Silestone for Upcoming Color Series

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Silestone has announced the 2015 class of its popular Trendspotters program. The six industry influencers will collaborate with Silestone on colors to debut at KBIS 2016. The program, now in its fourth year, kicked off with a day of trendspotting around Manhattan, culminating at the Opening Night of the Kips Bay Decorator Show House where Silestone is showcased in the kitchen designed by Christopher Peacock.

The new Trendspotters—an eclectic mix of influential interior designers from the United States and Canada—each hail from markets known for their distinctive design. Throughout the program, they will capture and share both regional insights from their hometown markets, as well as design inspiration and the latest trends using the hashtag #SilestoneTrends via social media and through the program’s website, SilestoneTrends.com.

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Cosentino Group is sponsoring the architecture publication “Spain Builds”

Cosentino Group has sponsored the publication Spain Builds, a comprehensive report on architecture in Spain from 1975-2015. The work covers through projects and authors the main creations carried out in Spain both by domestic and foreign architects.

The publication, produced by Arquitectura Viva and with Luis Fernnádez-Galiano as editor, provides a comprehensive view of the Spanish architecture of democracy, preceded by an extensive introduction to the architecture during the Franco regime, in order to provide a historical perspective of the Contemporary architecture scene. Originally published in 2006 for the Spanish architecture exhibition at New York’s MoMA, the book was conceived as a contextual prologue for the exhibited projects. Later, it was extended and reissued again in 2010 for the Spanish participation in the Shanghai Expo.

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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 celebrates its Asia-Pacific Distributors Convention in Indonesia

Cosentino Group is currently celebrating a new edition of its Asia-Pacific Distributors Convention, which brings together the key figures of Cosentino distribution companies as well as the company’s own team in this area.

Entitled “APAC 50 Summit” the Convention, held in Bali (Indonesia), welcomes nearly 70 attendees from 10 different countries (Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand). Representatives from the Group´s management team include Eduardo Martínez-Cosentino Alfonso, Corporate Sales Director and Ginés Navarro, Sales Director for Asia, Pacific and Direct Sales.

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Silestone Turns 25

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This year Silestone® celebrates 25 years of providing homes around the world with design, quality and style. Silestone® was created in 1990 and came in a limited range of six colours that were only available in Spain. Today there are more than 60 colours and the brand is available in more than 80 countries spanning six continents. Constant commitment to innovation, product diversification and international expansion has led the multinational company based in the Spanish province of Almería to increase its capacity from a single production line to the 11 that exist today. Silestone® is now the market leader in quartz surfaces, with a worldwide distribution network of more than 90 Cosentino Centres.

To commemorate this anniversary, the Cosentino Group held an event at its Cantoria headquarters yesterday in which Cosentino’s founders, the Martínez-Cosentino Justo Brothers, the executive board and a group of employees celebrated 25 years of the brand’s history. Special mentions went out to almost 60 people who experienced the creation of Silestone® first hand.

 

At this emotional ceremony, the Cosentino Group’s founders, brothers Francisco, Eduardo and José Martínez-Cosentino Justo, wished to show those present at the event their gratitude for the effort and enthusiasm shown to them over the years. “Without your invaluable collaboration, it would not have been possible to have taken Silestone® to the leading position it enjoys today. You have set an example for all of us and represent the company’s true spirit,” said Francisco Martínez-Cosentino, Chairman of Cosentino, in his speech.

The creation of Silestone® in 1990 was a revolution for the stone industry and for professionals working in the sector. The new material came about through the determination to combine the best of natural stone in a single surface with one-of-a-kind physical and mechanical qualities, which was made possible thanks to Cosentino’s strategy of research and innovation. All the improvements developed in its performance have led to the consideration that Silestone® is more than just a simple material for decoration or construction, but one that brings new concepts in design and colour to kitchens in particular, and more recently to bathrooms.

Silestone® allows the creation of exciting designs ranging from the most beautiful kitchen work surface to the most innovative commercial project owing to its extremely wide range of colours, unique finishes and unrivalled technical and aesthetic properties.

To mark this 25th anniversary, Cosentino is extending its warranty on Silestone® from 10 to 25 years on any work surfaces purchased after January 1st 2015.

Another important change has been the inclusion of the Eco product line as a new Silestone® series, known as Silestone® Eco Line. It consists of 11 colours manufactured with at least 50% recycled materials such as glass, porcelain and vitrified ash, among others. The Silestone® Eco Line series also contains an environmentally friendly exclusive partially vegetable resin.

Essential to the development and growth of the Silestone® brand has been the role played by the company’s collaborators, customers and, naturally, end users.

As the Group’s chairman Francisco Martínez-Cosentino rightly pointed out: “The international recognition achieved through the Silestone® brand and Cosentino company over these 25 years has made the names of Almería, Andalusia and Spain become better known around the world.”

Important events in the history of Silestone®

1990 Silestone® is created in only six colours: Apollo Grey, Mars Red, Electra Blue, Medea Green, Olympus Beige and Thebes Black. The range currently extends to more than 60 colours and three innovative textures.Cosentino has a single Silestone® production line. Today there are 11 production lines for the product and a daily production capacity of 4.000 sheets.
1992 For the first time in its history, Silestone® collaborates with two great mass events: the Barcelona Olympics and Expo 92 Seville.
1997 Silestone® crosses the Atlantic through the creation of its subsidiary in the United States.
2000 Cosentino opens its first subsidiary in Brazil (Latina Vitoria) and marketing of Silestone® begins in Latin America.
2002 Silestone® reaches Asia through the Chinese market.
2002 Cosentino UK+IE subsidiary launches
2004 Cosentino creates bacteriostatic protection for Silestone®.The prestigious TIME magazine considers the brand as one of the technological innovations of the 21st century.
2005 Cosentino, through its Silestone® brand becomes the first Spanish company to advertise during the Super Bowl, one of the world’s most highly watched sporting events.
2008 For the first time, Silestone® collaborates with a leading figure in world sport: Fernando Alonso.
2009 Cosentino launches its Eco product (now named Silestone® Eco Line series) combining the highest level of design, performance and properties in one decorative surface, together with a genuinely green and sustainable component.Cosentino launches the Silestone® Bathroom Collection with its innovative large-format concept, greatly reducing the number of joints.
2010 Cosentino lauches the Integrity® sink, setting a benchmark for the industry with the first three-dimensional product made from a single piece of Silestone®.Marketing of Silestone® begins in Africa.
2011 Marketing of Silestone® begins in Australia.
2012 Silestone® continues to innovate through a new texture: Suede.

Annual Cosentino 100 Stone Leadership Summit Report

Cosentino Group brings Together Top North American Customers

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (February 17, 2015) – Last week the Cosentino Group (www.cosentino-group.net), a global leader in the production and distribution of natural stone, quartz, recycled and architectural surfaces, hosted its top customers from the U.S. and Canada for “Cosentino 100” – one of the largest manufacturer conferences in the industry.  This year’s event, which took place from February 10-14 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, touted the highest attendance in its history with more than 300 attendees from 115 independent companies.

Cosentino Group President Paco Francisco Martínez-Cosentino and CEO of Cosentino North America (CNA) Eduardo Martínez-Cosentino shared their vision and the company’s 2015 business strategy, which includes continued expansion in North America with plans to open nine new Cosentino Centers for a total of 39 North American centers.

“Each year, Cosentino 100 serves as a meeting of the minds for our industry’s thought leaders—where we all align and seize the innovation Cosentino is driving,” said Eduardo Martinez-Cosentino, CEO of Cosentino North America. “These conversations deepen our relationships with our top fabricators and distributors so that we can provide them the best service and most innovative products available.”

The recent introduction 8mm-thick Dekton also spurred discussion of innovative applications, such as flooring, wall paneling in high-moisture environments like the bath, as well as exterior facades. As a result, Cosentino plans to continue engaging key industry leaders n the interior design, architect, building and remodeling industries.

“Dekton embodies Cosentino’s passion for innovation and our commitment to help fabricators and distributors take their businesses to an entirely new level,” said Lorenzo Marquez, VP of Marketing for Cosentino North America. “Cosentino 100 gives us unique, personal access not only to educate our customers on what’s to come, but to celebrate our shared growth to come.”

In addition to providing sneak-peeks at never-before-seen prototypes at the C100 Tradeshow, attendees attended educational sessions on design trends, marketing, and generational behaviors. A digital showcase invited attendees to experience Cosentino’s latest technology tools, including 3D home simulators and a digital warehouse, that empower tradespeople and homeowners alike to take design inspiration and product specification to an entirely new level. Industry partners such as Home Advisor, Breton, CNS Fabrication Ltd., Comandulli and Grandquartz, among others, also exhibited.