Dekton by Cosentino Wins Gold Award for Innovation in Materials at the 2014 Designer Kitchen and Bathroom Awards

 The worldwide leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for architecture and design, Cosentino is delighted to announce that its revolutionary new ultra-compact surface, Dekton has won a prestigious Gold Award for Innovation in Materials at the 2014 Designer Kitchen and Bathroom Awards. Now in its 12th year, the awards are committed to celebrating and promoting excellence in kitchen and bathroom design and are dedicated to improving standards across the industry.

Christophe Gontier, Managing Director for Cosentino UK & IE collecting the award from Georgie Thompson, TV Presenter

Christophe Gontier, managing director for Cosentino UK and Ireland collected the award and said, “We are thrilled to have won this fantastic accolade. To not only gain the recognition from these esteemed judges, but for the award to identify that Dekton is a true innovation in materials is testament to the dedication and investment that has been spent by the team to develop this revolutionary product.”

The gala presentation luncheon was held on the 12 November at Supernova; a unique pop-up venue in Embankment Gardens in Central London with the key movers and shakers from the kitchen and bathroom industry in attendance.

The 2014 judges included Alan Crawford, Architect & Founder of the Crawford Partnership; Laurence Pidgeon of Laurence Pidgeon Design; Jo-Anne Wright, Managing Editor of Utopia Kitchen & Bathroom Magazine; Grahame Morrison, Editor of kb-network.co.uk; Colin Wong, Director of Development Direct; Renee Mascari, CEO of KBB National Training Group; Dick Powell, Co-Founder of Seymourpowell; Vanessa Brady, President of The Society of British Interior Design and Robin Levlen, Founder of Studio Levlen.

Cosentino launched Dekton in May 2014 to kitchen and bathroom studios. Brand new to the market place, it has created a new category of surface that is an ideal architectural and design solution for interiors and exteriors; particularly for kitchen and bathroom applications.

Dekton is the result of a €128million investment and 22,000 hours of research and development by the Cosentino Group. A sophisticated mixture of raw materials that are used to manufacture glass, porcelain and quartz surfaces helps to create the ultra-compact surface. Dekton can recreate any type of material with a high level of quality and can be used indoors and outdoors thanks to its high resistance to UV rays, scratches and stains and resistance to freezing and thawing. It has low water absorption, good resistance to fire and heat as well as very good colour stability.

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‘House of Dekton®’ A Cosentino Project by Steffen Kehrle. To be Showcased Early 2015 at the Munich BAU and Stockholm Furniture Fair

  •  The Cosentino Group will be presenting the ‘House of Dekton’ project by designer Steffen Kehrle at the Munich BAU 2015 Fair (19-24 January), and the Stockholm Furniture Fair (3-7 February)
  • Using huge panel sizes, the remarkable house delivers a powerful and versatile experience of the ultra-compact surface, Dekton

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The worldwide leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for architecture and design, the Cosentino Group will be presenting a project ‘House of Dekton®’ designed by Steffen Kehrle at the Munich BAU 2015 and Stockholm Furniture Fair in early 2015.

Dekton® is a great surface material not only due to its huge panel format availability but also its fantastic performance and variety of applications. “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. The ‘House of Dekton®’ features the many different possible uses of Dekton. The 14-sided house is made entirely of the material, showcasing floors, walls, roof, seating and a corresponding 14-sided table as the central element, all made from Dekton. In the house’s interior, the material’s qualities are exclusively communicated via the material itself; there is no need for additional information panels.

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The walls are made with large-format Dekton panels (1.44 x 3.20m), arranged next to each other as in a house of cards. The entire Dekton house is the ‘Danae’ colour finish; an elegant cream shade, reminiscent of travertine limestone. 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. The ‘House of Dekton®’ is a place where visitors can meet and where architects, planners and project owners can enjoy a first-hand experience of the exceptional qualities of Dekton.

Cosentino at BAU: Hall A 4, Booth 301 

Cosentino at Stockholm Furniture Fair: Booth A42:16

The Cosentino Group enters into a collaboration agreement with tennis player Rafa Nadal

 

  • The multinational leader in the manufacture and distribution of surfaces for architecture and design, Cosentino forms an alliance with the tennis player considered the best Spanish athlete of all time, Rafa Nadal to develop various collaborative and promotional actions.
  • As a result of this agreement, the Cosentino Group has become a sponsor of the “Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar”, the tennis academy that the athlete will open soon in Manacor (Majorca, Spain) to promote the values of sport among youngsters.
  • Cosentino will supply its flagship products, Silestone® and Dekton® which are world leaders in their respective categories for the construction of this high-performance sports complex, on which work is scheduled to commence in autumn this year.

The world leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for architecture and design, the Cosentino Group, is entering into a collaboration agreement with tennis player Rafa Nadal, considered the best Spanish athlete of all time. As part of this alliance, Cosentino will develop various promotional and support actions together with Nadal.

The first of these actions will be to sponsor the “Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar” project, the tennis academy that the athlete will open soon in his hometown of Manacor (Majorca, Spain) to promote the values of sport among youngsters.

The Academy, on which work is scheduled to commence in autumn this year, is a comprehensive educational and sports project dedicated to teaching, shaping values, promoting tennis among children, and searching for new talent. The complex will consist of various spaces, such as a school, the International Tennis Centre and a fitness centre, among others. It will also be home to the headquarters of the Rafa Nadal Foundation and a Museum dedicated to Rafa Nadal’s career.

The Cosentino Group will support this high-performance educational and sports complex via its flagship products Silestone®; world leader of quartz surfaces, and Dekton®; the Group’s new ultra-compact surface that is conquering the international architecture and design markets.

It is specifically the material Dekton by Cosentino® that will be mainly used for the various facilities of the “Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar”. Façades, flooring and other cladding created with this innovative product will grace the spaces of the Academy. Silestone® will also be used in areas such as the kitchens and bathrooms of the complex, the design for which has been created by two architectural firms from Majorca and Barcelona.

According to Santiago Alfonso, the Cosentino Group’s Director of Marketing and Communications, “collaborating with Rafa Nadal is a source of great pride for us all. Nadal is so much more than an exceptional athlete. His desire to achieve, his strength and ability to lead are some of the values that have made him a global celebrity, recognised and admired everywhere. For Cosentino, where we have always committed ourselves to continually improve, innovate and search for that leadership to succeed, this partnership represents great satisfaction for all our employees, partners and customers worldwide”.

The fact that this union begins precisely with the sponsorship of the Academy perfectly reflects our common understanding of all those values. This really can be called a Social Responsibility initiative, as it focuses on youngsters in our society. For us it is an honour to work together on this educational project, and for our best products to be present in all its facilities and spaces”, says Alfonso.

For his part, Rafa Nadal has expressed his enthusiasm with this new alliance with “a Spanish company that is a world leader in its sector, encompassing a series of values with which I fully identify, in addition to supporting sport in Spain for a long time. I am sure that this collaboration project with Cosentino, starting with its help in the construction of the Academy, will be a long-lasting one and be productive for both parties”.

This collaboration agreement with Rafa Nadal, reached with the participation of Evolution BCN, continues the active policy of partnerships and sponsorships that the Cosentino Group has maintained in recent years of elite sports. It was also a major achievement when Silestone® was the first Spanish brand to produce a spot to be shown at the world’s biggest advertising event, the Super Bowl in 2005. Since that same year, Silestone® has also been one of the main brands of the NBA Houston Rockets team.

In addition, Silestone® was a personal sponsor of the Formula 1 world champion, Fernando Alonso, for four seasons. And since June 2011, and via its Dekton® brand, Cosentino is also a personal sponsor of the four times world champion for motorcycle racing, Jorge Lorenzo.

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Dekton® by Cosentino presents five new colours that highlight the beauty of natural stone

  • Aura, Edora, Irok, Kairos and Vegha are the names of the new colours for Dekton® by Cosentino. Inspired by natural stone, they offer unparalleled designs with magnificent veining.
  • Aura in particular embodies a new design concept in colour thanks to a bookmatching mirror effect that guarantees extraordinary aesthetic creations based on the continuous beauty of veining.
  • Given their natural look, these five new colours have been integrated into Dekton® by Cosentino’s Natural Collection. With their addition, the Dekton® range now has 15 colours, divided into three different collections: Solid Collection, Natural Collection and Tech Collection.
  • Dekton® by Cosentino’s ultra-compact surface – launched in 2014 – is an innovative new category of surface created with the aim of becoming a leader in the world of international architecture and design, for both indoor and outdoor spaces.

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The world leader in the production of innovative surfaces for architects and designers, Cosentino, launches five new Dekton colours that highlight the beauty and purity of natural stone.

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Discover Dekton® by Cosentino at 100% Design 17-20 September 2014 – Stand K360

The revolutionary ultracompact surface, Dekton® by Cosentino will be showcased at 100% Design from the 17-20 September 2014 on stand K360. The ideal solution for architects, designers, housebuilders and developers, Dekton® by Cosentino benefits from a wide range of unique properties, is available in ultra size, easy to install slabs up to 1440mm x 3200mm and comes in three different thicknesses (from 8mm to 20mm) depending on application requirements, the desired design and effect.

With over five times the flexural strength of granite and scratch, stain and heat resistant, Dekton® by Cosentino can be installed as a thinner material over greater spans, allowing for up to a 12-inch unsupported overhang on countertops, islands and bartops. Thanks to a high compressive strength it is the ideal material for large-traffic walkways and a high resistance to UV rays allows Dekton® to be used for indoor and outdoor projects including facades, flooring and swimming pools.

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Dekton® by Cosentino worksurfaces in Zennith in the new Dani Garcia restaurant in Marbella      

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Daniel Libeskind Chooses the Ultra-Compact Surface 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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The global leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for the world of architecture and design, the Cosentino Group, will be present for the very first time at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Cosentino is 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. Read more

The Cosentino Group Collaborates with Daniel Libeskind at the Venice Architecture Biennale

  • The ultra-compact surface Dekton® by Cosentino has been selected by the renowned architect Daniel Libeskind as the material for his sculpture at the Venice Pavilion

The global leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for the world of architecture and design, the Cosentino Group, will be present for the very first time at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Cosentino is a technical sponsor of the Venice Pavilion with architect Daniel Libeskind who has selected the ultra-compact surface, Dekton® for his outdoor sculpture that forms part of Sonnets in Babylon.

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Exclusive sketch by Daniel Libeskind showing the sculptural X created using Dekton by Cosentino

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Dekton by Cosentino at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show – 20 to 24 May 2014

If you are attending this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, keep an eye out for Cosentino’s ultra-compact surface, Dekton®, which is featured on the Gaze Burvill modular ‘A la Carte’ luxury outdoor kitchen. Located in the heart of Chelsea’s show gardens on Main Avenue, the stand (MA9) will also feature new outdoor appliances from Sub-Zero & Wolf. RHS Gold award winner, Thomas Hoblyn is behind the concept and planting of the stand.

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Restaurant Saison receives ‘The One To Watch’ Award sponsored by Dekton® by Cosentino at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards

London, 29 April 2014 – The One To Watch Award, sponsored by the new ultracompact surface for architecture and design,  Dekton® by Cosentino, was won by restaurant Saison run by chef Joshua Skenes and located in San Francisco (USA).

Santiago Alfonso, marketing director at the Cosentino Group presented the award during the presentation in London’s emblematic Guildhall last night.

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Dekton® Wins kbb 2014 Innovation Award for Kitchens

Cosentino is delighted to announce that its new ultra-compact surface, Dekton® has won the kbb 2014 innovation award for kitchens. Announced live at the show, the award was presented to managing director for Cosentino UK and Ireland, Christophe Gontier on the Cosentino stand.

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Every exhibitor was able to enter the awards by displaying an innovation tag on its most innovative product for the judges to consider. The panel of judges included David Sanders, Blum, Darren Morgan, Designer Kitchen and Paul Rowland, CP Hart. An innovation award was also presented for bedrooms and bathrooms.

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