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The renowned American architect Daniel Libeskind unveiled his “Musical Labyrinth” installation yesterday at the Cosentino City showroom in Manhattan. It is his latest collaboration with the Spanish multinational, leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for the world of architecture and design. The “Musical Labyrinth” installation will be presented in Frankfurt on 9 May as part of the “One Day in Life” initiative.
At the event, Libeskind explained the details of this installation to the various media representatives from the architecture and design community of New York – an installation that every visitor to the German city will be able to see in Frankfurt’s Opera Square. Defined by the architect as a work of public art, people will be able to interact and walk through this installation.
Covering 289m2, the installation simulates a deep black landscape and is engraved in white with the original concept sketch by Libeskind created for the “One Day in Life”. This is possible thanks to the use of Cosentino’s ultra-compact surface Dekton®, which, in addition to its outstanding physical performance and strength, can also be customized using techniques such as etching.
“Musical Labyrinth” is made up of 80, 2cm-thick personalised Dekton® slabs in its black “Sirius” that measure 3.2m x 1.4m. Furthermore, these slabs serve as a canvas for Libeskind’s design to be applied using sunken relief in white. The lines of the drawing illustrate an imaginary labyrinth within the city, indicating points that correlate to the addresses of the 18 venues –each location a metaphor for the 18 basic conditions of life- where the various “One Day in Life” concerts and performances will be held.
In relation to “One Day in Life” project, Libeskind stated that “Every city creates its own structure through dreams. The streets we walk on and the topographies we experience exist simultaneously in reality and mystery.”
The Spanish firm was represented at the conference by Santiago Alfonso, Director of Marketing and Communications, and Eduardo Martínez-Cosentino Alfonso, the Group’s Sales Director and CEO of Cosentino North America. The latter stated that “we are delighted to work once again with Daniel Libeskind and to sponsor this initiative which will be totally innovative. At Cosentino we are constantly committed to innovation, as can be seen by our surface Dekton®. For us it is a natural partnership to work with Daniel on his unique and inspiring projects such as this installation, as well as with the “One Day in Life” series of performances.”
This is the fourth collaboration between Cosentino and Studio Libeskind, who have a long-standing partnership. Prior projects include: “Beyond the Wall”, an installation that was first presented in Silestone natural quartz during Milan Design Week and is now permanently installed featuring Dekton at Cosentino’s global headquarters in Almeria, Spain; and the sculpture “Sonnets in Babylon”, created for the Venice Architecture Biennale.
“One Day in Life” emerged from an invitation by the Alte Oper (Frankfurt’s Old Opera), and on which Libeskind designed a cultural initiative that will result in over 75 concert events performed in 18 different locations in the German city, all in 24 hours. It is a cultural milestone which will take place on the weekend of 21 and 22 May 2016, where these diverse locations will become venues for encounters with music and dimensions of human existence, and where Dekton® by Cosentino is a partner and main sponsor.
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