“Tomato genome”: Personalisation of Dekton® design makes architects’ and designers’ ideas a reality:
One of the most attractive and innovative interior design proposals to be found in the Pavilion will be the recreation of the tomato genome using Dekton® surfaces, printed using inkjet technology. The slabs of Dekton® are used to form the flooring of the exhibition and public space on the ground floor.
Within the context of the “The language of flavour” slogan, Fermín Vázquez architects studio came up with the idea of recreating the tomato genome - one of the most important recent steps taken in the field of biotechnology and scientific research. The tomato genome was sequenced for the first time in 2012, and this was a major step forward in improving the variety of crops and for the future of agriculture.
The b720 studio was strongly committed to Dekton® as the best partner in order to achieve this stunning design; the Dekton® tables in 2cm Zenith colour were personalised using an inkjet printer with the DNA sequence marked in letters and the shape of a tomato drawn on a scale of grey colours. EThis is possible because Dekton® allows a very high level of customisation in design, and is therefore the perfect surface for designers and architects all over the world. The personalisation has two variations, which can be applied separately or together: using milling technology and inkjet printing technology. In this specific case, the latter solution has been used for the Spain Pavilion.
Inkjet technology can be used to print the Dekton® slabs with the design which the client or professional wishes to use, so achieving amazing results. The material’s excellent technical performance is maintained over
the entire surface, including the areas where the customisation has been applied.
Expo Milano 2015 & Cosentino Group
After the 2010 Expo being held in Shanghai, 2015 is Milan’s turn. From 1 May to 31 October, Milan will host one of this year’s most important events. 144 countries are taking part this year, and over 20 million people are expected to visit the Universal Expo. It is estimated that the Spanish Pavilion will receive around 2.2 million visitors in total, about 12,000 visitors a day.
With the official slogan of “Feeding the planet, Energy for life”, Expo Milano wants to be remembered not only for is architecture and activities, but also because of its input towards debate and education regarding nutrition, food and global resources. The Spanish proposal is based around the slogan “The language of flavour”, which will be projected around two basic concepts: Tradition and Innovation.
The Cosentino Group currently distributes its products in over 80 countries, with its own assets in 26 of these countries. Cosentino is committed to this global event and shares the core values and thematic focal points of the Expo and also of Spain’s proposal: Food, cuisine, efficiency in resources, design and technological innovation are also basic signatures of the Almeria-based company’s activity.