Dekton® Liquid: Inspired by fluidity found in nature
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March 26, 2020
Water is omnipresent in the lives of Australians. Whether it is the pull of the ocean that sees more than 80 per cent of the population living near the coast, or the lack of rain that creates the arid landscapes inland. It is also the inspiration for Cosentino’s new collection Dekton® Liquid, designed in collaboration with London-based pattern experts and designers PATTERNITY.
Cosentino commissioned PATTERNITY to create a collection that reflects the beauty and properties of Dekton®. PATTERNITY designers Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham believe power can positively change the world and expand our lives. Decoding the visual rhythms and cycles of nature and life, they create patterns that promote environmental awareness and foster a greater feeling of connection to each other and nature.
The designers drew inspiration from water for the Dekton® Liquid collection. Its three colourways, Liquid Sky, Liquid Shell, Liquid Embers are inspired by different states of liquidity, and draw on current global trends, as well as those on the horizon.
Liquid Sky has a fluid soft-grey pattern that swirls across a cloud-white backdrop. Referencing the scientific principles of fluid dynamics, the design explores the movement of gravity and pays homage to swirling energy and perpetual motion.
Liquid Shell takes a deep dive into the water, celebrating what lies beneath the ocean waves. The rippling, pearlescent pattern mimics the soft texture of the ocean floor, created by the gentle ebb and flow of the tide in union with the moon.
Liquid Embers represents the melding point between fire and liquid, a space that lies deep below the surface of the earth. Reminiscent of magma, it has a mesmerising dark-grey pattern that crackles through the carbon-coloured surface.
Consideration of water was at the heart of this project for PATTERNITY. It is also at the forefront for Cosentino as the company works to reduce the water used in manufacturing. Ninety-five per cent of water is collected and reused during production, moving towards a more circular manufacturing process.
Ideal for a broad range of residential, hospitality and commercial settings, Dekton® and can be used for kitchen and vanity benchtops, splashbacks, tabletops, floor tiles and wall cladding. All Dekton® surfaces, are made with a sophisticated blend of the raw materials used to produce the very latest in glass, porcelain and high-quality quartz surfaces, which makes it impervious to the elements, including scratches, stains, UV rays and heat. The patterns of Dekton Liquid are complementary to timber, concrete and other joinery materials and surfaces, and are a versatile choice in traditional, classic, modern and contemporary environments.
Explore the new range here.
Photography by Alberto Rojas