“Raytrace” by Cosentino and Benjamin Hubert
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February 25, 2019
Raytrace is a spectacular large-scale Dekton® installation, designed by Benjamin Hubert founder of experience design agency LAYER.
Last week Cosentino presented their collaboration with designer Benjamin Hubert of LAYER for Milan Design Week 2019 titled Raytrace.
Raytrace is an immersive, architectural installation showcasing Dekton®, the ultra-compact, large format surface by Cosentino – exploring the product’s design, innovation, strength, durability and beauty.
A 25-meter long and 6-meter high triangular passage composed of Dekton® ultracompact surfaces is seemingly balanced on a single edge within a dark, atmospheric space. Upon entering the passageway, a mesmerising caustic pattern slowly dances across the surface, emulating the refraction of light through water – evoking the serene feeling of being underwater.
As visitors walk through the passage, they become an integral part of the installation, as their shadows are cast against the structure’s surface. Two mirrors at either end of the vault reflect the installation, creating the illusion of an infinite space and offering glimpses of the caustic patterns playing out on the interior.
Hubert’s design references the highly technological qualities of Dekton® as an indoor/outdoor architectural product and the natural minerals used to produce the material.
Raytrace will be exhibited in the historical vaulted warehouses beneath Milan’s Central Train Station as part of the third edition of Ventura Centrale.
A large-scale, architectural installation for Milan Design Week 2019
April 9th – 14th 2019, 11:00 – 19:00
Address: Ventura Centrale – Via Ferrante Aporti 27, 20125 Milan, Italy