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Cosentino partners with Pepper Design and V-ZUG for Melbourne InDesign

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Some of the Europe’s leading, including quartz surface producer, Cosentino, Swiss kitchen appliance leader  V-ZUG and elite kitchen studio, Pepper Design, have come together to deliver a unique ‘Earth, Fire and Steam’ experience at Melbourne InDesign 2014.

Located at Pepper Design’s Richmond showroom at 457 Church Street in Richmond, the collaboration promotes a unique approach to this year’s InDesign theme of ‘Inception’, incorporating key elements of all three design companies.

Gary Isherwood, Area Manager of Cosentino Australia comments, “We’re excited to be working with Pepper Design and V-ZUG at Melbourne InDesign and look forward to creating an experience that reflects the innovative, forward-thinking values of all three companies.”

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As part of Melbourne InDesign, Cosentino will also be displaying several slabs of Dekton outside Pepper Design, where a professional street artist will paint over the product, after which the graffiti will be removed to highlight the superior properties of Dekton.

Dekton® is perfect for a multitude of uses, including flooring, stairs and walls, ventilated facades, countertops and work surfaces, providing the flexibility for both commercial and private use. Manufactured with a mixture of sophisticated inorganic, raw materials found in glass, porcelain and natural quartz, the environment has served as the key inspiration behind Dekton®’s design and innovation. Initially available in a range of nature-reflective colours and finishes and in large format, Dekton® allows surfaces and spaces to be designed without any limits or interruptions, where colour and texture flow freely.

On the Friday afternoon of the design festival, Cosentino and V-ZUG will be hosting a VIP event at Pepper Design for key partners, distributors and designers. The VIP event will see Cosentino give guests a preview of its Dekton range, while V-ZUG’s Executive Chef, Felix Halter, will construct a menu created using only the company’s revolutionary Swiss Steam Oven.

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Gary continues, “The VIP event helps illustrate  the concept of Inception through the combination of Earth, Fire and Steam,  with Pepper Design representing the ‘Earth’ component – the ‘bedrock’ where the entire kitchen project is designed and Cosentino reflecting the ‘Fire’ aspect, thanks to Dekton’s 1,200 degree° C baking temperature, and V-ZUG’s Steam Oven as the ‘Steam’ element of the collaboration.”

Conducted over two days, Melbourne InDesign is Australia’s only international design event with a boutique, bespoke and local feel, hosted in locations around the city.

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Dekton® by Cosentino is an ultracompact surface, a revolutionary and innovative category of surfaces created with the objective of being a leader and reference in the sector.

Dekton® is a sophisticated mixture of the raw materials that is used to manufacture glass, porcelain materials and quartz surfaces.

Manufactured with PST technology (Particle Sintering Technology) and developed exclusively by the Cosentino Group R&D department, the new surface Dekton® by Cosentino creates a new category of material, the ultracompact surface. Dekton®, which can be used indoors and outdoors, has excellent mechanical features, it offers endless design possibilities and is manufactured in large formats.

The launch of Dekton® by Cosentino has involved an investment of 128 million euros  and 22,000 hours of research and it established a new standard of quality and features in the sector of surfaces for architecture and design.

Dekton® by Cosentino is a revolutionary surface that anticipates the future of surfaces for architecture and design.


A relative newcomer to the Australian market, V-ZUG has been delivering world class kitchen and laundry appliances in Switzerland and Europe since 1913. With almost one hundred years focus on manufacturing state-of-the-art, ground- breaking and visually stunning appliances, V-ZUG is pushing the boundaries of possibility within the Australian appliance industry.

Setting worldwide standards for almost 100 years, V-ZUG produces innovative first rate household appliances with Swiss precision, high-quality material and modern manufacturing techniques. Striking the perfect balance between function and aesthetics, V-ZUG appliances are well known for their irresistibly good looks, reliability and longevity.

Pepper Design

For more than a decade Pepper Design has been representing some of the leading brands in kitchens, appliances and furniture from around the world. With custom-made kitchens and furniture,  expertly designed and planned to fit perfectly into any room and any lifestyle, Pepper Design sets the standard for quality furnishings and rooms.

The state-of-the art, three-level showroom is located in the heart of Melbourne’s design hub – Church Street, Richmond, where a ‘lifestyle’ showroom with amazing ideas and unique finishes displayed throughout seven ‘real’ kitchens, bedrooms and living zones.


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