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Riverside Tower 13-14

Riverside Tower 13-14

Studio Okami Architects
Antwerp, Belgium

The Riverside Tower is a high-rise development from the early 70s. Bram Van Cauter renovated one of its duplex to match the brutalist tower

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Studio Okami tore down the walls of this 5 bedroom apartment and stripped all the layers of finishing from the walls and ceilings revealing the beautifully textured concrete. The roughness is balanced out with a peach colored liquid floor trough-out that works as an ideal backdrop for the owner art collection. This floor is conceived as an entertainment space where the kitchen feels like a sculpture when out of use.

The new staircase was moved to the far corner of the room allowing for reconnection with the views from the windows when ascending to the upper floor. This 14th floor is defined by several up-standing concrete beams, sheltering the bedroom and study. On the Eastside of the apartment a living room with home office overlooks the skyline of the city of Antwerp. The upper floor is organized by a technical block housing.

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SpY Urban Artist

Beyond the Streets

SpY Urban Artist
Madrid, Spain

The urban artist prompts the observer to question preestablished rules and to reflect on issues like the use of new technologies for social control

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After becoming one of the most prominent graffiti artists in Spain in the 1980s, SpY began exploring different forms of communication, giving shape to a distinctive and recognizable style. His work involves a playful appropriation of urban elements to awaken in spectators “an enlightened conscience,” in the artist’s own words.

Light is a constant element in his work: in Lighthouse a green beam connected two ends of Madrid, and in Barrier five high-powered red lasers created a conceptual line crossing the coast of Ostend. His singular aesthetic world is built upon a careful attention to context, composing a unique and stunning oeuvre.

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Case Study

Two restaurants with a shared kitchen achieve visual continuity thanks to Dekton

Eduardo Rodríguez, from Mariana Artesana

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Location

Cuenca (Spain)

Project manager

Enrique Martínez Gil

Material

Dekton

Application

Tables, bar, kitchen veneer, worktops

Thickness

4 mm, 8 mm, 12 mm, 20 mm

Photography

Craus Fotografía

Architecture/Design

Eduardo Rodríguez, from Mariana Artesana

Collaborators

Mármoles Granero

Colour

Khalo, Opera, Laurent, Rem, Lunar

End date

2022

Quantity

110 m2

Refurbishment of the Casas Colgadas and Casa de la Sirena restaurants

The unique environment of the city of Cuenca is linked to the culture of this mountain settlement. Its steep cobbled streets and medieval buildings are part of this city where one of its main tourist attractions are its ‘Casas Colgadas’, houses perched on the limestone rock wall overlooking the two rivers that cross the city. This unusual and exceptional architecture lends its name to the Casas Colgadas restaurant which, along with the Casa de la Sirena, has recently been refurbished by the Mariana Artesana studio.

Both restaurants, which are part of the Tranto Restauración group, uniquely share the same kitchen space. The major refurbishment of these two gastronomic premises was based on the intention of providing visual continuity and creating a dialogue between the two spaces. ‘In the context of the large-scale refurbishment of Casas Colgadas, furniture that blends in with its surroundings was required,’ explains designer Eduardo Rodríguez Parra. With a view to achieving this integration and establishing a dialogue between the two premises, he chose Dekton, as it offered numerous possibilities in terms of colours, formats and thicknesses.

Light-filled kitchen

‘The aesthetic and technical possibilities of Dekton were such that we were able to use it in all areas of the project,’ says the designer. The fact that the material is stain and scratch resistant, as well as easy to maintain, makes it the ideal surface for work areas, such as the kitchen space of these restaurants, or for high-traffic and heavy-use areas, such as the tables and chairs in the different dining rooms.

‘We needed a resistant and hygienic material for the kitchen work areas but without compromising on aesthetics, so we opted for Dekton Lunar, which with its light tone allows us to create a clean and bright ambience,’ he assures. Therefore, 12 mm thick slabs were used for the worktops, while slabs of the same colour (but 4 mm thick) were used for the veneers, which increased the sense of balance and homogeneity.

Dekton as a dining experience

‘As for the restaurants, we have managed to infuse each one with its own character, using Dekton as a clean, hard-wearing surface on which tablecloths are not necessary,’ says Rodríguez Parra. ‘In this way, the surface itself becomes part of the dining experience,’ he asserts.

In the Casas Colgadas restaurant, they decided on the Laurent colour for the tables, in 8 mm thick slabs, thus ‘creating blocks with a continuous veining’, in the designer’s words. The rich texture of Laurent, with its dark background and golden veins, brings an elegant and deep atmosphere to the whole room.

In the private area, on the other hand, a bespoke table was designed with a full 20 mm slab in Dekton Rem, a colour inspired by one of the most elegant white marbles. Its meticulous design with brown and grey veining and hints of gold provide a sophisticated look reminiscent of Calacatta marble.

Meanwhile, the Casa de la Sirena restaurant has maintained its elegant aesthetics and introduced a fresh concept in dialogue with its peer restaurant. Dekton stands out in a large bar with a front for which the designer chose the Opera colour (in 20 mm slabs), reminiscent of the elegant Carrara marble.

The tables in this establishment are made from 8 and 20 mm Dekton Khalo slabs on a metal structure. This colour, inspired by Patagonia natural stone, brings a lot of light and sophistication to the space, thanks to its texture with black, gold and tan brown tones, which fits perfectly with the interior design of the space.

‘The adaptation of the space into two restaurants with shared kitchen has been possible thanks to the possibilities of Dekton, with which we have achieved visual continuity in the furniture, tables and chairs.’
Eduardo Rodríguez Parra

Eduardo Rodríguez Parra

Designer at Mariana Artesana

Cosentino's materials used in this project

Khalo

Khalo

DEKTON
Opera

Opera

DEKTON
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Laurent

DEKTON
Dekton Rem

Rem

DEKTON
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Lunar

DEKTON

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Dekton is part of a lovely outdoor kitchen in Norway thanks to its exceptional durability and resistance

Hanne Holsted

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Location

Oslo (Norway)

Material

Dekton

Application

Worktop

End date

2022

Architecture/Design

Hanne Holsted

Colour

Entzo

Quantity

2 slabs

Atop a steep hill with stunning views of the entire city of Oslo, lies a hidden gem that has attracted the attention of interior designers and trade magazines alike. This is the garden house of Hanne Holsted, an instagrammer specialising in decoration, and her husband Rune. The couple recently decided to add an outdoor kitchen to their little outdoor oasis, including a cabana and a swimming pool, so fantastic that it has won the Gullfjæren award for the best outdoor space in Norway 2022.

‘I like to be careful about the materials I choose,’ explains Hanne. And she continues: ‘It is much more sustainable to go for a quality product that will keep the outdoor kitchen for years to come without damage than to choose something that will have to be replaced in a short time.’

The design lover therefore opted for Dekton, an ultra-compact and durable surface, installed in her home by Allstein AS. One of the main reasons for her choice is that it can easily withstand the high temperature changes in the area. This means that neither freezing in winter nor direct sunlight in summer can damage the surface, which remains unaffected and does not fade.

Gold tones and matt finish by Dekton Entzo

‘I wanted gold tones to match the wood that we have used in various places in the courtyard,’ recalls Hanne, who finally decided on Dekton Entzo for the worktop and the front of the outdoor kitchen.

‘My favourite was another colour in a high gloss finish, but in the end I received very good advice on choosing a matt finish for our outdoor space. We are very happy with this choice: the material does not reflect, and it looks just as nice all the time. The golden veining suits the wood perfectly, and it has just the right amount of detail to make it look good without being too overwhelming,’ ponders Hanne.

Dekton: low maintenance, high performance and carbon neutrality throughout its life cycle

A grill with lid is integrated into the worktop of this gorgeous space, so it was essential to have a surface that could withstand the high temperatures of the appliance and allow hot pots and pans to be placed directly on the bar. Dekton ensures that this can be done without altering its appearance in any way.

‘As well as being weather-resistant and aesthetically pleasing, the surfaces must also be easy to use. Dekton does not scratch with kitchen utensils and is easy to clean. I just wipe it with a damp cloth to keep it clean. The fact that the worktops remain in good condition for their entire service life without having to be replaced or polished is absolutely fantastic,’ says Hanne.

In addition to this, Hanne also welcomed the fact that Dekton is a carbon neutral product throughout its life cycle. ‘I really appreciate that Cosentino is so conscious and ambitious in terms of sustainability. It means a lot to me to know that I have also made a good choice for the environment,’ concludes the owner of this unique kitchen.

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Entzo-Detalle-2

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DEKTON

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Case Study

Dekton adds character to a neat and refined London restaurant

B3 Designers

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Location

London (United Kingdom)

Material

Dekton

Application

Worktop

Architecture/Design

B3 Designers

Colour

Fossil

End date

2019

In the bustling heart of London’s Covent Garden is the Iranian restaurant Nutshell, which offers a sustainable food and drink menu with innovative vegetarian and vegan options. Using ethically-sourced British ingredients and Iranian spices, herbs and fruits, the menu is all about Iranian specialities, with a contemporary twist and the occasional hint of barbecue.

The resulting quality is exceptional, so much so that it has been awarded ‘The Michelin Plate’, a label that recognises ‘quality cuisine’. It has also been hailed by The Guardian’s food experts, among many other prestigious publications, as a place of delicious flavours that is well worth a visit.

Persian inspiration for Nutshell’s design

Nutshell is run by husband-and-wife team, Mohammad Paknejad and Marwa Alkhalaf, who named the restaurant after their family’s pistachio fields. This reference also motivated B3 Designers when designing the premises, taking inspiration from the green and pink hues visible in the fields and the nut itself, as well as from the geometry of Arabian art.

‘It was important, to both the owners and us, that the interiors complemented the modernity of the menu and architecture of the space, inducing us to use clean lines and simple detailing to create a refined space,’ explain the designers.

The couple worked closely with the experts at B3 Designers to come up with a welcoming, inspiring, colourful and comfortable interior. That is why Dekton was chosen for both the bustling bar area and the bar outside the kitchen. The reason? Cosentino’s ultra-compact surface lends a sophisticated look and, at the same time, is not scratched or marked by the use of kitchen utensils. In addition, it is easy to clean and maintain and withstands high temperatures.

Dekton Fossil: an organic, genuine colour and outstanding resistance properties

‘We were delighted to take part in this fabulous project,’ says Ryan Buck, sales director at LBS Stone, the stone fabrication company that was in charge of the bars. The family-run company uses only the best and most cutting-edge materials, suppliers, machinery and technology to ensure that any product is perfectly fitted in its final location in as little as two weeks.

‘We made bespoke worktops for the passageway and bar area from Dekton Fossil, featuring an interesting dark brown background with grey veining. It is hard, highly scratch-resistant, durable, non-porous and perfect for the kitchen!,’ concludes LBS Stone.

The colour selected in both cases was Fossil, from Dekton’s Natural Collection. It consists of a dark grey background crossed by organic-looking veins and spots, giving the material an aged and authentic look typical of fossilised stone.

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Dekton showcases its versatility in a high-end residential development in South Africa

SCAD Architects

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Location

Johannesburg (South Africa)

Material

Dekton

Colour

Natura, Kreta, Greta (Dekton ID), Glacier, Valterra

Thickness

4 mm, 8 mm, 12 mm, 20 mm

Architecture/Design

ESCAD Architects

Application

Worktop, wall, bathtub, shower and drawer claddings

End date

2021

Quantity

13,400 m2

However, it is its interior spaces featuring the finest and most precious finishes where the luxury of this development shines at its best. For this reason, from the very first phase of the project which included 284 high-end flats, Cosentino products have been a must-have.

“From kitchen worktops and vanities to wood-look drawer fronts and shower and bathroom claddings, Dekton stands out in every flat”, explains Cosentino South Africa. “After meeting with the architect, providing several samples and making a mockup of the show flat, it was decided to use Dekton in thicknesses of 4, 8, 12 and 20 mm”, they further say.

In the words of its developers, Stein City is a “residential city”, a high-end development spread over eight square kilometres of lush green areas in Johannesburg. Among its many luxurious amenities are its golf course (designed by the renowned Nicklaus Design firm), its heliport, its equestrian facility, its excellent school and its 300 square metre lagoon.

Dekton: one material, endless applications

Indeed, there are not many projects that showcase the limitless versatility of the ultra-compact Dekton by Cosentino surface like this one does. “Because of its resistance to scratches, stains, heat, freezing and thawing, its stability, its availability in large format slabs (which means fewer joints) and its low maintenance, Dekton was the ideal choice”, explains the team of Cosentino South Africa, who teamed up with SCAD Architects, who were in charge of the project.

Thus, the kitchen worktop features 12 mm Dekton Natura slabs, a surface that replicates the quintessential style of marble with a soft grey veining and a glass-like gloss, achieved thanks to a unique nanotechnology-based treatment. As for its cladding, the material of choice was 8 mm Dekton Kreta, a matt grey shade inspired by traditional cement floors that evokes a sense of serenity and restraint.

Cosentino creates a bespoke colour for the project

For the vanity worktop, the material used was Dekton Glacier, an ultra glossy surface with fine golden veins over a white background. As for the drawer cladding, the material of choice was Valterra, a colour that replicates the patterns of natural wood but with all the advantages of Dekton. In both cases, a 12 mm thickness was chosen, which was also used for the bathtub cladding. Conversely, a bespoke colour called Dekton Greta was created for the shower cladding.

“This project is of great importance to Cosentino South Africa for several reasons. First of all, it is the first major development in the country made entirely of Dekton, specifically, using a large quantity of Dekton Slim (4 mm). Secondly, Dekton was the ideal finish for a multitude of different interior applications thanks to its fantastic features and versatility. Had a different material been used, it would have been limited to certain applications, but not Dekton!”, Cosentino South Africa says finally.

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DEKTON
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Kreta

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Two bathrooms and a kitchen blending in with the historic building’s past

Carlos Álvarez, Construcciones Álvarez

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Location

Málaga (Spain)

Material

Dekton | Silestone

Colour

Albarium, Kreta, Helena | Ethereal Glow

Quantity

48 m2

Photography

Raquel Morcillo

Architecture/Design

Carlos Álvarez, Construcciones Álvarez

Application

Flooring, walls, worktops

End date

2022

Thickness

8 mm, 4 mm | 20 mm

Recapturing the spirit of the past and combining it with a fresh, functional and elegant atmosphere was the aim of Carlos Álvarez’s comprehensive refurbishment of this historic building. The original elements and materials have been preserved and merged with innovative surfaces such as Dekton and Silestone. These two Cosentino surfaces manage to establish a bridge between the past and the present in the refurbished spaces, being the main feature in the bathrooms and the kitchen, where they enhance a style halfway between classic and contemporary. In keeping with the context, both the original floor and the exposed brick walls have been retained. The result is a very personal home that strikes the perfect balance between past and present.

Two colours in dialogue

‘The ease of installation of the materials and the technical advice of the Cosentino team’ were for Carlos Álvarez one of the keys that paved the way for this refurbishment. This consisted of revamping the two main bathrooms with Dekton, a hard-wearing material that is perfect for these wet areas, thanks to its easy cleaning and simple maintenance.

Specifically, the colour chosen for one of the bathrooms was Dekton Albarium, which provides luminosity and refinement with its ecru and faded tone. This matt colour, which hides reflections and shine that simulate the marble dust, is paired with Dekton Kreta, used to cover the floor. Inspired by the ideal colour of cement, it brings a sense of serenity and balance to the space and blends in perfectly with the contemporary style of the room.

Romantic style

With a more romantic feel, another of the main bathrooms features a very interesting combination of textures and materials. In this case, Dekton Helena takes centre stage alongside wallpaper and exposed brick walls. Helena is a rich colour with a perfect balance between grey and white tones and a delicate distressed texture. This way, the depth of onyx – the natural stone that inspired this piece – can shine through. The wooden floors complete this bright bathroom full of details.

A kitchen with soul

The other room in which the dialogue between Cosentino’s innovative surfaces and the house’s historic past is clearly visible is the kitchen. Here, the hydraulic floor tiles have been preserved, creating a characterful atmosphere, as have the vaulted ceilings with exposed brick.

To highlight the aesthetic power of this traditional floor type and the original ceilings, the architect and designer selected Silestone Ethereal Glow for the worktops. A colour that shows elegant shades of gold and grey on a nuanced white background and can completely transform the kitchen into a bright and sophisticated space, while offering great resistance to stains and scratches.

Cosentino's materials used in this project

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{{Achieve a Grandmillennial style in your living room}}

If you love fusing vintage and modern styles, as well as the 70s and 80s home decoration featured in popular shows, you can consider yourself a grandmillennial. This trend emerged around 2019 in the United States among young millennials, who were nostalgic for the decoration of their grandmothers’ houses, and its popularity has spread thanks to social networks such as Instagram and Pinterest.

More than a style, it can be considered as a cultural movement, as it was the case with the hipsters. Here we take a closer look at the meaning of this term and tell you how you can bring it into your living room.

What is the Grandmillennial style?

The Grandmillennial style is a response to the prevailing minimalist and mid-century aesthetic that has dominated interior design over the past few years. It is a way of life and also a trend in interior design that was born among millennials and that borrows elements from their grandparents’ homes, bringing them up to date and combining them with other styles.

As is often the case, this trend is influenced by the fashion world, where the granny chic style has become popular, first among luxury brands, and later among low cost brands.

The Grandmillennial style features very unique elements such as Victorian furniture, embroidered fabrics, crocheted cushions, wallpaper with floral motifs… Many of these items are often found in vintage furniture markets and antique shops or are passed down from generation to generation.

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Interior spaces full of colour and personality

In opposition to the prevailing minimalist style, serene and based on neutral colours, some young lovers of traditional decoration decided that their homes should tell a story when walking through their doors. They do not want impersonal spaces and take inspiration from elements of old houses with which they feel most connected.

This style allows young people to convey their personality to their homes, giving their interior spaces a story to tell and bringing back the history of their own families through inherited pieces of furniture and decoration.

As we have mentioned in other articles, we can generate emotions and give character to a room through the use of colours. The Grandmillennial style is characterised by a palette of bright and vibrant colours, such as green, red and blue, as well as decorative patterns such as vichy checks and floral motifs, and fabrics like velvet.

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Ideas to give your living room a Grandmillennial style

If there is one place in your home where you can unleash your creativity, that is the living room. It is the place where you welcome your guests and where you spend the most time with your family and friends, and it is probably also the place that says the most about you and your personal style. People who choose a Grandmillennial style are not only looking for a functional and comfortable living room, but they also want to tell their own and their family’s history through the decoration, travel souvenirs, paintings, antique furniture…

If you are thinking about renovating your living room and are considering choosing a Grandmillennial style, here are some keys to success. And don’t forget to add your personal touch!

  • Choose design surfaces with a marbled pattern and lots of character for the flooring and claddings to add a classic and luxurious touch to your living room. Sensa by Cosentino offers unique natural stones full of character such as Vancouver, Orinoco and White Macaubas.
  • If you are looking for the look of natural stone but with the performance of Silestone and Dekton, we have the perfect colours for you, such as the new Onirika Collection, designed by Nina Magon and available in shops from September 2022.
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  • Don’t hesitate and add a decorative fireplace in natural stone or Dekton to give your living room the ultimate touch of classic glamour.
  • Combine contemporary furniture with Victorian style furniture made of solid wood with striking upholstery. A beautiful bottle green velvet sofa will add the granny chic touch you are looking for.
  • One of the most characteristics features is the hand painted floral motifs on walls and fabrics. The use of colourful and flowery cushions or curtains will make all the difference.
  • Add some traditional Chinese decorative porcelain in the form of lamps or vases. You can probably find them in vintage flea markets or at your family’s home in the countryside.
  • Combine classic style with contemporary decorative metal details for an updated look.

To convey your personal story to the design, include family memorabilia, furniture inherited from your grandparents’ old house in the village, oil portraits and souvenirs from your travels.

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{{How to choose the best outdoor furniture}}

When it comes to choosing outdoor furniture for your home, the same question always arises: what is the best material? Making the right choice is very important, as you want your furniture to stand the test of time and weather conditions such as rain, sun or snow. Therefore, you should know the climate where you live in order not to choose the wrong outdoor furniture.

Even more so if you take into account the trend in recent years to break down the barriers between the inside and the outside of the home, making them naturally merge together and unite. This is due to the growing need to connect with nature in the home through outdoor spaces, where family members can gather and have a good time, welcome guests for lunch or dinner, play sports or read a good book.

This effect of continuity between the interior and exterior of the house can only be achieved with outdoor furniture that fits in with the same decorative style of the house, that does not disrupt the overall aesthetics, and that is functional and resistant at the same time. A challenge that you will overcome thanks to Cosentino’s surfaces!

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What is outdoor furniture?

Outdoor furniture is a type of furniture specifically designed for the garden, terrace or balcony, but also for catering on terraces and beach bars. Such furniture is made to withstand the elements and maintain its aesthetics and function over time.

It differs from indoor furniture in its location, not in its functionality. In general, this furniture is intended for resting and sitting, so it should be comfortable. Outdoor furniture includes sets of garden tables and chairs, sun loungers, Balinese beds, benches, and swings, among others.

This is also true for outdoor kitchens with a barbecue, where the worktop should be made from a material resistant to the sun and high temperatures, such as our ultra-compact Dekton surface.

Which are the best materials for outdoor use?

The time has come to choose your outdoor furniture and you are sure to find a myriad of materials and options, but you are not sure which one is the best. Here you will learn about the differences between the main materials:

  • Wooden outdoor furniture: It is often a highly valued material for its natural feel and warmth. Although aesthetically a very good option, it should be noted that not all wood is resistant to moisture and temperature changes, so it will require annual maintenance to retain its original appearance.
  • Natural fibre outdoor furniture: It has certainly become a trend in recent years and can help you to continue the natural look of your interiors. It is very lightweight and decorative furniture that can be used both indoors and outdoors. The disadvantage, once again, is that it needs constant maintenance to prevent it from being damaged by water and sun, as well as accumulating a lot of dust that needs to be removed frequently.
  • Plastic or resin outdoor furniture: It offers a modern look and is highly versatile, as it is available in many different finishes and styles. It also withstands the elements very well. You should choose the right model and design so as not to disrupt the aesthetics of your home, pairing it with other more noble and warmer materials.
  • Metal outdoor furniture: It can be made from wrought iron, aluminium or stainless steel. Your outdoor area will look different depending on the metal you choose. It is usually very sturdy, but requires maintenance, such as a coat of anti-rust paint.
  • Built-in outdoor furniture: You can have your furniture made to measure and combine it with other hard-wearing materials.
  • Dekton outdoor furniture: Our surface is ideal for outdoor use, as it is resistant to high temperatures and is not affected by water or sunlight. Dekton surfaces can be used in combination with wood, metal or resin structures to create unique, bespoke furniture.
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And as for the colour, which one should you choose?

You will probably want to maintain continuity with the colour range you have used inside the house, to display a consistency between inside and outside.

A good way to achieve this between spaces is to use the same material in different rooms, and Dekton is perfect for this, as it can be used both indoors and outdoors, as well as for cladding, worktops, furniture and flooring.

Dekton offers you endless possibilities and you do not have to worry about it fading over time, since it is a surface that is highly resistant to high temperatures and UV rays.

You can go for colours inspired by natural wood, such as Dekton Valterra. This way, you can achieve the warm, natural effect of wood without having to worry about maintenance. You can also choose to create furniture in timeless, neutral colours that will never go out of fashion and last for many years with our Danae or Kelya colours from Dekton.

However, if you prefer a piece of furniture in a super trendy colour, use one of our latest additions: Umber from the Kraftizen collection by Dekton.

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How can outdoor furniture be protected?

The most important thing when it comes to protecting outdoor furniture is to be clear about how to care for each type of material. If in doubt, always protect your furniture from the sun by keeping it under a roof or covering it with a waterproof cover when not in use.

Especially if you opt for wooden outdoor furniture, make sure it is not exposed to direct sunlight, but under a porch or pergola. Use special coatings, such as wood oils and waxes, to protect it.

On the other hand, if you decide on wrought iron furniture, you should know that it also needs maintenance to prevent it from rusting, applying a coat of anti-rust paint every year.

Natural fibre furniture should be dusted frequently and wiped with salt water and dried thoroughly to prevent damage. Joints should be glued where necessary and protected under cover when not in use.

In the case of outdoor furniture made from Dekton, there is no need to be overly concerned about maintenance, as its technical features make it resistant to high temperatures, sun, knocks and water. Simply wipe the surfaces with a damp cloth and a little soap. Thanks to its almost zero porosity, Dekton does not stain and keeps dust away. Your furniture designed with Dekton will stay looking as good as new for years to come.

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