Cosentino Collaborates with Daniel Germani on a Bespoke Dekton Furniture Piece – The Chaos Console
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September 28, 2015
The world leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for architecture and design, The Cosentino Group, is delighted to announce a new collaboration with architect and designer, Daniel Germani. This exciting partnership aims to explore the ultra-compact surface, Dekton’s potential as a material for bespoke studio furniture. The first piece from the collection, the Chaos Console will have its European debut at 100% Design London from the 23 – 25 September.
The Chaos Console was inspired by the iconic design of the B.K.F. chair by Grupo Austral; contrasting the stunning black wood finish effect of Dekton’s Ananke against the brass tubular structure. The complex and intricate design of the steel structure works with the unique angles of the Dekton top to create a striking piece of furniture. Taking full advantage of Dekton’s technical properties, such as its high resistance to UV rays, Daniel Germani designed and built the Chaos Console for both indoor and outdoor use.
“Cosentino is thrilled to be working with Daniel Germani Designs on this collaboration,” said Lorenzo Marquez, Vice President of Marketing for Cosentino North America. “Dekton offers unlimited creative possibilities and through Daniel’s vision, we see that potential come to life in the form of incredible statement furniture pieces.”
Dekton is an ultra-compact surface material made from a complex mix of the raw materials that are used to manufacture glass, porcelain and quartz, which is placed under ultra-compression to form the final product. First introduced in 2013, it has since transformed the world of surfacing by providing superior design and performance solutions, with little maintenance required. Due to its unique technical properties, it offers exceptional strength; high resilience against impact, scratches and stains; very low water absorption and a high resistance to freezing, thawing and UV rays. These unique characteristics permit Dekton to be used in a variety of interior and exterior applications, which is now being explored further to include furniture design through Cosentino’s partnership with Daniel Germani.
“It is incredibly inspiring to work with Cosentino,” said Germani. “The unique, sophisticated features of Dekton are extraordinary, and it allows for a designer to remove limits when imagining potential designs. Any size application or any environment is possible with this material.”
Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Daniel Germani is the Creative Director and Founder of Daniel Germani Designs. Upon completing his studies as an architect, Daniel spent eight years living and working in Europe in various creative and entrepreneurial endeavors. He now lives in Phoenix, AZ, where his current projects include custom furniture design and architectural renovation. Daniel’s aesthetic is influenced by the Bauhaus, Oscar Neimeyer, Le Corbusier, Mies and Frank Lloyd Wright, and his philosophy is simple: good design should always be honest and inspiring.
From £4,700 – available by order only through Daniel Germani Designs
Chaos Console by Daniel Germani Designs in collaboration with Dekton by Cosentino
Curved tubular steel and Dekton’s Ananke
102″ x 23″ x 30″ ½
Photography Credits: Michael Woodall