Cosentino at Madrid Design Festival 2019
February 20, 2019
Cosentino at Madrid Design Festival
Cosentino is delighted to once again be supporting the 2019 Madrid Design Festival (MDF19) as a sponsor. Held throughout the month of February, the international festive is celebrating its second year.
Cosentino, following its collaboration as a showroom partner of the previous edition, is contributing to the content programming of this year’s festival. This time around, it’s bringing two important figures of the international design scene to the Spanish capital. These are the British designer, Benjamin Hubert and the Argentine-Swiss designer, Alfredo Häberli.
Benjamin Hubert will give a lecture regarding his vision of design at the Madrid Official Association of Architects (Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos deMadrid – COAM). His talk, entitled Design from Reason will be hosted in collaboration with Cosentino. The designer, who is the founder and creative director of the East London LAYER design studio, will present his recent projects, spanning from avant-garde furniture to progressive technology. He will also cover the distinctive creative process followed by his innovative studio in London. The talk will include an introduction to his forthcoming ‘RAYTRACE’ project with Cosentino. The conference will take place in COAM (Hortaleza street, 63), February 15, 17:45pm.
Alfredo Häberli will present his A Kitchen for the Near Future project on 26 February (12:30pm) at Cosentino City Madrid. Alfredo’ futuristic vision of the kitchen is sponsored by Dekton by Cosentino and was shown for the first time at the Living Kitchen Fair held in Cologne. Through the project, the designer touches on the social importance of food, in addition to food preparation and consumption and the sensuality of the objects and materials that surround it.
The company’s flagship showroom, Cosentino City Madrid is a space dedicated to architecture and design. Located at Paseo de la Castellana 11, it will have a key role in the MDF19 with a series of events; including:
Conversations on Cuisine and Architecture of the Silestone Institute
The Conversations on Architecture and Cuisine is a series organised by the Silestone Institute, which will be hosted by Cosentino at Madrid Design Festival. Consisting of debate and discussion sessions, professionals in different areas share their vision of the fusion of gastronomy and design in restaurants. During MDF19, chef Paco Roncero, interior designer María Villalón and Santiago Alfonso of the Silestone Institute, will host a discussion on restaurant architecture and design, and offer their own perspectives. February 1, 1:00pm at Cosentino City Madrid.
Exhibition “Squaring the Circle” by Pepe Cruz Novillo, winner of the National Design Award
Cosentino is also making a contribution to the festival programme with the exhibition La Cuadratura del Círculo (“Squaring the Circle”) by Pepe Cruz Novillo. Pepe is one of the pioneers of graphic design in Spain and a winner of the National Design Award. In 2014, he began this project, where the possible combinations of the 16 cubes generate more than 121 trillion different and unique creations, inviting visitors to play with his work. February 12, 7:00pm at Cosentino City Madrid.
Presentation of the study Global Kitchen 2
Finally, on the last day of the festival month, the Global Kitchen 2 study will be presented. Global Kitchen is an initiative by Cosentino to provide a forum for reflection on home cooking. Its goal is to transfer knowledge to the sector and to society in general. In 2017, the Global Kitchen: the Domestic Kitchen in the Age of Globalisation report was presented for the first time. This summarised the main trends in design, as well as the use that kitchens may have in the future. Using the first study as a starting point, Global Kitchen 2 offers different points of view regarding the kitchen as the centre of the home. It will be presented by Cosentino at Madrid Design Festival on February 28, 12:30 pm at Cosentino City Madrid.
Casa Decor Madrid 2019
At the same time as the Madrid Design Festival, Cosentino will also participate in Casa Decor Madrid 2019. Casa Décor is an exclusive display of interior design that is held every year in a different location in the centre of Madrid. For six weeks, the exhibition will open a unique historical building to the public. Nearly fifty spaces within will be decorated by the most renowned interior designers of today. From 24 January to 10 March 2019, you can visit Casa Decor Madrid at Núñez de Balboa 86.