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{{A Mediterranean style kitchen with an eye for space}}

Case Studies

A Mediterranean style kitchen with an eye for space

Sara Folch

Brava (3)

Location

Casa Decor 2010, Barcelona

Material

Silestone

Application

Worktops and furniture

Architecture/Design

Sara Folch

colour

Cygnus15

End Date

2010

Functional yet stylish

“We are Mediterranean. We love sunlight, enjoying terraces and outdoor spaces, friends and family. That was our premise when planning this kitchen, the Brava Kitchen, for Casa Decor 2010”, says interior designer Sara Folch. This commission came from TPC, a kitchen manufacturer and distributor with whom Sara had previously worked. TPC wanted Sara to design their top of the range kitchen, with all the features that any kitchen needs but without compromising on style or elegance.

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Warm colours and seasonal vegetables

“The idea I came up with was to make an outdoor kitchen in a very Mediterranean style. It has a surface area of 100 m2 and is set in a porch. It was autumn when we fitted the kitchen, so it was prepared for the colder months”.

Warm colours in shades of sand, olive green and aubergine were chosen to symbolise autumn vegetables and add a touch of colour to the kitchen. “We also designed the furniture cladding, the textures and the layout. Electrical appliances were hidden, just the way I like it, and opened thanks to a motor that made the doors slide”.

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Silestone: textured surfaces

We also wanted to create a vegetable garden in the central area of the kitchen. It all depended on the large island. “It measured 6 x 1.6 m and was divided into two areas, a cooking area and a wet area, in addition to the dining space”. Silestone Cygnus15 was the colour chosen by Sara.

“We wanted to try something different from what we had done so far, mainly gloss based, so I chose the matt, textured surface of Silestone. It is also a durable, easy to clean surface. It offers a wonderful range of colours to suit our projects, and the different thicknesses available allow for wall and worktop applications.

Thanks to its properties in terms of hardness and durability, Silestone Cygnus15 was also the surface chosen for the benches, perfectly reflecting the style intended to be conveyed.

Swing-like hanging velvet sofas in the same colour scheme as the rest of the kitchen and placed in front of an electric fireplace from which to observe the kitchen, added a touch of glamour to the project.

“We wanted to try something different from what we had done so far, mainly gloss based, so I chose the matt, textured surface of Silestone”.
Sara Folch

Sara Folch

Interior Designer

Cosentino's materials used in this project

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Cygnus15

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Jessica Rantala was inspired by Dekton to update her home

Jessica Rantala

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Location

Helsinki, Finland

Material

Dekton

Application

Kitchen tapletop, Bathroom countertop, Tv-table and coffee table

Thickness

20 mm

Architecture/Design

Jessica Rantala. Stonemason: Ylämaan Graniitti

colour

Olimpo | Helena

End Date

2020

Jessica Rantala is the CEO & Co-Founder of Content Corner in Helsinki. Jessica’s home improvement story is a perfect example on how our material Dekton can add new durability, life, and beauty into your home. Here you can see four tabletops, reaching from the kitchen to the bathroom ending up in the living room, replacing old worn-out ones or just added on top of existing furniture to add that extra design.

It all started in the kitchen and the dining area where a fresh glossy marble design in Dekton were chosen to be produced as a new table design. 'We gave our old dining table a new look by replacing its tabletop. We kept the legs from our previous table, which originally belong to my husband’s father and had been in our own family for ten years' Jessica explains, so here one can see the existing under construction saved and reused.

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With the dining table Jessica also took the chance of enlarging the size of it: 'Our updated table top is made of Dekton Olimpo and we arranged for it to be made slightly larger than our previous one. I dream of having new table legs attached to the corners of our new table top, but I'm still very pleased with our new dining table as it is now.'

Even if the Dekton Olimpo surface is white, high gloss and beautifully marbled it is still very resistant to scratches, stains, and eve heat from pots and pans. Here the family don’t have to worry about everyday life and stains from coffee, red wine, acids, oils etc. One could even spill nail polish on the top and remove it.

To maximize the use of the full slab (320x144cm) there was also an opening to replace a working space in the bathroom so well needed. An area where worktops are easily damages by the humidity. It is also a room so often forgotten in its design and here the Dekton top really adding a new improved look. Jessica’s comment: 'The wooden countertop in our bathroom had been bothering me for a long time, so we also replaced that with Dekton Olimpo.'

The two first updates in the home led Jessica to also rethink the livingroom where the cloudlike dreamy Dekton Helena was chosen: 'After spending some time enjoying our new dining tabletop and bathroom countertop, we also decided to update our TV-stand. It consists of two low cabinets from IKEA and a Dekton Helena countertop, which we ordered from Ylämaan Graniitti.'

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We have now seen some examples of improving existing tops and furniture in the home but Jessica also made a new stunning table for her living room where she describes the idea: 'The coffee table is the centrepiece of the living room. The last part of our design project was to design a completely new coffee table together with design studio Oranen & Turklin. The studio decided that the table should be 1 m x 1 m in size. It has a base made of light-coloured wood and a beautiful white and grey-toned Dekton Helena table top.'

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Cosentino's materials used in this project

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Olimpo

DEKTON
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Helena

DEKTON

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Case Studies

Cosentino’s Capsule Collection: artistically designed furniture

Nada Debs, Mustafa Khamash, Fadi Sarieddine, Aljoud Lootah, Dana Al Matrook and Newsha Dastaviz

Postcard

Location

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Material

Dekton Slim

Application

Furniture

Photography

Natelee Cocks

Architecture/Design

Nada Debs, Mustafa Khamash, Fadi Sarieddine, Aljoud Lootah, Dana Al Matrook and Newsha Dastaviz. Producer: Cherwell

colour

Various

End Date

2021

Thickness

4 mm

Five works of art and design made with Dekton Slim

In April 2021, Cosentino City Dubai launched an initiative to create the Capsule Collection of furniture and home accessories – the first line of furniture made with limited edition Dekton Slim, in partnership with five leading design houses in the Middle East region. Under the theme ‘Breaking Boundaries’, the collection comprises a rocking chair, a console, a coffee table, a range of low side tables and a series of vases, in which the use of Dekton Slim stands out and enhances both its functional and decorative features.

Renowned designers Nada Debs, Mustafa Khamash, Fadi Sarieddine, Aljoud Lootah and the duo Dana Al Matrook and Newsha Dastaviz, from The Line Concept studio, explored the limits of the material to the maximum in order to design 5 individual works of art in their signature design styles. The Capsule Collection was officially launched in September, after which it was showcased at Downtown Design in November 2021.

Tektonia Tables, by The Line Concept

Soft and organic lines challenge the perception of stone as a hard, cold and sharp material in the Tektonia Tables, created by The Line Concept as a tribute to the origins of the earth. This design integrates fluid organic shapes, symbolising nature. Parts of the tables are slabs sliced to expose layers reminiscent of the earth’s strata and the movement of tectonic plates, while the discreet stone edges exposed in the profile highlight the specific thinness of Dekton Slim. The colours used for these works of art were Dekton Stonika Helena, Bergen and Arga 4 mm thick.

The series includes one large and two small tables that can be displayed side by side or separated to show the layers of stone inside. ‘We hope that the Tektonia Tables will provide a fresh perspective on how cutting-edge materials such as Dekton Slim can be applied in unconventional designs,’ explain the designers from The Line Concept.

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Rocco, by Mustafa Khamash

Taking cues from the well-known rocking chairs in the design world, Rocco by Mustafa Khamash is a playful creation executed in the raw quality of Dekton Slim, with no unnecessary additions, finishes or embellishments. It represents Khamash’s vision of how we treat materials, whether for dressing ourselves, for dressing our domestic context and for the aesthetic quest for the abstraction of art. ‘I wanted to create a dynamic object that reflected the rich and vibrant design in this region. Rocco is an extrapolation of the idea that the first chair in human history could have been a stone and Dekton Kelya helped bring the idea to fruition,’ explains the designer.

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Talyd, by Aljoud Lootah

Drawing inspiration from the traditional large metal pots used for cooking over an open fire, Talyd is a collection of vases that pays homage to the UAE’s rich culinary culture and the everyday utensils and objects intertwined with the livelihood of the Emiratis of a bygone era.

Meaning legacy in Arabic, Talyd is a modern interpretation of archaeological finds. While the shapes and proportions of the vases are influenced by the original artefacts, they are repurposed as functional objects of curiosity with a minimalist design approach. The designer opted for the colours Kreta, Lunar, Sasea and Laos for these one-off pieces. ‘I was very excited about the idea of exploring the material in a completely new way and creating three-dimensional and functional products,’ points out Aljoud Lootah.

Paper Coffee Table, by Fadi Sarieddine

Paper Coffee Table is a creation that celebrates the thinness of Dekton Slim. Featuring a thin 4 mm exposed edge, the material appears to hover like a table top, a feat of engineering achieved by a system of voluminous solid walnut legs held in place with metal tension rods. The slimness of the slab is visually enhanced by the deliberately voluminous legs. Paper Coffee Table, designed by Fadi Serieddine, owes its elegance to this contrast, as well as to the geometry generated by the structural factors of tension and compression. The striking combinations of materials also play a key role in complementing the morphology of the table, whose top is finished in Dekton Kreta. ‘Paper Coffee Table helped me to explore the features of the material and to look into its new dimensions when applied to furniture,’ comments Fadi Sarieddine.

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Carapace Console, by Nada Debs

In line with Nada Debs’ philosophy of creating unusual combinations of materials, this console creates a synergy of opposing elements through a playful geometric composition of natural and industrial elements that fit together seamlessly. Craftsmanship can be found in the precise marquetry using the signature pattern of the houses of the region, hence the name ‘Carapace’ meaning ‘shell’. ‘The aim was to create a synergy between Cosentino’s cutting-edge technology and the intricate craftsmanship of the region,’ explains designer Nada Debs, who chose the colours Kelya, Kreta and Lunar to bring this piece to life.

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Cosentino's materials used in this project

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Helena

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Kelya

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Kreta

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Lunar

DEKTON
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Laos

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Case Study

A table reminiscent of a garden

Colin Seah

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Location

Singapore

Material

Dekton

Application

Furniture

Thickness

12 mm

Architecture/Design

Colin Seah

colour

Kraftizen Umber

End Date

2022

Quantity

2400 x 1200 mm

Garden Table: a playful design reminiscent of the outdoors

The Garden Table transcends the boundaries of the functional design to become an inspiring piece that takes us outdoors through its shape and materials, as if we were in the middle of a lush garden. ‘The Garden Table is inspired by wanting to bring the outdoors into the house, and Cosentino was the perfect partner to make it happen,’ explains its designer, architect Colin Seah. According to Seah, the starting point for this table was in fact the material itself.

‘The Dekton Kraftizen Collection is really inspiring because it evokes such a tactility of being outdoors, of the naturalistic feel of things. You are almost transported to a location that is far from the tight urban, dense bustle that we are so used to,’ assures Seah.

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A stucco feel in reddish tones

The colour selected for this specific table, which is currently on display at Cosentino City in Singapore, was Umber, a terracotta shade inspired by the natural pigment bearing its name. Its reddish tone and slight embossing add a lot of warmth to the space. The entire Kraftizen collection, of which the Umber colour is part, is inspired by Venetian stucco and offers minimalist and highly versatile surfaces thanks to its large format slabs. Along with its powerful aesthetics, the sustainability and durability of Dekton, a carbon neutral surface throughout its life cycle, was paramount to the designer. In addition, it is a stain-resistant surface due to its low porosity, requires very little maintenance and is also highly resistant to scratches and the sun’s rays.

An unusual garden table

‘I wanted to design a table that enables you to feel like you are actually in a garden,’ explains the designer, who created a cut-out in the piece to house a large potted plant. ‘We wanted to make the surface look like it was floating,’ says Seah. ‘So there is a very thin edge that we created, we chamfered it so that the heaviness of the base material almost disappears. We also wanted it to be a bit playful. Unlike the typical four-legged table, our intention was to create a certain sense of asymmetry, slightly playful, so there are two legs supporting one corner, while the other part of the table rests solely on a solid stump,’ explains Seah. The result is a lightweight table with a lot of character.

‘The Dekton Kraftizen Collection is really inspiring because it evokes such a tactility of being outdoors, of the naturalistic feel of things’.
Colin Seah

Colin Seah

Founder of Ministry of Design (MOD)

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Steen & Strøm

Case Study

Luxury and durability for a shopping centre in Oslo

Steen & Strøm/Expedit/Värnamo Glas

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Location

Oslo, Norway

Material

Dekton

colour

Helena XGloss

Quantity

535 m2

Architecture/Design

Expedit

Application

Furniture cladding

End Date

2021

Thickness

4 mm and 12 mm

High end design for a luxury perfumery

The first Fredrik & Louisa perfumery, specialising in high end cosmetic and perfume brands, was founded in Oslo in 1984 and has since grown to 50 shops spread throughout Norway. One of them, located on the ground floor of the exclusive Steen & Strøm shopping centre, has recently been renovated by the Expedit team of the Wanzl Group, who have come up with a new design in line with the Luxury & Premium concept of the perfumery.

In this way, the shopping experience takes place in a luxurious and exclusive environment, with attention to detail, a distinguishing feature of this retail chain that takes care of every aspect of the shop interior, from light and temperature, to air quality. They all play a crucial role in creating the perfect experience of exclusivity and showcasing attractive products in an exciting and inspiring shop environment.

Dekton, a surface with inspiring designs

The luxury products of the Fredrik & Louisa perfumery in this shopping centre now enjoy a unique setting amidst brick walls, natural wood and surfaces clad in Dekton. Specifically, Dekton Helena with a high gloss finish was used. Helena, a shade inspired by Onyx natural stone, brings dazzling colour and an almost unreal atmosphere. Its rich colour with grey and white tones and a delicate crackle make this material the perfect canvas for displaying luxury products. The concept is also in line with the image of Steen & Strøm, the department store firm that since 1797 has been bringing together attractive brands and designers in its shops, where historic architecture is blended with contemporary and stylish elements.

Highly resistant finishes

“Dekton has the ideal weight, size and design finishes for any shop project”, says Oskar Petterson, Project Manager at Cosentino Scandinavia. Its high stain and scratch resistance make it the perfect partner for spaces that are prone to wear and tear, with high traffic and heavy use. In addition to this, according to Petterson, the availability of large format, 4 mm thick Dekton Slim slabs for all walls and pieces of furniture, which create minimal joints, helps to achieve this unique atmosphere.

“It was crucial for Fredrik & Louisa to find a partner like us, who proactively came up with optimisation ideas and alternative solutions to meet the scheduled implementation plan without delay”.
Oskar Petterson

Oskar Petterson

Project Manager for Cosentino Scandinavia

Cosentino's materials used in this project

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Case Study

Silestone gives a fresh new look to an iconic hotel in Finland

Schauman Architects

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Location

Turku, Finland

Material

Silestone

colour

Eternal Marquina, Eternal Noir, Eternal Calacatta Gold

Quantity

276 cut-to-size slabs

Architecture/Design

Schauman Architects

Application

Worktops, tables

End Date

2021

Thickness

12 mm / 20 mm

The third life of a historic hotel in Turku

The most famous and iconic hotel in Turku, Finland, has been built from scratch after dismantling the old building from the 1970s. This large scale project, managed by YIT construction company and designed by Schauman Architects, has resulted in a new, more energy efficient building equipped with modern technologies. But not all is gone. The new Scandic Hamburger Börs hotel retains the essence of the original building in its design. The oldest part of the hotel, protected by Finnish heritage legislation, has been restored, and the new building, built over the extension carried out in the 1970s, maintains a historical dialogue with it.

The hotel’s origins date back to 1894, when the Hamburger Bierhalle restaurant opened its doors. Back then the site was occupied by a two storey stone building dating from the 1830s. Later at the turn of the century it was renovated in an Art Nouveau style that still remains today. Known for her charisma and leadership, hotel founder Wallina Valtin bought the restaurant in 1898, while the hotel began operating in 1904. Valtin sold the Hamburger Börs hotel to the Turku Cooperative Society, who were in charge of the extension project carried out in the 1970s and which gave the hotel a second life. Modernisation of the building began in the late 2010s. At that time, the owner was the insurance company LocalTapiola. However, now it has been acquired by the Scandic hotel chain, which is giving this architectural icon a third life.

A project with a soul

The new building has been designed by Schauman Architects and preserves elements from the early 20th century. Its Más restaurant, located on the ground floor, is accessed through a reception area, a lounge and a spacious foyer. The heated winter garden by the restaurant and the open air terrace next to the rooftop bar complete the common areas. The hotel has 272 rooms and suites in total.

According to Janne Halin of the architecture studio, the project involved a dialogue between several different styles and the main challenge was to adapt the new building to its surrounding architecture. Combining the old with the contemporary while paying homage to the past has been the great challenge of the project.

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Quality materials

Among the materials used in the renovation project, the architecture studio chose Silestone for the worktops and tables in the restaurant and the rooms. Eternal Marquina was the colour chosen for the bar counter, a colour that evokes the Nero Marquina marble, bringing elegance and depth to the space and rounding off the Spanish inspired design of this common area of the hotel. The tables in Eternal Noir, another dramatic shade, complete the atmosphere. Silestone surfaces are highly resistant to stains, scratches and are easy to maintain, which makes them the ideal material for spaces like this.

Charming rooms

The hotel’s cosy rooms feature an elegant interior design. From the luxurious suite with beautiful arched windows to the standard rooms, they all offer an atmosphere in which the hotel’s history and contemporary comforts come together. “The interior design of the rooms features a neo-Scandinavian style that uses warmer colours to create a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere, replacing traditional styles based on light and simple colours”, says interior architect Jaakko Puro.

Cosentino's materials used in this project

Eternal-Marquina-1

Et. Marquina

SILESTONE
Eternal-Noir-slab

Et. Noir

SILESTONE
Calacatta-Gold-silestone

Et. Calacatta Gold

SILESTONE

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{{A state of the art house on the lake}}

Case Study

A state of the art house on the lake

Christian Frömel, F2 Architekten

Image number 128 of the current section of A state of the art house on the lake in Cosentino Ireland

Location

Seewalchen am Attersee, Promenade, Austria

Material

Dekton

colour

Danae, Zenith

Quantity

780 m2

Architecture/Design

Christian Frömel, F2 Architekten

Application

Worktops, flooring, wall cladding, stairs, tiles, façade

End Date

2021

Thickness

Danae 8 mm / 12 mm / 30 mm, Zenith 4 mm / 8 mm / 12 mm

A minimalist and contemporary villa in Austria

For many years, contractor Norbert Hartl dreamed of owning a house by the lake Attersee, in Salzkammergut, Austria. A stunning natural setting of turquoise waters that has attracted people throughout the course of history and where settlements can be traced from the Neolithic period to the mansions of the 18th and 19th centuries. This beautiful setting, which was a source of inspiration for artists such as Gustav Klimt and Gustav Mahler, is now home to Norbert Hartl’s new house, which adds a contemporary, minimalist touch to the landscape.

Designed to enjoy the panoramic views from every room, the house blends harmoniously into its surroundings. F2 Architekten won the architectural competition for the construction of this cubic building with horizontal lines and timeless design in which the use of Dekton surfaces, both in the façade and in its interiors, stands out.

Classic design with cutting edge technology

“For this project we were lucky to have a client with a deep affinity for architecture who, with great skill, attention to detail and bold decisions, led us to discover a new material for us: Dekton”, explains architect Christian Frömel from F2 Architekten. This spectacular design project arises from the interpretation of the style of the great masters of modernity, but makes use of a cutting edge material such as Dekton. “Dekton is a blend of 20 natural minerals that are pressed at 25,000 tons pressure and sintered at 1,200°C”, explains Oliver Reiter, Managing Director of Cosentino Austria. “We replicate the metamorphic processes that occur naturally in the formation of stone, which can take millions of years, at an accelerated rate and under controlled conditions. This results in an ultracompact surface for the world of architecture and design with outstanding technical and design features”.

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The advantages of versatility

The many advantages of Dekton, an ultracompact material that is frost and stain resistant and that comes in a wide range of sizes and thicknesses, were decisive in the architects’ choice. “This versatility allowed us to minimise the number of surfaces used: wood, plaster, glass and Dekton”, says Christian Frömel. The ventilated façade and balustrades, the stair treads, the floors of the terraces and the interior of the house, as well as the fireplace and kitchen island are clad in Dekton.

Sandy shades for the interior

For the core of the building and all floor surfaces, the colour chosen was Dekton Danae, a sandy tone that creates a continuity between indoor and outdoor spaces. The medium height storage unit housing the television and the two sides of the fireplace are also clad in Dekton, creating a cosy atmosphere. The interior design is the work of Steininger Designers, including the kitchen island, a custom designed monolithic block inspired by an in-house design. The kitchen is clad in Dekton Zenith, a glossy white colour. “Aesthetics is function”, says managing director Martin Steininger, a convinced minimalist. “The fact that the things we surround ourselves with are perfectly manufactured makes them valuable”. This also conveys the philosophy of the owner of the house. “Dekton was truly an inspiration for this heartfelt project”, says Norbert Hartl.

The architectural challenges

With the exception of the interior design, the project was entirely carried out by Schmid Baugruppe, the company of Norbert Hartl, the owner. “Building down to the bare essentials can be very challenging. We put a lot of technical effort into it”, says the foreman and engineer. For the building envelope, the director and architect were inspired by the ventilated curtain façade of the Kap West building in Munich. GIP façade specialists helped design the substructure using Schöck Isolink, without thermal bridging. It was manufactured according to the detailed planning of FSP Metalltechnik, a company of the Schmid Baugruppe. The Dekton slabs, cut at the Cantoria facilities, Almería, were fixed with Keil anchors.

Dekton surfaces were also used for the steel balustrade surrounding the house for privacy purposes, which is not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing. To integrate them, special hinges were used for the doors of the ramp leading to the main entrance and for the almost invisible balustrade door, which gives access to the lake.

Image number 145 of the current section of A state of the art house on the lake in Cosentino Ireland
“Its solid materiality for façades, floors and furniture, its robustness and easy maintenance and, additionally, the versatility and precision that make it possible to create stunning architectural and design details, make this material truly unique”.
Norbert Hartl

Norbert Hartl

Managing Partner of Schmid Baugruppe and owner of the property.

Cosentino's materials used in this project

danae-dekton-1

Danae

DEKTON
Zenith-dekton

Zenith

DEKTON

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Image number 146 of the current section of Salboy Manchester in Cosentino Ireland

Salboy Manchester

Case Study

A sleek design for a luxury housing developer

Studio Power

Image number 156 of the current section of Salboy Manchester in Cosentino Ireland

Location

Salford, United Kingdom

Material

Dekton

colour

Danae

Quantity

150 m2

Architecture/Design

Studio Power

Application

Interior cladding, stairs and furniture.

End Date

2021

Thickness

8 mm, 12 mm, 20 mm

A design that reflects quality and sustainability

Natural colours and a very contemporary design renew the aesthetics of the new showroom of Salboy, a property development company based in Salford, UK. In this way the project by Studio Power has achieved an image in keeping with the success of this company, which has delivered more than 2,400 homes across the UK and focuses on the development of high quality residential accommodation. Domis Construction helped bring the project to life from conception to construction, while Granite Tops UK was the manufacturer.

The multidisciplinary architecture studio chose Dekton by Cosentino surfaces for this project, not only because of their natural appearance, but also because of their durability and zero carbon footprint throughout their life cycle, thus contributing to an environment focused on sustainability.

Image number 160 of the current section of Salboy Manchester in Cosentino Ireland

Light and a sense of movement

Among the wide range of available designs, the team of architects chose Dekton Danae to bring the spaces to life. This colour, which is part of Dekton Natural Collection, plays with different shades of beige to create a sandy toned surface that reflects light and captures movement. It was supplied in different thicknesses for use as interior cladding, stairs and furniture. The 20 mm thickness was used for the stairs, while 12 mm surfaces were used for the reception counter and 8 mm for the cladding of walls, columns and planters. “Danae was the perfect shade for this project. We were impressed with the versatility of the different thicknesses. Danae can achieve really sharp details, such as in the planters and stairs, and its strength and durability are ideal for this application”, says Sam Power, Director of Studio Power.

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“Danae was the perfect shade for this project. We were impressed with the versatility of the different thicknesses. Danae can achieve really sharp details, such as in the planters and stairs, and its strength and durability are ideal for this application”.
Sam Power

Sam Power

Director of Studio Power

A durable material

It is precisely the technical advantages offered by Dekton that make it the perfect material for this type of application in spaces where high traffic is expected and where durability is required. Dekton is highly resistant to scratches, stains, fire and heat. It is therefore perfect for commercial and residential projects involving stair surfaces, cladding, flooring and furniture, which will stay as good as new for a long time.

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DEKTON

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Grill Bar

Case Study

Open design and faultless beauty

Racheli Ben Avi

Image number 175 of the current section of Grill Bar in Cosentino Ireland

Location

Tel Aviv, Israel

Material

Dekton

colour

Trilium, Laos, Kovik, Bromo

Quantity

120 m2

Photography

Tal Nissim

Architecture/Design

Racheli Ben Avi

Application

Wall cladding, flooring, bar

End Date

2021

Thickness

8 mm, 12 mm, 20 mm

A restaurant with an open and seamless design in Tel Aviv

The design of the new Grill Bar in Tel Aviv was a great challenge for interior designer Racheli Ben Avi. The aim was to create a seamless space that would offer clients a sensory experience through its atmosphere. “The biggest challenge of the project was planning the restaurant space. The idea was to create an open space that would encourage a natural and dynamic flow, allowing visual connection between the different parts of the space”, explains the designer. In addition to this, the combination of several different styles posed the challenge of maintaining a well-balanced and refined design.

“The eclectic style was achieved by integrating industrial materials, an exposed black painted ceiling, bronze light fixtures, a wine display cabinet, green plants and a brightly coloured pop art piece in the cladding”, she explains. To merge all these different elements, Racheli Ben Avi opted for Cosentino materials. The entire restaurant is clad in Dekton, including the bar counter, walls, cabinets and floor.

Inspired by nature

“My inspiration for the planning and design of the restaurant was nature itself. Its colours and intensity were my starting point”, says Racheli Ben Avi. The textures of Dekton gave the project that natural touch. Dekton Laos was used for the bar top. Its dark matt shades together with its weathered look reinterpret industrial design. This colour was combined with the luxuriant Dekton Trilium for a contemporary design. Inspired by volcanic stones, the colour mix of Trilium adds touches of deep grey and black shades. Bromo, a dark grey colour with a natural texture, has been used on the floor, thus rounding off the design.

Designed to last

“The planning and design of the project started with the selection of materials”, says the designer. Since it is a restaurant, it was important that all materials were durable, something that the Dekton colours chosen for the project guarantee. Without compromising on design and beauty, Racheli Ben Avi opted for Dekton’s technical properties to ensure durability. In addition to its resistance to stains and scratches, it is a very easy to clean surface, hygienic and perfect for food contact, thus meeting all the requirements of a catering establishment such as this one.

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“My inspiration for the planning and design of the restaurant was nature itself. The colours, the intensity of nature were my starting point``.
Racheli Ben Avi

Racheli Ben Avi

Visual richness

“From my perspective as a designer, my concept focuses on originality and visual richness. These are the hallmarks of the space that I have designed to offer a unique atmosphere to clients who come to enjoy both the place and the wonderful dishes served”, the designer points out.

Image number 183 of the current section of Grill Bar in Cosentino Ireland
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Image number 185 of the current section of Grill Bar in Cosentino Ireland

Cosentino's materials used in this project

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Trilium

DEKTON
LOS-fullslab

Laos

DEKTON
Kovik

Kovik

DEKTON
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Bromo

DEKTON

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