“Madera Meets Dekton®”, beauty and resilience at Milan Design Week 2017
April 2, 2017
Cosentino and Riva 1920, firm specialized in the production of solid wood furniture, present together the project “Madera Meets Dekton®”, created by the recognized designer Daniel Germani.
“Madera Meets Dekton®”, is a singular and spectacular timeless credenza. (2.5m long x 0.7m high x 0.46m wide). The body of Madera is a very elegant frame built with the ultra-compact surface Dekton® in its high polished black hue Spectra XGloss. Almost in a loving gesture, this frame is embraced by two organic pieces of solid American walnut carved to perfection by the master woodworkers at Riva1920.
“Madera Meets Dekton®” reinterprets the essence of wood through its combination with Dekton®, a material that thanks to its nature and technology offers a unique look and functionality for design and architectural applications.
Daniel Germani: “I love wood’s organic texture, shape shifting abilities and perfect imperfections. “Madera Meets Dekton®” happened during a visit to Riva 1920’s compound… walking the shop with Maurizio and learning about all the processes and techniques was an incredible experience and one that sparked a fire in my head. In that moment, the softness and malleability of the wood and the hard, resilient almost stubborn nature of Dekton® made perfect sense together… almost like a hug or an embrace. The rest is history. At the end, I am so proud that Cosentino and Riva 1920 allowed me to design, play and push the limits of the materials…this is just the beginning because the possibilities are endless.”
“Madera Meets Dekton®” reflects handcraft combined with innovation and design linked to technology. It is also the result of an extensive research about raw materials, respect for the environment, innovative creative processes and work done with the utmost quality.