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Cosentino is delighted to be showcasing the innovative project, Dektonclay by Apparatu on the evening of Tuesday 19th September as part of this year’s London Design Festival. The handcrafted installation is a result of a collaboration that started three years ago between Cosentino and the Spanish ceramic design studio lead by Xavier Mañosa.
On display for the first time in the UK, Dektonclay is the work of Spanish designer, Xavier Mañosa of Apparatu design studio. Xavier was inspired by exploring the concept of the kitchen, and the opportunity to use only one material to do so. The final project comprises of a collection of table and kitchenware, furniture pieces and even a kitchen itself. The ovens, the kitchen top, the structure and the handles are created with Dekton® XGloss Spectra, offering a luminous black finish. The process involved modelling, pressing, extruding, and firing, pushing the malleability of the material in different artisanal processes.
The aim of the ceramist was to discover new ways of working with Dekton®, to find out how the material behaved under different temperatures or conditions of density. The finished installation demonstrates the versatility of the ultra-compact surface, Dekton® and the different uses to which it can be applied.
Xavier Mañosa says, “I chose this Dekton® XGloss finish specifically because its spectacular glossy surface contrasts with the matte finish of the moulded pieces that serve as a support, thus creating a very powerful glossy/matte visual effect.”
Dektonclay can be seen at Cosentino’s UK flagship commercial design centre, Cosentino City London on the evening of Tuesday 19th September during London Design Festival. Located at 28-32 Old Street, the stunning showroom is situated in the hub of the architectural and design community and will open its doors to architects and designers for a series of must attend events: Monday 18th, Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th and Friday 22nd (5:30pm to 8:30pm) in September 2017. On display for the first time will also be five striking new Dekton® colours.
VISIT US AT Cosentino City London, 28-32 Old Street | Clerkenwell | London | EC1V 9AB