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Milan Design Week 2017: “Dektonclay” by Apparatu

Dektonclay by Apparatu is a must-see exhibit being featured at this year’s Milan Design Week. The global leader in production and architectural surfaces, Cosentino presents Dektonclay, a new project designed by Apparatu which explores the versatility of Dekton® ultra-compact surfaces.

This project is a result of the collaboration that started three years ago between Cosentino and the Spanish ceramic design studio lead by Xavier Mañosa. Dektonclay will be on display during the 15th edition of Milan Design Week until 9 April in Room #1 via Cesare Correnti 14.

Throughout the Dektonclay exhibit, Xavier Mañosa explores the concept of the kitchen, creating a collection of pieces that focus on cooking and eating, expressed through one material. Mañosa uses Dekton® in Spectra XGloss for every part of the kitchen, including a table, kitchenware and furniture pieces.

“I chose this Dekton® XGloss finish specifically because its spectacular glossy surface which contrasts with the matte finish of the moulded pieces that serve as a support, thus creating a very powerful glossy/matte visual effect,” explained Xavier Mañosa.

The entire project was created through the process of modelling, pressing, extruding, firing and 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 and conditions of density.

Since its launch in 2013, Dekton® has transformed the world of surfacing by offering both superior design and performance as well as low maintenance. Due to its technical properties, the material offers exceptional strength; high resistance to impact, scratches and stains; very low water absorption and resistance to UV rays and thermal shock.

If you are in Milan for Milan Design Week, be sure to preview the Dektonclay by Apparatu exhibit in Room #1 via Cesare Correnti 14 during the hours of 10am-8pm.

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