COSENTINO COLLABORATES WITH SWEDISH DESIGN STUDIO FORM US WITH LOVE
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April 27, 2012
Cosentino Group, a world leader in the production and distribution of quartz surfaces and natural stone, has collaborated with the internationally acclaimed Swedish design studio, Form Us With Love to create stunning vases made from Silestone, Cosentino’s line of natural quartz. The conceptual project entitled “Silestone Slab Vases” was unveiled last week as part of the “Form Us With Friends” exhibition at the Swedish Museum of Architecture during Stockholm Design Week.
The beautifully crafted contemporary vases consist of cylindrical Silestone rings slipped over a metal bracket measuring nearly 16 inches tall, creating a watertight vessel. The size, color and finish of the rings vary, and are cut so that the shape of the vase transforms with each assembly. The innovative design breaks away from the typical Silestone slab and explores the material in an entirely new dimension.
“Silestone is manmade but from natural materials, and that’s what fascinated us,” said Jonas Pettersson, co-founder of Form Us With Love. “They take something from nature, add resin and color, and make it better. That’s what appealed to us as industrial designers.”
The collaboration between Silestone and Form Us With Love first began at the Stockholm Design Week last year. Form Us With Love then developed the vase concept in their Stockholm studio and visited the Cosentino headquarters in Almeria, Spain to begin the fabrication process, which utilized water jet stone-cutting machinery. Following the 2012 Stockholm Design Week, the conceptual vases will remain on display at Cosentino’s headquarters.
“Form Us With Love showcases a fresh new perspective for Silestone with this concept, reminding us that design possibilities are endless,” said Vanessa Feo, Communication Manager for Cosentino Group in Europe. “They are a fantastically skilled design trio.”
To view a video on the project, click on the following link http://youtu.be/L-A7gwCaUjQ
For more information on Silestone, visit www.silestoneusa.com
About Form Us With Love:
Form Us With Love is an internationally acclaimed design studio from Stockholm founded by Jonas Pettersson, John Löfgren and Petrus Palmér. Since 2005, they have aimed to challenge the conventional through design initiatives. Add website