Cosentino Decorates the Newly Opened Mercado Little Spain in New York
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March 15, 2019
Today, one of the biggest culinary and cultural events of the year took place in New York: the opening of “Mercado Little Spain” on the West Side of Manhattan, the ambitious project led by José Andrés, in creative collaboration with the Adrià brothers, which is a celebration of all things España. As one of Spain’s most global companies with products decorating all kinds of kitchens and projects on every continent, Cosentino Group couldn’t miss being part of this historic event. As a key partner, Cosentino Group has collaborated by providing cladding and decoration for the market’s spaces.
With an area of 3,200 m2, Mercado Little Spain (10 Hudson Yards, West 30th Street) is the first project by José Andrés in New York, and also the first foray by brothers Albert and Ferran Adrià in the United States. Its ambitious mission is to showcase not only the food of Spain, but also the vibrant Spanish culture as a whole. Sharing this perspective, Cosentino has participated in the initiative from the start, using its surfaces to show the best and most innovative decoration and professional hospitality applications to be “made in Spain.”
To this end, Cosentino has provided nearly 210 slabs (almost 700 m2) of Dekton® and Silestone® products, examples of its excellence and innovation in decorative materials. When it comes to the ultra compact Dekton® surface, different shades have been used, including Entzo, Makai, Kelya, Aura 15, Fiord, Tundra, and Kairos, the most predominant with the greatest surface area on show. Meanwhile, Silestone®, the leading global brand of quartz surfaces, exhibits in the market its wide range of colours and finishes with application of covers, including White Platinum, Calacatta Gold, Blanco City, Ariel, Tigris Sand or, for example, a spectacular bar in Pearl Jasmine that is 3 cm thick.
The application of these surfaces has been guided by Juli Capella. This project represents a reunion for the trio, since Capella has already featured Cosentino products in other restaurant designs for chef José Andrés and ThinkFoodGroup, such as Somni restaurant in Los Angeles, which is helmed by chef Aitor Zabala.
Santiago Alfonso, Vice President of Marketing and Communication for the Cosentino Group, is pleased “to collaborate once more with José Andrés and ThinkFoodGroup on this impressive complex. It is a concept that combines tradition with a modern interpretation of our cuisine. This serves as a meeting point for the most talented chefs, suppliers, designers and artists in the country. Our products had to be there and, without a doubt, they help to improve the experience because of the design and the quality they provide.“
Mercado Little Spain
This miniature Spain is inspired in part by two of Spain’s traditional markets; La Boqueria in Barcelona and Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, boasting a food hall of almost 3,200 m2. When fully operational, the space will feature three full-service restaurants (Leña, Mar, and Spanish Diner), 15 dining and retail kiosks and three dedicated bars (Bar Celona,Vinos and Diner Bar).
From wood-fired paellas to delicious seafood from the Spanish coasts, and the quintessential tapas, pintxos, churros and Spanish tortillas, Mercado Little Spain will offer guests an immersive dining experience dedicated the food and culture of Chef Andrés’ home country.
This impressive Spanish food hall has, as a backdrop, the massive Hudson Yards urban complex in west Manhattan, a traditionally industrialized area whose recent redevelopment is making it one of the most innovative areas of the city. With more than 20 billion dollars of investment, Hudson Yards’ developers classify it as “the largest private real estate project in US history”.
For more information, visit: https://www.littlespain.com
About the Cosentino Group
The Cosentino Group is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. As a leading company, Cosentino imagines and anticipates together with its customers and partners design solutions that offer value and inspiration to people’s lives. This goal is made possible by pioneering brands that are leaders in their respective segments such as Silestone®, Dekton® and Sensa by Cosentino®. Technologically advanced surfaces, which allow the creation of unique designs for the home and public spaces.
The group bases its development on international expansion, an innovative research and development program, respect for the environment and sustainability, and its ongoing corporate commitment to society and the local communities where it operates, education, equality and health & safety.
The Cosentino Group currently distributes its products and brands in more than 110 countries, from its headquarters in Almeria (Spain). Currently Cosentino is present in 40 countries, with its own assets in 29 of them. The group has eight factories (seven in Almería (Spain and one in Brazil), one intelligent logistic platform in Spain, and more than 130 commercial and business units throughout the world. More than 90% of Cosentino Group’s financial turnover comes from international markets.
For more information:
Vanessa Feo / Cosentino Group International Communication / firstname.lastname@example.org / +34 616 436 498