Cosentino Group and Monica Förster launch a collaboration at Stockholm Design Week 2015
News, Top Life
February 5, 2015
Cosentino launches a brand new collaboration with Monica Förster Design Studio during Stockholm Design Week 2015. The first part of the collaboration is a table accessory collection called Twilight, made entirely of Dekton. The collection will be presented in an exhibition at Bianchi Café & Cycles in Stockholm.
Cosentino Group is the global leader in natural stone and innovative surfaces for architecture and design. In 2014 Cosentino Group launched Dekton, a material with huge potential for the architecture and design field. Twilight is a collection of table accessories and outdoor candleholders designed by Monica Förster Design Studio for Bianchi Café & Cycles. Dekton’s unique resistance to heat and thermal shock have inspired the designer to create the collection.
“Dekton feels like a Hi-Tec, futuristic material,” said designer Monica Förster. “The material’s unique qualities; its resistance to heat, thermal shock and the fact that it is ultra compact makes it a very exciting material for me, as a designer, to explore. We have therefore created a collection which is based on these qualities.”
The collection consists of two families, Tealight and Moonlight. Tealight is a collection of trays, with an integrated tealight holder, which creates a nice ambiance. The Tealight collection includes a tealight holder as well as a coaster for oil and vinegar.
The other family, Moonlight, is a collection of candleholders in two sizes. The key to this collection is the contrast between light and shadow. The Moonlight collection is made of three different shaped sides that interact with each other. This creates a movement that makes the object look different depending on which angle you are viewing it from. By turning the torch holders in different directions, it is possible to create numerous variations within the world of illumination.
Since Dekton is extremely compact, it is easy to wipe clean if it gets dirty by the smoke from the outdoor candles. The products are made in 8 mm and 12 mm Dekton in the colours Irok, Zenith, Domoos and Sirocco.
Twilight is a collaboration between Cosentino Group, Monica Förster Design Studio and Stengruppen, designed specifically for Bianchi Café & Cycles. The installation will be launched on February 2 and is open to the public until February 20 at Bianchi Café & Cycles terrace in central Stockholm. Monica Förster is the recipient of the Designer of the Year by presented by Elle Decoration in February 2015.