Cosentino Hosts “Outdoor Living – The Ultimate Amenity,” An ICFF Talks Panel Showcasing Dekton’s Innovation In The Outdoor Design Space
May 20, 2019
On Sunday, May 19th, Cosentino hosted a panel at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF)–a premier platform for North American design that offers an unparalleled glimpse at cutting-edge design trends from all over the world alongside educational programming driven by industry leaders. The ICFF Talks panel, titled “Outdoor Living – The Ultimate Amenity,” was moderated by Interior Design Magazine Managing Director, Helene Oberman. During the panel discussion, Cosentino’s partnering architect and designer, Daniel Germani, along with fellow panelists, Cosentino ambassador and designer, Kerrie Kelly of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab and Stephanie Sarkies, Design Director with Pembrooke & Ives, discussed various case studies and offered their thoughts on emerging trends in the expanding world of outdoor design. The discussion also centered around Dekton’s durability, versatility, and flexibility in terms of application.
Recent studies and reports reflect a growing demand across the country for outdoor living spaces, for which Sarkies cites an increasing interest in spending quality time with family outdoors, along with finding quiet, peaceful places to enjoy. For Kelly, much of the value of outdoor living spaces lies in the emotional aspect of creating memories outside.
Germani offers insight on the disappearing line between the indoor and outdoor space and the role of technology in gradually erasing this division. In terms of future innovation, Germani noted during the panel that, “The more you get involved with these technologies, the more opportunities they open. You never know what’s next.”
Kelly specifies that when it comes to outdoor design, options are key. She states that as a result of high performance technology, “Companies like Cosentino and Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens are really able to blur the line between indoor and outdoor, with what’s happening with fabrics and materials.” With ultra-durable surfaces on the market for outdoor application, “the accessibility is there now.”
In addition to the panel, Cosentino showcased Elements by TECNO, the new collaboration for outdoor living designed by Daniel Germani, at Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens’ booth #2547 at ICFF. The project, featuring Dekton surfacing, serves as a solution for outdoor entertaining. ICFF attendees can explore Elements by TECNO May 19-22 at the Javits Center in New York City. For more information about Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens, visit www.BrownJordanOutdoorKitchens.com.
About Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens
For 70 years, California-based Brown Jordan has been the industry leader in innovative and iconic leisure furnishings that continue to define and transform outdoor living. The Brown Jordan portfolio features more than 30 collections in a range of design styles and material. In 2012, Brown Jordan entered into a licensing agreement with CT Acquisitions, LLC to develop the Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens Collection. Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens offers a complete line of stainless steel outdoor cabinets, designed to fit most outdoor appliances including grills, bartending centers, and refrigerators. The company combines unmatched style, unrivaled quality and functionality, to provide enhanced outdoor living solutions for homeowners, designers and builders. For additional information visit www.BrownJordanOutdoorKitchens.com.
About Dekton® by Cosentino
Dekton® by Cosentino is a revolutionary and innovative the ultracompact surface for the world of architecture and design. It is a sophisticated mixture of the raw materials used to make glass, next-generation porcelain surfaces and quartz surfaces. It is made with exclusive Sinterized Particle Technology (TSP), which is an innovative ultra-compaction process.
It boasts superior technical properties, such as resistance to UV rays, scratches, stains and thermal shock, and very low water absorption. Dekton® is able to recreate any type of material with a high level of quality. It is manufactured in large-format slabs (up to 320 cm x 144 cm) in five different thicknesses (4mm, 8mm, 1.2 cm, 2 cm and 3 cm). Dekton® is the perfect surface for a wide range of applications, both indoors and outdoors (façades, paving, cladding, worktops, sinks, etc.).
As part of our commitment to sustainability and a circular economy model, various Dekton® colors are made with recycled materials from the product’s own manufacturing process. In 2016, Cosentino obtained an Environmental Product Declaration for Dekton®.
Dekton® has been chosen to feature diverse architectural and design projects throughout the world, like Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar in Manacor, the residential building Valdebebas 127 in Madrid, the 4* and 5* Hipotels hotels in Palma de Mallorca, the Gunni&Trentino showroom in Madrid, TOPA Sukalderia in San Sebastian, Archway Tower in London, Le Meridian hotel in Yilan (Taiwan), Cap Ferrat building in Rio de Janeiro or the restaurant The French Laundry of chef Thomas Keller in California.
About Daniel Germani
Daniel Germani is the Creative Director and Founder of Daniel Germani Designs, a firm that specializes in custom modern furniture, interior design and architectural renovation. After earning his architecture degree in his country of Argentina, Daniel spent eight years in Europe working in various creative and entrepreneurial endeavors. While his firm is based out of Phoenix, AZ, Daniel travels the world doing collaborative design work with leading global brands like Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens. His designs have been featured in leading media outlets around the world, while Daniel’s industry leadership continues to result in panel engagements at top conferences and fairs. His philosophy is simple: good design should always be honest and inspiring.
For more information about Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens, visit www.BrownJordanOutdoorKitchens.com.