COSENTINO OPENS SEATTLE CENTER
September 6, 2013
Wednesday, Cosentino, the global leader in natural stone, quartz, and recycled surfacing, opened its Seattle Cosentino Center. More than 250 building and design industry leaders and top Cosentino executives attended the grand opening reception. The new Seattle center, designed by Isabel Martinez-Cosentino, aims to enhance the kitchen and bath experience for both consumers and trade professionals and continues Cosentino’s mission to expand its presence in the U.S. market over the next year. Seattle marks the 23 Cosentino Center or distribution facility to open in North America.
The July 17 program included remarks from Eduardo Cosentino, President and CEO of Cosentino North America; Allan Pattee, General Manager for the Seattle Cosentino Center; Brandon Calvo, Chief Operating Officer of distribution; and Matt Thurston, Regional Director of the West Region. The evening featured a striking flamenco performance in the center’s vast warehouse, and an interactive game, where attendees visited stops throughout the facility to learn about the array of Cosentino surface offerings and the winners took home an Apple iPad Mini.
Now, all visitors to the Seattle Center will be able to explore and engage in the kitchen and bath experience — from material and color selection to specification and fabrication. With more than 44,000 square feet, the Seattle Cosentino Center showcases the full portfolio of Cosentino brands, including: Silestone Natural Quartz; ECO by Cosentino recycled surfaces; SenSa® Granite; Scalea Natural Stone; Marlique™ Marble; MURO™ Mosaics; and the Prexury™ Collection, a semi-precious stone line handmade by expert craftsmen.
The Cosentino Center is more than a showroom and distribution center. It’s designed to support, promote, and educate trade professionals by integrating distribution facilities, exhibition areas, and workspaces for designers to bring clients, classrooms for continuing education and fully functioning kitchens and event space for demonstrations. The centers create a unique interactive environment for architects, designers, distributors and fabricators to view the latest products and design trends, attend educational workshops, hear from visiting expert speakers and receive training on new product innovations and installation techniques.