Daniel Libeskind Partners with Dekton for One Day in Life
News, Top Life
March 16, 2016
World-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind is again partnering with Cosentino to bring a beautiful Dekton installation to life. This time his work will accompany a wonderful musical experience in Frankfurt, Germany.
One Day in Life is a 24-hour musical experience with more than 75 consecutive concert events held in unexpected venues. The concert series will feature nearly 200 musicians from May 21 to May 22. This unique cultural event is presented by Libeskind and the Alte Oper concert hall and is sponsored by Cosentino. Libeskind has curated the progressive event to explore various dimensions of human existence by juxtaposing music and urban spaces.
During the event series, visitors will see Libeskind’s work of art, Musical Labyrinth, in front of the Frankfurt Alte Oper. The more than 3,000 sq. ft. piece is a black landscape etched with his original concept sketch for the One Day in Life project. The platform is constructed out of 80 custom Dekton Sirius slabs etched in white relief. The lines of the illustration resemble an imaginary labyrinth within the city which indicate points that correlate to the addresses of the 18 music venues. Each of the 18 locations are a metaphor for the 18 basic conditions of life.
The public will be invited to walk on and interact with the installation as a piece of public art. Libeskind describes the experience, “Every city creates its own structure through dreams. The streets we walk on and the topographies we experience exist simultaneously in reality and mystery.”
“We are thrilled to once again partner with Daniel Libeskind and sponsor this first-of-its-kind event series which highlights the intersection of music and architecture,” said Eduardo Cosentino, CEO of Cosentino North America. “Cosentino is passionate about innovation and Dekton represents an important evolution in the surfacing category. It was a natural alliance to work with Daniel again as he continues to push the envelope and inspire, as is evidenced with One Day in Life and the Musical Labyrinth installation.”
This is the fourth collaboration between Cosentino and Libeskind. Prior projects include: Beyond the Wall – an installation that was first presented in Silestone natural quartz during Milan Design Week and is now permanently installed featuring Dekton at Cosentino’s global headquarters in Almeria, Spain; and the sculpture Sonnets in Babylon, created for the Venice Architecture Biennale.
Dekton is made using a proprietary process called Particle Sintering Technology, an accelerated four-hour version of the change that rocks and stone undergo in nature when subjected to heat and pressure over thousands of years. The result is an ultra-compact surface with superior technical characteristics, including resistance to UV, scratches, stains and near-zero porosity. Its resistance to thermal shock against heat, frost and thawing allows Dekton to be used in any climate, offering potential for seamless design from indoor to outdoor spaces. Such unique characteristics and durability make Dekton ideal for an array of applications, including countertops, vanities, shower walls, flooring, decking, building facades, and many other architectural surfaces.
For more information on One Day in Life, visit www.onedayinlife.org. For more on Dekton follow along on Twitter and Instagram using #DektonUnlimited.