DeKauri by Daniel Germani Wins 2018 Interior Design Best of Year Award
December 3, 2018
DeKauri by Daniel Germani took home an award in the “Products: Bath Cabinetry” category for the 2018 Interior Design Best of Year Awards. Interior Design’s Best of Year is the design industry’s premiere design awards program, honoring the most significant work of the year as well as recognizing designers, architects, and manufacturers from around the globe. Now in its 13th year, Interior Design’s Best of Year is the ultimate measure of excellence.
DeKauri, a freestanding enclosed bathroom vanity crafted from 50,000-year-old Kauri wood exclusive to Riva 1920, takes inspiration from the traditional Italian credenza and brings its beauty and functionality into the bathing space. “When it comes to the kitchen there are ingenious, innovative design solutions to hide and store everything,” Germani says. “But that’s not always the case in the bathroom. I realized bathroom storage has at its core remained the same.” That sparked the concept for a freestanding piece of furniture to house and conceal both the sink and storage.
With a washbasin crafted from Dekton by Cosentino and Kauri wood used for the credenza, Germani’s use of materials pays homage to the resilience of Mother Nature: the technology behind Dekton captures the beauty of natural stone with unparalleled durability, and the Kauri wood – excavated from New Zealand where it has been buried under mud and water for thousands of years—adds a truly exotic feel to the piece. A faucet from Fantini Rubinetti and lighting from Juniper Design complete the look. As an alternative, DeKauri can also be constructed from inlays of Walnut, Wenge and Cedar.
Designer Daniel Germani at the 2018 Interior Design Best of Year Awards
This win marks the third consecutive year Cosentino has been recognized in the Best of Year Awards; last year ASA-D2 by Daniel Germani was named a winner in the “Furniture: Outdoor” category. Winners for the 2018 edition were announced on Friday, November 30, at the Javits Center in New York City. This recognition from Interior Design further solidifies Cosentino’s place as a global leader in design and an innovator in the surfacing industry.