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DeKauri Wins Beautiful Kitchens & Baths’ 2019 30 Most Innovative Products Award


The DeKauri bath credenza, created in collaboration with Daniel Germani Designs and Italian furniture manufacturer Riva 1920, has been named among Beautiful Kitchens & Baths’ 30 Most Innovative Products of 2019. The list of winners reveals editors’ choices for the most impressive kitchen and bath products introduced in the past year, selected for the products’ ability to combine clever function, new technology, and sophisticated style. The entire list of products is featured in the Spring 2019 issue of Beautiful Kitchens & Baths magazine and will also be included in the May/June issue of Traditional Home Magazine.

DeKauri is a freestanding enclosed bathroom vanity crafted from 50,000-year-old Kauri wood exclusive to Riva 1920. The piece 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.

This recognition further solidifies Cosentino’s place as a global leader in design and an innovator in the surfacing industry.

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