Cosentino Celebrates Category-Leading Innovations and New Sustainable Collections
Cosentino Group, the Spanish global leader in the production and distribution of innovative and sustainable surfaces for the world of architecture and design, revealed forward-thinking, sustainable designs across its Silestone and Dekton portfolios, including innovative collections by leading interior designers Daniel Germani and Claudia Afshar, at the 2023 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).
Since its first presence in 1998, Cosentino has been the longest-standing European company participating in KBIS. Earlier this year, Eduardo Cosentino, CEO of Cosentino America and EVP of Global Sales for Cosentino Group, was named to the board of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the promoter of the show, further strengthening the relationship between the industry leaders.
Key introductions featured at the show include Dekton Pietra Kode created in collaboration with renowned designer and architect Daniel Germani. Launching in early February, the collection reinterprets the timeless beauty of three classic Italian stones: Vicenza, Travertine and Ceppo di Gré.
Pietra Kode features seven rich shades and textures that are reminiscent of Italian architecture including:
- VK01 Nebbia is inspired by the texture of Grigio Alpi, with a fine-grained white creamy base dotted with warm taupe.
- VK02 Avorio features a light beige shade in an extremely natural finish inspired by the Avorio stone, an Italian material characterized by the presence of fossil shells.
- VK03 Grigio boasts a gray shade with warm nuances reminiscent of the beauty of Palladian architecture. With a play of gray with warm accents, it blends perfectly with creams, woods and taupe colors.
- VK04 Grafite combines a mix of black and gray interspersed with whitish and reddish cloud-like patches, channeling the texture of dark, fine-grained limestone.
- TK05 Sabbia reinterprets Italian Travertine, cut with a vein in its thread that flows through the pieces in a disorderly and colorful way making it perfect for rustic or natural environments.
- TK06 Marmorio takes cues from Travertino Navona, a natural stone found east of Rome. Its porous striped structure gives an elegant, bright and lightweight look to any design.
- CK07 Ceppo embraces the essence and distinctive structure of Ceppo di Gré stone. The unmistakable pebbled pattern is ideal for both indoors and outdoors, with a design ideal for classic, contemporary or industrial aesthetics.
“This collaboration has been three years in the making,” said renowned designer and architect Daniel Germani. “I’ve always been inspired by Italy, and have dedicated the past few years to research and travel to best pay homage through this collection, with the goal of “decoding” these classic stones to breathe fresh, contemporary elegance back into historic Italian materials. Pietra Kode is a timeless collection full of understated beauty and I look forward to seeing how designers use it to support their own design vision.”
Also previewed at the booth was a new Dekton collaboration with high-end designer Claudia Afshar. Focusing on Claudia’s signature style of natural textures, it is an exploration of geometric shapes containing detailed structures at small scales. Available in five existing Dekton colorways, in both matte and grip finishes and two thicknesses, the series features fluting options that deliver a contemporary look and a multitude of applications for both indoors and out.
Further Dekton highlights featured at the show include designer Nina Magon’s award-winning Onirika collection, which is full life cycle carbon neutral, as is all Dekton. Additional Dekton showcases included Kraftizen, the first large-format stucco material of its kind, the Gocce Shower Tray Collection, which offers a sleek, stylish, and functional shower tray manufactured with Grip+ for safety and slip-resistance, and SilverKoast, the brand’s first collection to feature new Quick Cut technology.
In 2022, Cosentino celebrated a major milestone in its sustainability journey: manufacturing 100% of all Silestone colorways with HybriQ by Silestone technology, revolutionizing the quartz surfaces and engineered stone industry. In addition to previewing 2023 Silestone launches, three of the latest Silestone collections made with HybriQ were showcased at the booth including Sunlit Days, Cosentino’s first-ever carbon neutral collection, the marble-inspired Ethereal collection and the Evita Bathroom Sink, made from a single piece of Silestone.
“Cosentino continues to leave a mark as a leader in areas of innovation and sustainability, and to look at all of the accomplishments we have made as a company, together with other industry leaders, is remarkable,” says Eduardo Cosentino, CEO of Cosentino North America and EVP of Global Sales. “Our newest Silestone and Dekton portfolios, and upcoming collaborations with leading interior designers, showcase our forward-thinking approach to creating sustainable surface materials that enhance spaces both indoors and outdoors.”
Beyond showcases of its latest launches, Cosentino is partnering with industry-leading brands to explore unique applications of Silestone and Dekton, with Urban Bonfire and Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet, Perlick, PITT, Miele, and Hestan featured in booth and Dometic, Kohler, Monogram, Perlick, and PITT incorporating Cosentino within their own booth design to highlight possibilities within the kitchen, bar and outdoor dining spaces.
About Cosentino Group
Cosentino Group is a global family-owned company that produces and distributes high-value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. As a leading company, Cosentino imagines and anticipates, together with its customers and partners, design solutions that offer value and inspiration to people’s lives. This goal is made possible by pioneering brands that are leaders in their respective segments such as Silestone, Dekton and Sensa by Cosentino.
The group bases its development on international expansion, an innovative research and development program, respect for the environment and sustainability, and its ongoing corporate commitment to society and the local communities where it operates, education, equality, and health and safety.
Cosentino Group currently distributes its products and brands in more than 110 countries, from its headquarters in Almeria (Spain), and it’s present with its own assets in 30 of them. The group has eight factories (seven in Almería, Spain and one in Brazil), one intelligent logistic platform in Spain, and 140 commercial and business units throughout the world. More than 90% of Cosentino Group’s financial turnover comes from international markets.
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