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Cosentino’s Raytrace at Salone del Mobile

Benjamin Hubert of Layer Studio guides visitors through Raytrace, a 95-foot-long, light-driven installation by Cosentino at Salone del Mobile, featuring Dekton as an architectural material. Video by James Eades and Steven Wilsey.

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Cindy Crawford on Hand for Opening of New Cosentino City Los Angeles Center

From left: Matt Thurston, Massimo Ballucchi, Eduardo Cosentino, Cindy Crawford, Brandon Calvo, Patty Dominguez, Isabel Martinez-Cosentino Rosado, and Santiago Alfonso Rodriguez. Photography courtesy of Cosentino.

 

The recent opening of the Cosentino City Los Angeles Center, in the heart of West Hollywood’s design district, was a big deal. First, there was the presence of supermodel Cindy Crawford, Cosentino’s Silestonebrand ambassador, who was on hand to cut the ribbon after just inking another contract. Equally photogenic was the $1.7 million property itself: 4,208 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, including 3,529 square feet of showroom to display the Spanish producer’s collections of Silestone and Dekton natural quartz surfacing.

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The showroom at Cosentino City Los Angeles Center. Photography courtesy of Cosentino.

Samples are displayed in quasi-full-height slabs near the entry and in smaller versions within a more intimate enclosure toward the rear. The ultra-resilient Dekton product appears outside on the property’s 680-square-foot terrace, which also has party place potential.

The outdoor terrace of Cosentino City Los Angeles Center showcases Dekton product. Photography courtesy of Cosentino.

We caught up with Eduardo Cosentino, executive vice president of global sales and CEO of Cosentino North America, while he mingled with 300 guests from LA’s architecture and design communities as part of his whirlwind global tour. The rationale for why here, why now, even when a North Hollywood showroom for the company’s brands exists, was quite simple. “This is where the architects and designers are,” said the third-generation executive of the family-owned company. “This is where they want to come.”

A lounge space at Cosentino City Los Angeles Center. Photography courtesy of Cosentino.

And why not? In addition to hands-on experience, Cosentino City—one of four in the U.S. and 12 worldwide—offers a comprehensive digital experience to aid designers in both the physical and virtual worlds. Plus, lounge space galore encourages lingering.

The Silestone Gallery at Cosentino City Los Angeles Center. Photography courtesy of Cosentino.
Silestone samples at Cosentino City Los Angeles Center. Photography courtesy of Cosentino.
Supermodel and Silestone brand ambassador Cindy Crawford. Photography courtesy of Cosentino.

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8 Highlights From KBIS 2018

January 10, 2018

At the annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show taking place through January 11th in Orlando, Florida, the Maximalism trend (with a very capital M) meets clean-lined Modernism. From affordable terrazzo-look porcelain tiles to high-octane hues on professional ranges, we can’t help but be bowled away by the eye-popping designs on display.

 

Kallista

Spare and architectural, look out for the Grid 3D-printed faucet from the Kohler-affiliated brand when it launches in summer 2018. “Intrigued by the fundamentals of the De Stijl movement and how it embraced the de-massing of a design has always sparked my imagination,” explains Kallista’s Design Studio manager Bill McKeone.

Grid by Kallista.

Bertazzoni

The Italian manufacturer engineers a new Professional series of ranges in 30”, 36” and 48” widths with clean lines and a stylish yet functional temperature gauge inspired by chronograph watch dials. Automobile-grade finishes come in vibrant orange, red, and yellow as well as classic black and white.

Professional series by Bertazzoni.

Ann Sacks

LA-based designer Kelly Wearstler returns with her fourth collection for the American-based tile company, a long-standing provider of now-trending encaustic tile. Dubbed Gem, the collection includes Elope, a swirling pattern combining two colorways; Swell, an organic yet graphic pattern of curved lines; and Evoke, a marbled pattern adorned with hand-applied squiggles.

Evoke by Kelly Wearstler for Ann Sacks.

Compac

A sculptural form in engineered quartz reads high-contrast in colorways Unique Marquina and Unique Calacatta. The piece was conceived as a modernist hammam, or Turkish bath, by Valencia-based GG Architects

Hammam by Compac.

Dekton by Cosentino

Designer Daniel Germani‘s DeKauri credenza reimagines the bathroom sink by tucking it away inside an elegant credenza made in collaboration with Italian furniture maker Riva 1920. The Dekton washbasinplays off 40,000-year-old Kauri wood from New Zealand. Thin-profile brass lighting by New York-based Juniper Design outfits the interior. “DeKauri is a modern-day heirloom,” says the designer. 

DeKauri credenza by Dekton by Cosentino.

Sicis

Marble, with an edge. Sicis turns up the volume on stone standbys with Electric Marble, its fuschia, turquoise, gold, or silver veining applied to their thin-profile Vetrite material.

Electric Marble by Sicis.

Artistic Tile

Get the coveted look of terrazzo without the high price tag and endless maintenance with the maker’s durable Pavimento porcelain tile in a pleasingly large 32” square format. 

Pavimento by Artistic Tile.

Fantini

The Italian maker introduces three new finishes—street-smart Gun Metal, rosy Matte Copper, and soft British Gold, the later based on the historic hue of the mined material found in England.

Gun Metal, Matte Copper, and British Gold finishes by Fantini.

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