Exploring the world of surfaces by Cosentino and their exciting projects
A lustrous surface automatically changes the look and feel of the house. Cosentino Group is a global, Spanish, family-owned company that produces and distributes high-value innovative surfaces for the world of design and architecture. The brand launched its first showroom in the region just a few months ago in Dubai Design District, which is spread across 300sqm and features exhibition and work areas and uses the latest digital applications and technology to allow professionals to develop all kinds of projects using Cosentino products. The entrance of the showroom features an Arabesque wall designed with opulent semi-precious stone panels, continuing on to the entrance lobby which opens up into a custom designed kitchen in Silestone and Dekton.
Here are few exciting projects by Cosentino that are worth knowing:
Rafal Nadal Academy, Spain
The Rafa Nadal Academy located in Rafa’s hometown of Manacor, on the island of Mallorca (Spain), is a large complex housing a high-performance tennis centre along with a school and other amenities. Situated on a large five hectare site, the academy has two buildings where the ultra-compact Dekton by Cosentino is the principle cladding material. Over 40,000sqm of Dekton provide the final finish for outdoor and indoor areas from facades to walls, floors, swimming pools and the spa, illustrating the material’s strength and versatility.
Archway Tower, London
Vantage Point Archway Tower is a 17-storey, 59m building completed in 1963. The building was refurbished in 2016 and the existing façade over-clad with 3,000sqm of Dekton Danae. Re-cladding of the main element of the tower resulted in the removal of the existing concrete panels and its replacement with solid Dekton rainscreen cladding and spandrel panels. The recladding has facilitated the reuse of the building for the residential purpose. It has also significantly enhanced the appearance of the old tower, giving it a distinctive appearance and positively impacting the urban landscape.
Chef Thomas Keller’s Kitchen “The French Laundry”, California
Chef Thomas Keller considers the renovation of The French Laundry more of a rebuild; a way to expand and modernise the existing space for employees and guests to be able to continue to have the best possible experience at the restaurant. Inspired by The Louvre, the renovation juxtaposes the original French Laundry space with a contemporary building designed by Craig Dykers of Snøhetta.more The world-class kitchen now matches the French Laundry’s reputation and includes elevated workstations, solar panels, and Dekton walls, countertops, and workbenches. The Dekton surfacing provides The French Laundry team with a kitchen both easy to clean and extremely resistant to the spills, heat, and other wear and tear that comes with cooking in a busy restaurant.
The Overbudget Offices, Canada
Overbudget Inc. is the parent company of popular Toronto-based restaurants Bar Isabel, Bar Raval, El Rey, PrettyUgly, Harry’s Char Broil, and Quetzal owned by one of Canada’s best-known chefs and restaurateurs, Grant Van Gameren. The Overbudget Offices was a complete rebuild renovation combining modern Japanese and Scandinavian design influences. Grant van Gameren worked closely with Studio Junction Architect and Design Studio to design the space to be a creative platform and a central hub for partners and employees under the Overbudget Inc. umbrella. Ultra-compact Dekton and Silestone quartz surfaces play a significant role in the design and were utilised throughout as countertops, backsplashes and, wall cladding, allowing van Gameren and his team to work in a worry-free environment resistant to stains, heat and scratches.