Cosentino Presents: Raytrace - a large-scale Dekton® installation designed by Benjamin Hubert of LAYER for Milan Design Week 2019
April 9th – 14th 2019, 11:00-19:00
Press Preview: April 8th 2019, 15:00-17:00
Cantoria (Almería), 29 January 2019. Cosentino announces their collaboration with Benjamin Hubert of experience design agency LAYER, on a large scale, immersive installation for Milan Design Week 2019. The installation titled Raytrace, showcases Dekton®, the ultra-compact, large format surface by Cosentino on an architectural scale – exploring the product’s innovation and beautiful design and demonstrating its strength and durability.
Hubert’s design references Dekton®’s highly technological qualities as an indoor/outdoor architectural product and the natural minerals used to produce the material. Raytrace contrasts a dramatic, 24 meters long, triangular element with mesmerising caustic patterns emulating the refraction of light through water- a visually powerful demonstration of Dekton’s qualities as a surface which can withstand the powerful forces of nature.
“Dekton® by Cosentino is a truly innovative new product – one of the thinnest compact surfaces on the market with incredible flexural strength” says Benjamin Hubert. “Raytrace shows how architecture comes to life with light, and highlights the qualities of the newly launched material, its light appearance, versatility and how it can be used on a monumental scale.”
Raytrace will be exhibited in the historical vaulted warehouses beneath Milan’s Central Train Station as part of the third edition of Ventura Centrale. The iconic backdrop of these arched spaces will house installations by internationally renowned brands and designers, making it a must-see destination during Milan Design Week 2019.
Address: Ventura Centrale
Via Ferranti Aporti 27, 20125 Milan, Italy
Cosentino and Benjamin Hubert of LAYER are announcing their collaboration at Madrid Design Festival on 15 February 2019 at 12:00 at Cosentino’s showroom in Cosentino City, Madrid.
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About Dekton® by Cosentino
Dekton® is the new ultracompact surface of Cosentino. A technological material composed of a sophisticated mixture of raw materials used to make porcelain, glass and quartz surfaces. High strength and versatility for use in home applications and large projects. Dekton® offers more than 40 colors across eight collections: Solid Collection, Natural Collection, Tech Collection, Wild Collection, XGloss Solid Collection, XGloss Natural, XGloss Basic, and the newest, Industrial Collection.
Dekton®’s ultra-compact surfaces come in a wide range of slabs in large formats with different thicknesses and design possibilities. Its versatility and extensive customization options allow designers and architects to make their ideas a reality.
About the Cosentino Group
The 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®. Technologically advanced surfaces, which allow the creation of unique designs for the home and public spaces.
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 & safety.
The Cosentino Group currently distributes its products and brands in more than 110 countries, from its headquarters in Almeria (Spain). Currently Cosentino is present in 40 countries, with its own assets in 29 of them. The group has eight factories (seven in Almería (Spain and one in Brazil), one intelligent logistic platform in Spain, and more than 130 commercial and business units throughout the world. More than 90% of Cosentino Group’s financial turnover comes from international markets.
About Benjamin Hubert
Benjamin Hubert is an award-winning British design entrepreneur, and founder of creative agency, LAYER. LAYER is focused on experience-driven design for both the physical and digital worlds. Led by Benjamin and a growing creative team, LAYER is partnering with forward-thinking brands – including Nike, Google, Bang and Olufsen, Samsung, Braun, Fritz Hansen and Vitra– to create products that will help define the way we live, work and communicate in the future, from A.I to smart wearables and furniture systems, to the next generation of media devices and mobile communication tools.