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Cosentino introduce Silestone® Slab Vases with Swedish Design Studio Form Us With Love

15 February 2012

The conceptural piece features rings of Silestone slipped over a metal bracket measuring around
40cm high to produce a watertight vessel.

Cosentino Group, world leader in the production and distribution ofquartz surfaces and natural stone, has collaborated with the internationally acclaimed design studio, Form Us With Love. The result of this partnership is a stunning conceptual piece of work entitled, “Silestone Slab Vases”, which were presented during Stockholm Design Week.

The project consists of rings of Silestone, which have been slipped over a metal bracket measuring around 40cm high to produce a watertight vessel. The rings vary in size and are cut so the shape of the vase
changes with each assembly. The project aims to break away from the familiar Silestone slab form and explore the material’s tactile dimension.

Jonas Pettersson of Form Us With Love comments on Silestone, “It’s manmade but from natural materials, and that’s what fascinated us. They actually take something that nature has done, add about five per cent of binder, resin and colour, and make it better. That’s what appealed to us as industrial designers.”

“Form Us With Love manages to transmit a new perspective about Silestone material. They are a fantastic skilled design trio!”, says Vanessa Feo, Communication and Manager Europe for Cosentino Group.

Form Us With Love is an internationally acclaimed design studio from Stockholm. From Us With Love consists of Jonas Pettersson, John Löfgren and Petrus Palmér. Since 2005, they have aimed to challenge the
conventional, through design initiatives.

You can view a video of the project “Silestone Slab Vases” at the below link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-A7gwCaUjQ&feature=youtu.be

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