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Cosentino launches innovative new architectural surface, Dekton® with special exhibition at centre for architecture

Sydney, Australia October 4, 2013 – Cosentino, the world leader in quartz, natural stone, and recycled surfaces, announces the launch of Dekton by Cosentino, a new ultra-compact surface with advanced technical properties for both interior and exterior design. The US launch took place yesterday with a press conference and exhibition opening at the Centre for Architecture, in conjunction with Archtober, a month-long festival celebrating architecture and design in New York City.

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The exhibition, Surface Innovation: Redefining Boundaries of Interior and Exterior Spaces, showcases the rigorous research, development and innovation led by Cosentino to bring Dekton to market and features original concepts by six emerging New York architecture firms, including Architecture in Formation, Desai/Chia Architecture, EASTON+COMBS, MANIFOLD ArchitectureStudio, Moorhead & Moorhead, and SOFTlab. Known for their innovation and creative approaches, these future leaders of the industry present six diverse design concepts using the new Dekton material, showing us new ways to think about surfaces and the relationship between interior and exterior spaces.

“Cosentino is passionate about innovation and Dekton represents an important evolution in the surfacing category.  It was a natural alliance to work with firms who are pushing the envelope to help shape the future of the industry. This exhibition brings together the creative energies of some of the most talented young architects in New York,” said Eduardo Cosentino, CEO of Cosentino North America.

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Juxtaposing emerging design with world-renowned architecture, the press conference was attended by prestigious architect Daniel Libeskind who announced he is working with the new Dekton material to create Beyond The Wall, a permanent sculpture at the Cosentino global headquarters in Spain. Beyond The Wall shows Libeskind’s unique approach to architecture as a language capable of narrating the story of the human soul; a hybrid and wide-ranging force, at once a narrative, a method, an art form, and a way of thinking about the world. Dekton is the deep skin of this amazing concept. The project will be unveiled by Libeskind in Spain in late November 2013.

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