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Daniel Libeskind’s “Beyond The Wall” designed for Cosentino in exhibition during Milan Design Week

Sydney, 11 April 2013- Cosentino Group, worldwide leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for architecture and design has teamed up with the prestigious architect Daniel Libeskind for the first time.

The project, titled Beyond The Wall is a unique architecture and design project created with Silestone® quartz surface in its innovative matte “Suede” finish. The result of this collaboration between Cosentino Group and Libeskind Design is a spectacular polycentric spiral.

The installation, based on the infinite possibilities of the spiral, is a unique structure. It is not a traditional spiral with a single centre and axis, but a contemporary spiral which opens a plurality of directions along many different trajectories; a polycentric spiral, propulsively twisting to a dramatic zenith.

The external material of the wall is the bacteriostatic quartz surface Silestone® in its new matte finish Suede, which forms a contemporary fractal pattern related to the Golden Section. The pattern is integral to the wall structure, carrying within itself the structural logic of modulating scale and proportion within an endlessly  fascinating surface. The aim is to find a similarity that never quite repeats, and to do that the surfacing would have to be a-periodic. It fits and locks together in an open-ended logic, as a network develops. The tiling has to be a growth of strange branchings.

This project shows Libeskind’s unique approach to architecture as a language capableof 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.

The external material employed for Beyond The Wall project, Silestone® by Cosentino new Suede matte finish quartz surface, has been developed by the Cosentino Group R&D department and offers a unique texture owing to its beauty and elegance, as well as an extraordinary performance with total colour consistency and quality.

Silestone® quartz surfaces feature the unique Silestone bacteriostatic property, which guarantees maximum hygiene in all its applications. Silestone consists of more than 90% natural quartz and is highly resistant to stains, knocks and scratches, and has a low level of fluid absorption. Silestone® comes in over 60 colours and several different formats. Pioneering quartz surface, Silestone®, has revolutionised the global stone industry and its growth has been unstoppable up to the point where it has become the world’s leading quartz surfacing brand.

About Libeskind Design

Over the years, Daniel Libeskind has been fortunate to be commissioned by a number of international design firms to develop a diverse array of objects, as well as bespoke furniture and industrial fixtures for the interiors of his buildings. In order to further develop his designs, Libeskind chose to establish a design company in Milan, the international centre for design, with unparalleled artisans, care for detail and connections to the broader world of contemporary architecture, art and culture. The office has been commissioned to design products in Austria, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Netherlands, United States and Italy.

The designs reflect Libeskind’s profound interest in the world of everyday objects and the stories they tell about their environment and the people who use them. It is fundamental to his motivation that products are crafted with perceptible human energy and that they challenge and contribute to the fields of product, industrial and interior design in the same way his buildings speak to architecture and culture. The spirit animating the new enterprise is to craft every object in an innovative and unique way, to make everyday life a little more beautiful and interesting. Beyond interiors and objects, Libeskind Design has also been commissioned to design two museum exhibitions and several cultural installations in 2013.

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