The big interior surface design trend in 2021
Cosentino has launched a capsule collection which is a big novelty for those in the field of architecture and design for two reasons. On the one hand, the collection brings together six designers who each put their talent and expertise in the creation of these pieces of furniture (or works of art), and on the other hand, the use of a surface called Dekton, produced by Cosentino themselves.
Dekton, or Dekton Slim, is an ultracompact 4mm material manufactured by Cosentino, a world leader in surface design. The smooth surface is both functional and decorative, a blend of raw materials to produce glass, porcelain and quartz surfaces.
Creating around the theme “Breaking Boundaries”, Nada Debs, Mustafa Khamash, Fadi Sarieddine, Aljoud Lootah and the duo Dana Al Matrook and Newsha Dastaviz from The Line Concept present these five pieces for the Dekton capsule collection.
“This project, which we launched in March 2021, is a real labor of love,” says Miriam Llano, Marketing Manager at Cosentino Middle East. “The unique creations, proudly made in the United Arab Emirates, are an ode to the spirit of collaboration, sustainability and crossing borders in every way – material, design, process and production.”
Dubai-based interior designer Cherwell worked with Cosentino on Dekton for this collection. CEO Tom Brooks shares the challenges of creating bespoke designs. “The 4mm material obviously has its advantages, but it has to be treated differently. Using our advanced 3D software and a 5-axis waterjet, we were able to tackle some of the more complex elements of a designers job, in some cases working with very small and intricate shapes cut into multiple directions.
The collection includes a rocking chair, a console, a coffee table, a range of low side tables and a series of vases. See them all below.
Carapase Console by Nada Debs
Nada Debs is a Lebanese designer based in Beirut, who describes her approach to design as “handmade and heartfelt”. For the capsule collection, Debs presents a console that plays with a geometric composition of opposing natural and industrial elements. The inlay you see on its surface uses Cosentino’s signature Carapace pattern.
Rocco by Mustafa Khamash
For his rocking chair, Mustafa Khamash returns to the first seating device, most likely a stone. And if that’s correct, then it could be argued that stone as a chair marked the genesis of furniture design and craftsmanship. Khamash designs the Rocco elegantly without additional finishes or embellishments – an ode to the first chair.
Talyd by Aljoud Lootah
Aljoud Lootah draws his inspiration from the large traditional metal pots used for cooking over open fires. His collection of vases for Cosentino is a nod to UAE culinary culture and everyday objects once synonymous with UAE life. The name Talyd means ‘heritage’ in Arabic, and indeed, the vases embody shapes and proportions based on historical finds and artefacts.
Paper Coffee Table by Fadi Sarieddine
Dekton’s thinness focuses on this piece of furniture, where it is presented as a table top, it almost seems to hover. Designed by Fadi Sarieddine, the paper coffee table features solid walnut legs and gunmetal tension rods to hold all the pieces in place. The elegance of the tables comes from the contrast of thin and bulky, as well as its striking combination of materials.
Tektonia Tables by The Line Concept
Last but not least, the beautiful Tektonia tables designed by the duo Dana Al Matrook and Newsha Dastaviz from The Line Concept. As you can guess, the tables pay homage to the stones in various ways; like the organic fluid forms, and the parts cut to expose Dekton layers similar to the strata of the Earth. Tektonia tables are delivered in a set consisting of one large and two small tables.
This story first appeared in PrestigeOnline Malaysia