This post was written by Lorenzo Marquez of Cosentino North America. Make It Right is proud to have Cosentino as a product partner in our work.
The past month has been a whirlwind for Cosentino, which you may know as the makers of ECO, the leading line of recycled surfacing that’s used in nearly all of the Make It Right homes in New Orleans. The excitement is due to the official US launch of Dekton, the new ultra-compact surface, that’s designed to cover nearly every surface of the home, office or commercial building.
Dekton is the most significant product launch for Cosentino since the development of Silestone natural quartz more than a decade ago. Cosentino has invested nearly $172 million into Dekton, including 22,000 hours of research and development and the construction of a new state-of-the-art factory at our manufacturing headquarters in Spain. The result is a surface consisting of a mixture of glass, porcelain and quartz with superior technical characteristics that can be used both indoors and out.
We were thrilled to introduce Dekton to architects and designers this month, and we were fortunate to partner with the Center for Architecture in New York City to showcase Dekton in a month-long exhibition that featured six emerging firms, all who showcased the innovation and technology behind Dekton through truly creative models. Additionally, renowned architect Daniel Libeskind presented his own model of Dekton — an exact replica of a project he plans to build at the Cosentino headquarters in Spain next month.
To kickoff the exhibition, which was held during Archtober, a month-long celebration of architecture and design in New York City, Cosentino joined Libeskind and the six emerging firms for a memorable celebration. We’ve shared some photos below to give you an insider look!
– Lorenzo Marquez, Cosentino North America