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Cosentino Design Challenge Announces 16th Edition

Posted on 18 October 2021 by cradmin4

The Cosentino Group presented the 16th edition of the international Cosentino Design Challenge (CDC). The launch event took place in Madrid on October 5, 2021. During the event the two themes that require research by participants were announced. The CDC jury will be looking for proposals that are environmentally conscious and sustainable, offer conceptual and technical quality and demonstrate innovation.

In the Design category, the theme is “Re-thinking the creative and work space at home.” The aim is for participants to develop innovative designs intended for homeworking.

In the Architecture category, the theme is “The fifth façade: a reflection on the roof.” Proposals in this category must combine energy use with livability, sustainability and design.

The CDC leaves students free to develop their projects with the only requirement that the final project includes some of the innovative surfaces that Cosentino offers the world of architecture and design such as Silestone®, Dekton® and Sensa by Cosentino®.

The submission period for entries began October 1, 2021 and ends on June 1, 2022. The jury will consist of a professor from each collaborating school, an internationally renowned architect or designer and a Cosentino representative. The winner will be announced in June 2022. Each category will have three first prizes of €1,000 (approx. $1,160 USD) each, and three runners-up. Visit www.cosentinodesignchallenge.org for more information.

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Cambria & Cosentino Settle Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Posted on 01 October 2021 by cradmin

Cambria Company LLC and Cosentino Group, both leading producers of quartz surfaces, announced that they settled a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Cambria.

In September 2020, Cambria filed a patent infringement lawsuit seeking damages and an injunction to stop the sale of products infringing Cambria´s patented technology with regard to quartz surfacing products with veins. Through litigation, Cambria has determined that Cosentino’s infringement of its patents, if any, was unintentional.

Although no specific terms were available on the settlement, a news release by Cambria noted that it had been “fully compensated by Cosentino.” As part of the confidential settlement, both parties agree that they will maintain and respect their respective intellectual property rights.

Both industry leaders reinforced their commitment to continue to defend their technology and highlight the importance of fighting against unfair practices in the market.

Cambria CEO and President Marty Davis explained, “We have always had high regard for and good relations with the Cosentino company and the Cosentino family; we are most pleased to reach this settlement agreement.”

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Cosentino Presents Silestone Sunlit Days Collection

Posted on 16 June 2021 by cradmin

Cosentino has introduced its newest Silestone collection; Sunlit Days. According to the company this immersive and sensory journey through light and color is inspired by the bright, exotic hues of the Mediterranean and has been designed to appeal to a young and international aesthetic.

In addition, all colors in the Sunlit Days collection feature HybriQ+® technology: A sustainable manufacturing process which uses a minimum of 20 percent recycled glass in its composition.

The Sunlit Days Collection includes:

From Left to Right:
● Cala Blue emerges from the sea as a dark blue that boasts a strong yet serene personality.
● Cincel Grey is a passionate, deep gray with a subtle brightness– offering a comforting texture and familiar ambiance.
● Faro White, inspired by wind and the ocean’s salt, features a delicate, textured cream color.
● Posidonia Green features a subdued, unique green hue influenced by the hidden and unexplored sea floor.
● Uva Red is a bold, bright red hue inspired by the nuances and flavor of Mediterranean wine.

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Cosentino Presents A New Image for Silestone

Posted on 14 May 2021 by cradmin

Cosentino has announced the brand renewal of its benchmark brand, Silestone. The new corporate identity symbolizes both an external and internal transformation that will continue to inspire people through innovative and sustainable spaces and values based on innovation, responsibility and humanity.

As part of the thorough rebranding strategy that will emphasize the importance of life in the different areas of the home and generate communication points aimed at a new generation, Silestone launched a fresh, powerful logo. Transparency and responsibility inherent in the brand’s DNA, and the company itself, are at the root of the new look. Cosentino’s Image and Brand Team, in collaboration with the independent consultancy Nadie, developed the typeface to deliver more experiential and emotional characteristics.

Details such as a 15-degree angle and graphical elements of each letter in the typography complement the design with a modern, simplistic approach. It conveys a new, fresher and youthful universe, taking the brand into new spheres of design.

The graphic design is an evolution from the previous version, maintaining the isotype + type structure, as well as the endorsement of Cosentino. The isotype continues to use its well-known “S”, interpreted with a fresher and simplified design. Applications of the design will make it a memorable icon with versatility for broad future usage in videos, textures or patterns. For the first time, the isotype is presented in two colours – Pantone® Warm Red C, an evolved shade of red, and Pantone® 629 CP, a light blue – to reflect the application or thematic area.

This innovative logo will now be used on all brand campaigns, marketing materials and digital environments, and will be present in the upcoming launches of new color collections.

The company stated that this new visual identity aligns with the sustainable attributes of Silestone, thanks to the exclusive HybriQ® technology. Developed and launched in 2020 by Cosentino, HybriQ is a technological innovation that sets a new standard in the surfaces category for architecture and design, changing the paradigm of the quartz surface market.

According to the company HybriQ uses a new hybrid formulation of mineral raw materials with equal or better performance than quartz, synthetic minerals and materials of a recycled origin. This makes it possible to reduce the use of crystalline silica in the composition of Silestone by 50 percent, achieving a reduction of up to 90 percent for some colors. With this new composition, Cosentino creates Silestone with the same mechanical and technical performance, maintaining all quality and hygiene certifications and an appearance that retains its timeless beauty while also providing new design possibilities, in-depth translucency and blurring effects.

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Cosentino Unveils Dekton Craftizen Collection

Posted on 20 April 2021 by cradmin

Cosentino recently unveiled the Dekton Craftizen Collection at the 2021 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. The collection was awarded Best Of Show at the 2021 Best of KBIS Awards.

The Best of KBIS Awards is the ultimate measure of design excellence, honoring the most innovative new products of the year. The award recognizes designers, architects and manufacturers from around the globe, and was sponsored this year by shelter publication Luxe Interiors + Design.

Inspired by Venetian stucco and rooted in minimalism and versatility, the Dekton Craftizen Collection is the first large-format stucco material of its kind. The collection boasts industry-leading durability in five diverse hues with a rich, deep texture.

Dekton Crafitzen hues from left to right:

  • Nacre features a natural tan hue with a silky finish inspired by the movement of lights and shadows.
  • Micron features an elegant and understated dark gray that conveys a comforting serenity.
  • Albarium, a powdery white hue resembling marble dust, features a fine and elegant texture.
  • Umber features a timeless red hue bringing personality into any space.
  • Argentium takes color hues from the moon with its silvery tones and resembles traditional lime stucco.

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Cosentino Adds to SENSA​ Protected Natural Stone Collection

Posted on 18 March 2021 by cradmin

Developed exclusively by Cosentino, Sensa is a maintenance-free premium natural stone with a revolutionary stain protection that, according to the company, rivals the performance of man-made surfacing. Every Sensa slab is different from the rest because each surface has exceptional veining that is found in no other. Sensa by Cosentino comes equipped with Senguard, a deep treatment applied during the manufacturing process that protects the stone, helping eliminate required sealing for years to come.

Six hues join the SENSA Premium collection, which offers protected granite and quartzite surfaces, providing a wider choice of striking designs.

  • Argenti Grey (pictured) ​boasts white horizontal veining across a striking dark surface.
  • Blue Jeans​ evokes the deepest of nature featuring tints of grey, tan and cream hues.
  • Nilo​ captures a dark grey background over striking faded grey veins.
  • Siberia​ features a white background speckled with small black points, evocative of white Siberian snow.
  • Vancouver​ is a beautiful quartzite from Brazil with detailed pink and gray veining.
  • Via Lattea features a black background accompanied by small and soft white veins.

Sensa by Cosentino also comes with a 15-year transferable warranty.

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Silestone by Cosentino Unveils Loft Series

Posted on 23 February 2021 by cradmin

Silestone by Cosentino unveiled The Silestone® Loft Series. Rooted in the industrial, the colors capture the essence of neighborhoods celebrated for their raw, purely urban beauty.

The Silestone Loft Colorways include:

  • Camden is inspired by one of London’s most influential alternative neighborhoods– beloved for its diversity, eclectic residents and vibrant art scene. A soft, delicate and consistent gray, with a fine grain and a very subtle white veining, Camden captures the natural wear and tear that gives cement its character.
  • Poblenou (pictured) serves as a nod to the epicenter of Barcelona’s industrial revolution, one of the city’s most modern and creative neighborhoods. Its warm shade of gray with subtle veining on a sandy background brings brightness– offering a comforting texture and familiar ambiance.
  • Seaport channels the peacefulness of the weather-worn docks found in the seaside district of lower Manhattan. Similar to a dark, worn cement, the subtle streaks of white blend perfectly in the background for the perfect touch of contrast.
  • Nolita, another New York-inspired creation, celebrates the avant-garde spirit and strong architectural identity that gave the neighborhood its distinctive character. Nolita is both elegant and industrial. Blended with shades of whites and light gray, it creates an elegant, fine line — free of strong contrasts.
  • Corktown captures both the light and shade of a Detroit neighborhood that grew up amidst steam, pistons and the sound of engines — one that has reaped prosperity, endured deterioration, and regenerated once more. As the most intense, solid and deep black of the Loft collection, its dark matte finish blends beautifully with intense brown touches.

Among the notable new features of the Silestone Loft Series is the debut of the innovative and exclusive HybriQ+ technology. This new production process and major leap in the evolution of the Silestone brand combines reused raw materials, along with 98 percent recycled water and 100 percent renewable energy. HybriQ+ technology also allows for the significant reduction of crystalline silica in the Silestone Loft Series surfaces. Instead, a hybrid formula made up of mineral and reused raw materials, such as recycled glass, is used. This new composition provides the material with a modern aesthetic and design features, while maintaining the beauty and quality of Silestone, as well as its 25-year warranty.

Additionally, this new generation of Silestone is designed with sustainability and respect for the environment in mind; a tremendous milestone made possible by more than three years of intense work by Cosentino Group’s Innovation and Product and Environment teams.

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Dekton by Cosentino Achieves Carbon Neutrality

Posted on 30 October 2020 by cradmin3

Carbon neutrality has been achieved for the entire life cycle of Dekton® (from cradle to grave), covering Scopes 1, 2 and 3, from the extraction of the raw material, to the use of the product and the end of its life.

This recognition, obtained through emission reduction and compensation projects certified by the United Nations, confirms the good practices of Cosentino Group in terms of sustainability and environmental management. In addition to the above-mentioned calculations, has been fostered by the strong measures taken by Cosentino in recent years to achieve greater efficiency in terms of energy, consumption of resources, use of renewable electricity and sustainable mobility policies.

In the field of carbon footprint calculation, an emissions reduction plan has been implemented. In the case of Dekton, the plan has resulted in a 7 percent reduction in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions thanks to both the implementation of the best available techniques and the optimization of processes, with investments of more than 3 million euros.

Finally, in order to achieve carbon neutrality, Dekton has offset its emissions by investing in GHG emission reduction projects. These projects are not only responsible, but also have a strong social component in support of achieving the SDGs of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.

“In Cosentino we are progressing alongside the international momentum in the transition to a low-carbon economy, promoting energy efficiency, emissions reduction and sustainable mobility. This approach enhances our innovative character and allows us to improve processes with a vision of the future and, ultimately, combines our performance with strategic goals such as innovation (SDG 9), sustainable production (SDG 12), and climate action (SDG 13)”, says Antonio Urdiales, Environment Director of Cosentino Group.

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Cosentino Expands Dekton Slim Offering

Posted on 14 August 2020 by cradmin3

Cosentino announced an expanded color offering for Dekton Slim, the large format surface with an ultra-thin 4-mm thickness, which includes four hues from the celebrated Dekton 2020 Collection and the Natural Collection.

The new colors include Helena, Laurent and Rem from the recently launched Dekton 2020 Collection, and Aura15, a luminary from the Natural Collection. These latest additions bring the Dekton Slim offering to a total of 20 contemporary colors, further expanding the potential applications for the material.

At half the thickness of the thinnest slab the brand previously offered, Dekton Slim offers new solutions for projects demanding high-performance, while boasting easy installation in an array of applications: Furniture, cabinetry doors and drawers, backsplashes, wall cladding and more.

The new introductions include:

  • Dekton Aura15 features a striking white background with dark veins, inspired by Calacatta and Carrara marbles.
  • Dekton Helena has a translucent appearance of white and grey hues and is inspired by onyx natural stone.
  • Dekton Laurent (pictured above) is inspired by the natural stone Port Laurent. The striking colorway features a dramatic dark brown background crisscrossed with veins of gold.
  • Dekton Rem resembles one of the most elegant white marbles in the market, thanks to the minimalist design of its brown and grey veins with gold touches, its austerity and linear structure of the Calacatta Lincoln is boosted.

Created from a sophisticated blend of raw materials from glass, quartz and porcelain, Dekton has a high resistance to UV rays, scratches, stains and thermal shock. It can be quickly cleaned with a damp cloth and soap, and no sealing is required. Its large format (3,200 mm x 1,440 mm) covers sizable surfaces, reducing the number of joints needed.

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Cosentino Introduces New Silestone Colors

Posted on 22 July 2020 by cradmin3

Silestone by Cosentino has introduced three new colors: Et. Bella, Et. D´Or and Polaris. The new hues offer a modern, reinvented take on some of the most sought-after marbles and stones, coupled with the latest technological advancements only Silestone can offer.

Following the introduction of the Silestone Eternal Series in 2017 and its expansion in 2018 and 2019, Cosentino has added to the series with Silestone Et D’Or and Silestone Et Bella. The Eternal series is the first in Silestone’s offering to have veining and highlights run completely through the material, including the edges, resulting in an even more natural appearance. The two new hues bring the collection to a total of 12 colorways.

Silestone Et D’Or (left) features soft golden veins across a bright white background fit for the most elegant spaces and is inspired by the prominent and long-lasting marble trend. Silestone Et Bella (middle) combines the elegance and warmth of natural stone featuring grey veins and white hues, with a versatile, dramatic look for both classic and contemporary design.

Polaris (right), which features white veins that subtly contrast a darker gray background, joins the new Silestone Artika Series. Inspired by onyx and quartzite materials, the new series will feature natural stone looks with high translucence and purity. The new innovative hue, Polaris, presents a 3D effect and is partially translucent, which allows the color to glow when backlit.

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