The global leader in the production and distribution of surfaces for the world of architecture and design, the Cosentino Group is delighted to introduce the Industrial collection for its ultra-compact surface brand, Dekton®. Composed of four innovative, urban and ecological colours, the range was a collaboration with architect and designer, Daniel Germani that will furnish architectural or decorative projects with strength and personality.
The ultra-compact surface brand’s latest collection is comprised of three new shades, Nilium, Radium and Orix as well as Trilium (launched commercially in 2016). Nilium, Radium and Trilium are based on the look of aged, rusted metals with irregular, organic patterns, giving a hybrid appearance taken from weather-worn and exotic natural stone. Orix represents the degradation of cement and the biological transformation of stone.
Daniel Germani, designer of the colour collection says:
“The Dekton® Industrial colour collection was created so as to contemplate the beauty of metals and cement at every stage of their life; it pays homage to the beautiful imperfections of the oxidation and degradation processes undergone by certain materials. The incomparable technology of Dekton® gave us the tools necessary to explore and design, and the result is a collection of colours that highlight the richness and depth of natural, organic processes.”
As part of its commitment to sustainability, Cosentino allocated part of its R+D to the creation of products that are increasingly respectful to the environment. Dekton® is a reflection of this sustainable policy as Cosentino carries out a series of measures to achieve true responsible production of the material. Systems maintaining clean air in the factories, methods supporting energy efficiency, sustainable systems assisting the management and use of water, and the valuation of waste to achieve the “zero emissions” objective all form part of the catalogue of sustainable actions carried out throughout the production of Dekton®, and the other products manufactured by Cosentino.
Specifically, with regard to the valuation of waste and promoting a circular economic model, Cosentino incorporates excess materials from its own production processes into the creation of the diverse range of Dekton® shades. Trilium and Radium, two of the colours in the Dekton® Industrial colour collection, are a clear example of this as they are manufactured using up to 80% recycled materials.
Industrial was created to be the most relaxed yet complex collection of Dekton® due to its urban character, a style that was predominant in the 80s, with the metropolitan movement towards loft studios displaying these designs. This dominant trend in construction, identifying fully with the constant growth and renovation of cities, re-awakens today to establish itself as a lasting style in the modern world of decoration and design. Under the premises of this trend, concrete and metal beams and bricks step into the limelight, becoming true protagonists.
Dekton® Industrial presents a surface with a rough, strong, daring and expressive appearance, in which order and disorder complement each other perfectly. Also, metallic, oxidised and cement tones from the past are brought back to life and improved thanks to Cosentino’s innovation.
Dekton® Industrial achieves a matte-gloss finish never before seen in these types of materials. The appearance of the new colours varies depending on the angle of the light on the surface, creating a rich and varied design.
Launching October 2017, Dekton®’s Industrial collection is the ideal material for use in large commercial and architectural projects thanks to its impressive appearance, and outstanding technical properties, which include UV, scratch, stain and heat resistance, along with production in large format slabs (up to 144cm x 320cm) and different thicknesses (20mm, 12mm and 8mm). These large format slabs allow for the creation of seamless surfaces and spaces without limits and joins, both in indoor and outdoor spaces. Dekton® Industrial is also the ideal choice for domestic use for flooring, staircases, bathrooms, cladding and worksurfaces.
Dekton® Industrial is composed of the following shades:
TRILIUM: Dekton® Trilium offers a mixture of colours inspired by volcanic rock, with intense accents of black and grey. Made using up to 80% recycled materials, Trilium was created in 2016, becoming the first ecological Dekton® colour. During its first year of existence, Dekton® Trilium received a great deal of recognition from industry magazines and publications, including the Fuera de Serie de Expansión (Spain) Design and Innovation Prize 2016; the Interior Design (USA) Best of the Year Prize 2016, and the Architectural Record (USA) Product of the Year Prize 2016.
RADIUM: Dekton® Radium represents a sheet of rusted, acid-washed steel, creating a look that perfectly combines the warm expression of orangey brown tones with the coldness of blue and green hues. Made using sustainable production methods, Dekton® Radium is manufactured using 80% recycled material.
NILIUM: Dekton® Nilium forms the minimalist element of the Industrial colour collection. Inspired by metal, Dekton® Nilium offers a subtle blend of silver and white colours. The delicate appearance of warm colours represents the beginning of the oxidation process.
NEW – ORIX: Dekton® Orix takes inspiration from eroded cement; an industrial appearance characterised as being steely, cold and broken. Representing a dichotomy between the old and the new, the colour combination is based on different tones of grey, blue and green.