cosentino engineers high-performing, richly-veined dekton stone surfaces

cosentino engineers high-performing, richly-veined dekton stone surfaces

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Cosentino’s high-tech Dekton Onirika surfaces are perfect for a broad range of applications and merge high functional performance with the warmth and charms of natural materials.

cosentino engineers high-performing, richly-veined dekton stone surfaces
Dekton’s Onirika range brings the poetry of natural stone with its rhythmic veining to high-tech composite surfaces. Awake, seen here, recalls Poanazzo stone, with its oxide and grey markings

 

 

Opulence comes at a cost and it’s not just the sort that will leave your purse lighter. Exotic woods dent, gold tarnishes, marble stains and chips. But it doesn’t stop us hankering after the materials we perceive to be effortlessly elegant and replete with character. Okay, so we also like a bit of polish and precision in our building materials these days, alongside durability and ethical manufacture, ease of installation and maintenance alongside hygienic surfaces. But what’s often been missing from modern engineered materials is old-fashioned warmth and poetry. Is it too much to ask for both?

cosentino engineers high-performing, richly-veined dekton stone surfaces

cosentino engineers high-performing, richly-veined dekton stone surfaces
The Calacatta-style structure and velvet touch finish of Daze gives a stately dimension to kitchens both indoor and out, while the soft, wide veining in Lucid gives elegance to tabletops

 
 

Bringing the poetry of natural stone to high-tech surfaces

 

Well, increasingly not so. It has become the holy grail of surface makers to imbue their highly technical and sustainable material compositions with personality and poetry so that we can enjoy all the bullet-proof benefits alongside the warmth that natural materials offer. Biophilic design – which answers our need for nature inside our interior environments – doesn’t stop at filling homes with plant life, its colors and its patterns, it encompasses the visual appeal of natural stone, too. 

 

Cosentino’s Dekton is one such architectural material finding ways to satisfy a desire for high functionality teamed with the charm of a richly veined stone. Dekton is a sophisticated composite formed from twenty naturally occurring minerals sintered into an ultra-compact form. Its offering has just grown with the introduction of Dekton Onirika, a family of eight finishes designed by the Texas-based interior designer, Nina Magon. Canadian by birth and Indian by heritage, Magon’s interiors display timeless refinement and luxury, built on a palette of rich hues and texture inspired by her world travels. She has tapped into her love of opulent color and the poetry of nature’s patterns to bring her vision to the engineered stone.

cosentino engineers high-performing, richly-veined dekton stone surfaces

cosentino engineers high-performing, richly-veined dekton stone surfaces
The different architectural surfaces suit countless uses across interiors and exteriors, from kitchen worktops (Morpheus) to swimming pools (Neural) and furniture (Somnia)

 
 

Nature reconfigured

 

A fan of Dekton since 2016, when she used the carbon-neutral surface to clad the interior of the restaurant in a Saks Fifth Avenue’s Houston store, Magon has a clear understanding of the versatility of the material. Scratch-proof, heat-proof and stain-resistant, it can be used inside and out, as a kitchen and bathroom surface, wall cladding, building façade, flooring, furniture or shower tray. ‘With Dekton technology, we crafted Onirika’s distinct, dramatic colors and structures, bringing to life something truly unique and irreplaceable,’ says Magon. ‘This symphony of form and matter captures the eye of all who embrace it for countertops, walls, ceilings, façades, outdoor spaces, and more.’ 

 

The family includes the lightly veined Neural which teams with light colors, wood and metallic accents and the dark inky Somnia with white veining, which perfectly combines with dark woods, frosted glass and textured metal surfaces, such as copper. Awake, an interpretation of Paonazzo stone features dramatic intersections of terracotta and greys veins and pairs with neutral colors, light wood and golds, while Trance, which has a milky base streaked with warm grays and gold, works well with red oak, dark woods, blues and golds. Vigil and Daze bring the surface structure of pale Calacatta marble to the mix with its thick dark and light grey veins – the latter has a velvet texture finish – both blending well with wood metal and concrete, and finally Lucid and Morpheus – the latter also with a velvet texture finish – feature wide veins with flecks of many colors on a pale base, and compliment grays and gold shades, wood and frosted glass. 

cosentino engineers high-performing, richly-veined dekton stone surfaces

cosentino engineers high-performing, richly-veined dekton stone surfaces
The warm grays and gold veins of Trance team well with gold accents and dark wood in a bathroom while Vigil’s thick dark and light gray markings bring polish to a kitchen countertop

 
 

This beautiful collection captures the poetic beauty of natural stone harnessed by the unmatched durability and versatility made possible only by Dekton.’ says Eduardo Cosentino, CEO of Cosentino North America. ‘We cannot wait to see the creative applications our clients dream into reality.’ He is sure not to have to wait long. 

 

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