Riva 1920 and Cosentino, the global leader in the production and distribution of architectural and design surfaces together introduce DeKauri, the latest piece designed in collaboration with renowned architect and designer Daniel Germani.
Dekton® by Cosentino
Dekton® is a sophisticated mixture of the raw materials used to manufacture glass, porcelain and quartz surfaces. The Dekton® by Cosentino ultra-compact surface is a new and innovative category of surfaces created with the objective of becoming a global leader in the world of architecture and design both for indoor and outdoor spaces. Dekton® is a sophisticated mixture of the raw materials that is used to manufacture glass, porcelain materials and quartz surfaces. The Dekton® surface can recreate any type of material with a high level of quality. It is manufactured in large format (up to 320 cm x 144 cm) and thin thicknesses (0.8 cm, 1.2 cm and 2 cm). It as superior technical characteristics: resistance to UV rays, scratches, stains, thermal shock and very low water absorption. All of these characteristics unique to Dekton® are present thanks to the technology used in its production, which has been developed exclusively by the Cosentino Group’s R&D department. Dekton® is manufactured with Technology of Sinterized Particles (TSP), an innovative ultra-compaction process. This contributes greatly to the fact that Dekton® is a completely revolutionary product; it is durable, very easy to maintain, and has potential for both indoor and outdoor uses including flooring, façades, wall cladding and worktops.
Cosentino Group is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. As a leading company, Cosentino imagines and anticipates together with its customers and partners design solutions that offer value and inspiration to peoples’ lives. This goal is made possible by pioneering brands that are leaders in their respective segments such as Silestone®, Dekton®, and Sensa by Cosentino®. Technologically advanced surfaces create unique designs for the home and public spaces.
The group bases its development on international expansion, an innovative research and development program, respect for the environment and sustainability, and its ongoing corporate commitment to society and the local communities where it operates, education, equality and health & safety.
Cosentino Group currently distributes its products and brands in more than 80 countries from its headquarters in Almeria, Spain. Currently Cosentino is present in 32 countries with its own assets in 29 of them. The group has seven factories (six in Almeria and one in Brazil), one intelligent logistics platform in Spain and more than 120 commercial and business units throughout the world. More than 90% of Cosentino Group’s financial turnover comes from international markets.
Creative Director and Founder of Daniel Germani Designs, a firm specializing in custom modern furniture, interior design and architectural renovation. After earning his architecture degree in his country of Argentina, Daniel spent eight years in Europe working in various creative and entrepreneurial endeavors. While his firm is based out of Phoenix, Arizona, Daniel travels the world doing collaborative design work with leading global brands such as Cosentino, Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens and Riva 1920. ASA-D2, an outdoor kitchen designed in partnership with Dekton® by Cosentino and Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens, has earned top industry accolades such as the Interior Design 2017 Best of Year (BOY) Award for Outdoor Furniture and a finalist in the 2017 NYCxDesign Awards, among others. Daniel’s global design leadership has earned him several panel engagements at top industry conferences and fairs: The Montreal World Design Summit, panels at London’s Clerkenwell Design Week, and at the 2017 and 2018 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS). His aesthetic is influenced by the Bauhaus, Oscar Niemeyer, Le Corbusier, Mies and Frank Lloyd Wright, and his philosophy is simple: good design should always be honest and inspiring.