Cosentino Supports the 14th Annual NKBA Ontario Chapter Design Awards Gala

Cosentino proudly sponsored the 14th Annual Ontario National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Design Competition Awards Gala on April 22nd in Toronto. During an exciting sold-out event, some of Ontario’s most talented designers were honoured.

Anne Larocque, Account Manager at the Cosentino City Toronto Showroom, presented the award for 1st place Large Bathroom to Frankie Castro and Laura Goard of Square Footage Inc. The 2nd place Large Bathroom award went to Alannah Fanset of William Standen Co.

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Photo: Anne Larocque presenting the award for 1st place Large Bathroom to Frankie Castro and Laura Goard from Square Footage Inc.

 

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Photo: Anne Larocque presenting the award for 2nd place Large Bathroom to Alannah Fanset from William Standen Co.

 

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Cosentino officially sponsors the Rafa Nadal Academy in Spain / Cosentino, sponsor officiel de l’Académie Rafa Nadal en Espagne

The Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar located in Majorca, Spain is an edifice that is changing the way the world of architecture and design sees surface design. The academy opened its doors in 2016 with the intent of becoming a benchmark centre in the world of tennis at an international level. It brings together tennis and education, aiming to ensure that students follow a professional sports career without neglecting their academic studies.

The 258,333-square ft. campus includes a supervised residency and an ultra-modern training school including: 26 tennis courts, 10 padel tennis courts, 2 squash courts, 3 swimming pools, a regulation soccer field, athletics track, 3 sports halls and a spa and fitness centre.

L’Académie Rafa Nadal par Movistar située a Majorque, en Espagne, est un bâtiment qui va changer la façon de voir le design de surface dans la communauté architecture et design.

L’académie a ouvert ses portes en 2016 avec l’intention de devenir un centre de référence dans le monde du tennis au niveau international. Elle rassemble le tennis et l’éducation, visant à ce que les jeunes sportifs poursuivent leur carrière sans pour autant négliger leurs études académiques.

Le campus de plus de 250,000 pieds carrés inclus une résidence surveillée et une école de tennis ultra moderne incluant : 26 courts de tennis, 10 courts de padel, 2 cours de squash, 3 piscines, un terrain de football, pistes d’athlétisme, 3 gymnases, 1 spa et un centre de fitness.

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Cosentino officially sponsored the project placing Dekton

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Milan Design Week 2017: “Madera Meets Dekton” / Semaine du Design de Milan 2017 : “Madera Meets Dekton”

Celebrating Milan Design Week, Cosentino joined creative forces with Riva 1920, a firm who specializes in the production of solid wood furniture to create their project “Madera Meets Dekton,” a spectacular credenza created by renowned designer, Daniel Germani. The piece is currently being showcased at the Cosentino City in Milan.

Célébrant la semaine du design de Milan, Cosentino a collabore avec Riva 1920, une entreprise spécialisée dans la production de meubles en bois, afin de créer le projet “Madera meets Dekton”, une superbe credenza, par le designer Daniel Germani. La pièce est actuellement en exposition au Cosentino City de Milan.

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Milan Design Week: “Dektonclay” designed by Apparatu Semaine du Design à Milan: « Dektonclay » conçu par Apparatu

Dektonclay by Apparatu is a must-see exhibit being featured at this year’s Milan Design Week. Cosentino presents Dektonclay, a new project designed by Apparatu which explores the versatility of Dekton® ultra-compact surfaces. This project is a result of the collaboration that started three years ago between Cosentino and the Spanish ceramic design studio Read more

Six Canadian surface trends to watch for in 2017 / Six tendances de surfaces au Canada à surveiller en 2017


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Trend #1: All about custom

Designers are always looking for something unique to add to their projects and nothing says one-of-a-kind more than custom. Integrating surfaces into custom furniture is a perpetually growing trend in Canadian design. More homeowners are starting to incorporate custom table tops into their homes not only for the natural-stone look but also for the durability these surfaces offer. Silestone natural quartz and Dekton ultra-compact surfaces are incredibly easy to clean and are scratch and stain resistant.

Tendance #1: Du sur-mesure

Les designers sont toujours à la recherche de ce quelque chose d’unique pour leurs projets, et rien n’est plus personnalise et hors du commun comme le sur-mesure.  La tendance design d’intégrer des surfaces solides aux meubles est de plus en plus présente au Canada. Les propriétaires incorporent des dessus de table  dans leur maison, pas seulement pour l’ap Read more

Design expert Karen Sealy features Dekton on Cityline / L’experte design Karen Sealy présente Dekton sur la chaîne TV Cityline

Cityline’s design expert, Karen Sealy of Sealy Design Inc. recently featured a segment on wall treatments for the home. During the show, she took the time to talk about ultracompact surfaces Dekton by Cosentino, specifically as an ideal alternative for fireplace surrounds.

L’experte design de Cityline, Karen Sealy de Sealy Design Inc. a récemment présenté un segment sur les revêtements muraux pour la maison. Durant le show, elle a parlé des surfaces ultracompactes Dekton de Cosentino, comme alternative aux contours de cheminée.

 

Karen used Dekton in Strato to clad a stunning fireplace in a recent basement renovation.
Catch the full segment on Cityline.ca and discover the unique ways you can use Dekton beyond traditional surface applications!

Karen a utilisé Dekton dans la couleur Strato pour créer une incroyable cheminée dans un appartement en sous-sol qu’elle a rénové. Voyez le segment en entier sur Cityline.ca et découvrez les uniques applications de Dekton au-delà des usages traditionnels !

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Silestone introduces new ground-breaking N-Boost Technology / Silestone présente la nouvelle technologie N-Boost

Newly patented by Cosentino, N-Boost is the latest notable advancement in Silestone quartz surfacing using innovative nanotechnology. N-Boost modifies the surface of the material at a molecular level, further enhancing its technical performance and aesthetic properties. This state-of-the-art technology ensures a greater intensity of colour and lustre while also providing a surface that is easier to clean and maintain than ever before.

Innovation brevetée par Cosentino, N-Boost est la dernière avancée pour les surfaces en quartz Silestone qui utilise la nanotechnologie. N-Boost modifie la surface du matériau à l’échelle moléculaire, améliorant sa performance technique et ses propriétés esthétiques. Cette technologie de pointe fournit une plus forte intensité de la couleur et de son brillant, tout en assurant un nettoyage et un entretien plus facile que qu’auparavant.

Silestone’s N-Boost brings a competitive edge to the surface market. While other manufacturers apply a sealant layer to surface materials, which often requires re-application, N-Boost technology is built right into the Silestone surface and lasts forever. The molecular fusion produces bonds within the stone creating a built-in seal that will never fade or degrade. Its advanced technology improves the functionality, quality and beauty of the surface. This includes an incredible water repellent property, creating an extraordinary level of stain resistance. Another quality of this new technology is that it doesn’t alter or affect the other mechanical properties of Silestone, including its high resistance to impact and scratching, availability in large and customized sizes, and versatility for any home design application.

N-Boost de Silestone apporte un avantage concurrentiel dans le marché des surfaces. Tandis que d’autres producteurs appliquent un scellant sur la surface de certains matériaux, qui requiert plusieurs ré-applications dans le temps, la technologie N-Boost est introduite dans le produit Silestone et dure pour toujours. La fusion moléculaire créée des liens dans la pierre, produisant une protection intégrée qui ne s’abimera pas. Cette technologie avancée améliore la fonctionnalité, la qualité, et la beauté de la surface.  Elle lui donne une incroyable imperméabilité qui engendre une résistance aux taches très élevée. Un autre avantage de cette technologie est qu’elle n’affecte aucune autre propriété mécanique de Silestone, comme sa haute résistance aux impacts et aux rayures, sa disponibilité en larges formats et personnalisés, et sa versatilité quant aux différentes applications pour le design de votre foyer.

Watch how new N-Boost Technology works / Voyez ici comment fonctionne N-Boost:

 

Silestone’s new Eternal Collection and Iconic White are the first colours to offer this new technology. The remaining Silestone portfolio will eventually include N-Boost, which will be progressively included throughout the year.

For more information, please visit: http://ca.silestone.com/n-boost/

La nouvelle Collection Eternal et Iconic White sont les premières couleurs à offrir cette nouvelle technologie. N-Boost sera intégrée au fur et à mesure au reste du portfolio de Silestone au cours de cette année.

Pour plus d’information, visitez : http://ca.silestone.com/fr/n-boost/

 

 

Dekton by Cosentino receives International Environmental Product Declaration

The International EPD® System recently awarded the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) certificate to the Cosentino Group for the ultracompact Dekton line. This is the second accreditation Cosentino has achieved, after becoming the first company in the quartz surfaces industry to obtain this certificate back in 2011 for Silestone’s ECO line.

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The International EPD System was awarded to Cosentino based on the company’s policy of maximum commitment to sustainability, and its involvement in improving efficiency in the consumption of raw materials and energy, reducing the generation of waste.

Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) is a technique used to evaluate the environmental impacts related to all stages of a product’s life including production in the industrial plant, transport, installation, use and end of life. Dekton was assessed during 2015 at all stages of its life cycle. During this time, the LCA allowed improvements to be made to the surface material and a series of indicators to allow simple and easy monitoring of Dekton‘s environmental status. These indicators pay special attention to greenhouse gas emissions, efficiency in the consumption of raw materials and energy, and the reduction in waste generated.

This certification is a significant accomplishment for Cosentino as it provides sustainability transparency for the Dekton product line. It demonstrates the reduction of negative impact on the environment and provides important information when comparing similar products within the same industry. It also positions Dekton as an optimal choice for LEED property development based on its sustainability and high-efficiency criteria.

According to the Canada Green Building Council, Canada has the second highest number of LEED projects in the world with over 2,800 LEED certified buildings in the country. Canadian architects and builders are looking for products that not only contribute to beautiful design but also uphold sustainability standards. Dekton’s EPD certification positions the brand as an ideal choice among other industry products when it comes to Canadian property developers who are looking for environmentally conscious products.

For more information about Dekton’s EPD, please visit: http://environdec.com/en/Detail/epd916

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Silestone countertops woo Vancouver couple in latest episode of Love it or List it

Silestone recently made an appearance on HGTV Canada’s hit television show Love it or List it Vancouver. The show features homeowners struggling with the decision of moving or re-designing their existing home with the help of a realtor and a designer.

La surface Silestone est récemment apparue dans l’émission TV de HGTV Canada ‘Love it or List it’ Vancouver. L’émission présente des propriétaires avec le dilemme de choisir entre un déménagement et la rénovation de leur foyer actuel, avec l’aide d’un agent immobilier et d’un designer.

 

Vancouver couple, Stephanie and Chris found themselves in a bit of a dilemma after living in Chris’s childhood home which they purchased from his parents. Severely outdated and in need of some design TLC, the couple turned to the show’s hosts, interior designer Jillian Harris and real estate agent Todd Talbot for some much needed guidance.

Un couple de Vancouver, Stephanie et Chris, se sont retrouvés dans cette situation après avoir vécu dans la maison d’enfance de Chris, achetée à ses parents. Celle-ci démodée, et le couple en grand besoin de conseils design, s’est tourné vers les présentateurs, la designer d’intérieur Jillian Harris, et l’agent immobilier Todd Talbot pour des conseils dont ils ont grand besoin.

 

Jillian transformed the couple’s once dated kitchen into a beautiful modern space featuring subtle pops of colour and patterns. Light gray cabinetry paired with Silestone’s White Storm countertops tied the room together giving the kitchen a bright clean look and feel.

So did they decide to love it or list it? We won’t spoil it for you. Watch the full episode here!

Jillian a transformé la cuisine du couple en un superbe espace moderne, qui inclut des touches de couleur subtiles et des motifs intéressants. Des armoires gris clair appariées avec des comptoirs Silestone de la couleur White Storm donnent à cet espace un look lumineux et une sensation de propreté.

Ont-ils décidé de garder la propriété ou de la mettre en vente ? Découvrez l’épisode entier ici!

 

Silestone presents new Eternal Collection in Canada – Silestone présente sa nouvelle Collection Eternal au Canada

Silestone officially introduced its new Eternal Collection in Canada last month during the Interior Design Show in Toronto. Featured in Cosentino’s award-winning booth designed by internationally acclaimed Canadian design firm, Cecconi Simone, the new collection was brought to life through the exhibit’s contemporary applications including a display wall, cladding and a floor to ceiling fireplace surround. The Eternal Collection was well received by IDS attendees, as an ideal alternative to natural stone.

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