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Drita Kafè

Cosentino Case Study

The light of the Adriatic Sea floods into the Drita Kafè with Dekton Entzo

By Giusy Scalia

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Location

Piana degli Albanesi, Palermo, Italy

End date

2020

Material

Dekton

Colour

Entzo

Architect / Design

Ing. Giusy Scalia

Application

Worktop, table tops, wall cladding, flooring

Thickness

0.8cm | 1.2cm | 2.0cm

Nature as a starting point

Drita means light in Albanian. But a very special light, like the one reflected by the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea and the creamy colour of Albania’s sandy beaches. Drita Kafè is a small café which recreates an atmosphere of idyllic nature and endless summer in Piana degli Albanesi, a small mountain village embedded in Sicily and founded over five centuries ago by Albanians.

History, tradition and modernity come together in this café to offer the typical Sicilian ‘cannoli’, as well as a variety of local pastries and cigars. At Drita Kafè everything is designed to please the senses. And here, the Dekton surface, in its striking Entzo colour, plays a perfect role.

How to expand the possibilities of a reduced space

Dekton Entzo recreates a Calacatta marble that captures the warmth of light; its steamy golden shiny veins give it a unique personality that enriches any interior space. The designer and engineer Giusy Scalia has cleverly used this feature to illuminate and enlarge the small, narrow premises.

The 0.8cm thick Dekton Entzo surface has been used to clad the walls of the table area, continuing down to the floor to give a sense of uniformity that creates two different spaces in this café; a radiant and welcoming space, to enjoy the pastries, and another more intimate one, the service area, where the wood tones have been combined in different intensities.

The ensemble is completed by the tables and bars, also in Dekton Entzo – 2.0cm and 1.2cm thick respectively – which, in addition to offering a very attractive design, provide the owners of the Drita Kafè with non-porous surfaces that are easy to clean and highly resistant to scratches and wear and tear of time, like the spirit and tenacity of the Albanians who founded Piana degli Albanesi.

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White Residential Lobby

Cosentino Case Study

Dekton in white tones, captivating nuances for this residential lobby

Shiri Levy

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Location

Kiryat Motzkin, Haifa, Israel

End date

2020

Material

Dekton

Colour

Aura15 | Zenith

Architect / Design

Shiri Levy

Application

Flooring and wall cladding

Thickness

8 mm for the flooring and 4 mm for the wall cladding

Love at first sight

Although the White House residential lobby was fully completed in March 2020, the creative process had been brewing in the mind of its designer, Shiri Levy, for many months. It all started during a visit to Cosentino’s headquarters in Almeria. Levy was invited to see the latest product innovations and their countless applications. The designer was so fascinated by Dekton that, as soon as she returned to Israel, she decided to return to Cosentino’s factories in Almeria, but this time accompanied by her site manager. On this second visit, they chose the finishes and quantities needed for the execution of the project.

As it could not be otherwise, two different shades of white were used in the White House: Dekton Aura, with strong grey veining and featuring a fold out design; and Dekton Zenith, a solid Nordic white, with no veining or texture. Classicism and modernity go hand in hand to create an elegant and imposing lobby.

In this way, the designer succeeded in responding to the project brief: to create an impressive and timeless space that combines innovation and elegance.

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Inspired by Italian Carrara marble

Planning the White House lobby was not without its complications. Levy specifically refers to the difficulty in coordinating the different systems that are mandatory in public spaces, as well as the cutting of the slabs into triangular shapes. This required a series of technical simulations in collaboration with the Cosentino team in Spain to reduce material waste.

Beyond the technical challenges, the designer speaks enthusiastically about her source of inspiration. For Levy, the Italian region of Tuscany and Carrara marble represent the pinnacle of elegance and good taste, both of which are present in this lobby. Dekton allows the design of large-scale public spaces, achieving that complex balance between functionality and beauty.

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“The collaboration with Cosentino's factory team in Spain was very professional. They provided continuous support until the very last moment”
Shiri Levy

Shiri Levy

Designer

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aura_dekton

Aura15

Dekton
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Union Wharf

Cosentino Flagship Project

Silence and comfort with Dekton for the first building in the UK specifically designed for families

By Assael Architects & HTA Architects

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Location

Greenwich, London

Material

Dekton

Colour

Halo

Quantity

3000 m2

Architect / Designer

Assael Architects & HTA Architects

Application

Ventilated Façade, flooring, worktops, external cladding and staircase

Thickness

12 mm

Installator

Conneely Facades

A home to enjoy what matters most

The avant-garde ultra-compact surface Dekton has been specified as the façade of a multi award-winning residential build in the heart of London. Two 23-storey tower blocks in Greenwich, the Union Wharf Creekside Buildings have created 249 homes to rent in south London. One of the tallest modular buildings in the UK, the project was the first in the country to cater solely and specifically for families, with buggy storage, acoustic noise insulation and an on-site nursery for parents with young children.

Involved from inception to completion, Cosentino worked closely with architects Assael and HTA over five years to help deliver the best design and finish. 3,000m2 of Dekton was specified for both towers in the Union Wharf development, adorning the top penthouse level and down two sides of both buildings. Developers, Essential Living, utilised Dekton in a large redevelopment project, Vantage Point Archway Tower back in 2017, making this an easy decision for subsequent projects.

Dekton facades, sustainable and designed to last

With high rise façades being one of the key news topics in the UK, the imitable benefits of Cosentino’s Dekton material, including safety, sustainability and energy efficiency, are all paramount considerations, especially within living quarters. Boasting LEED and BREEAM certifications in environmental and sustainable design, as well as the highest classification in terms of fire resistance: A2 s0 d1 for 12 mm, Dekton’s durability, ease of installation, consistency in colour and thickness as well as high scratch resistance and low porosity makes it the ideal surface for façades.

Dekton also offers high resistance to ultraviolet rays, frost and thawing, as well as colour stability and high stain resistance, which results in it being an ideal material for use on exterior ventilated façades. Cosentino’s National Façade Manager, Simon Hope comments “This project demonstrates both a practical and aesthetically pleasing façade, which integrates with the window layout while complementing the innovative location. The result is a striking finish utilising a product that benefits from strong eco credentials and cutting-edge technology – all helping to meet the client’s brief.”

In addition, carbon neutrality has been achieved for the entire life cycle of Dekton, from the extraction of the raw material and the calculation of the direct and indirect emissions from its production cycle (and those derived from its use), to the end of the product’s life. This milestone is a result of the strong measures taken by Cosentino to achieve greater efficiency in terms of energy, consumption of resources, use of renewable electricity and sustainable mobility policies.

``Dekton benefits from strong eco credentials and cutting-edge technology - all helping to meet the client's brief``
Simon Hope

Simon Hope

Cosentino’s National Façade Manager

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Ultra-thin façade cladding gives Zeeduin a slightly floating effect

By Ignace Deconinck

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Nieuwpoort, Belgium

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Dekton

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Nayla

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462 m2

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Ignace Deconinck

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Ventilated façade

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4 mm

Dekton, insulation, aesthetics and durability for facades

The Zeeduin renovation project is situated on the corner of Franslaan with Lefebvrestraat in Nieuwpoort. After a few decades, the façades – covered with relatively thin prefab silex concrete elements – showed concrete damage due to carbonation. The client and architect opted for a total renovation for the façades, with 4 mm thick Dekton Slim plates by Cosentino, glued on a ventilated aluminium support structure.

The apartment building dates back to the 1970s and has 6 above-ground floors. The gallery terraces, made of in situ concrete with the floor slab running from the inside to the outside without thermal interruption, were fitted with a mortar-bed tiling. Water penetration caused concrete damage and general degradation of the concrete coating. The absence of façade and roof insulation also contributed to a total renovation.

Dekton Slim, 4mm full of possibilities

A light façade cladding had to give the building a new, sleek and contemporary zest. This resulted in the choice of Dekton Slim plates (with a thickness of 4 mm), glued to an aluminium carrier. “This way the façade could be insulated to a maximum without bringing the façade surface too far forward,” according to the architectural engineer Ignace Deconinck of the eponymous Architecten Expertisebureau from Veurne.

A small balcony construction with a walking zone was provided for the apartments on the façade corner – with in the original condition only a balustrade in the façade surface. Not evident from a technical point of view. Good coordination (including dimensions and planning) between the main contractor (Aquastra), the balustrades subcontractor (Aluform) and the façade cladding subcontractor (Murex Stone) was required. After concrete repair, the gallery terraces were fitted with a new reinforced terrace compaction system and glass balustrades with front mounting of the uprights.

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``Dekton delivers high-quality and a great technical performance compared to other existing surfaces``
Stephanie Bevernagie

Stephanie Bevernagie

Cosentino Belgium

Nayla, an off-white full of nuances

The architect opted for a dark-coloured base (the ground floor) and a light superstructure to give the floors a more floating effect. “For the ground floor, we opted for a coating in fired blue bluestone, a good match with the small grey speckles, the white mass of the Nayla type and the terrace floors in a grey tone,” says Deconinck about the choice for the Dekton colour “Nayla” (white speckled).

“Thanks to its properties, Dekton delivers high-quality, technical performance compared to other existing surfaces: highly scratch-resistant, frost-resistant and thaw-resistant, and resistant to salty air and UV rays. Colour stability, dimensional stability and pressure resistance are high. With a fire reaction class A2, s1-d0, Dekton can even be used for tall buildings,” says Stephanie Bevernagie of Cosentino.

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CulinaryOn

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Singapore’s most creative kitchen brings Dekton out to play

Essential Details Interior Design and CJWHDesign

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Singapore

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Dekton | Silestone

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Sirius | Domoos | Desert Silver | Korus

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Worktops

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Essential Details Interior Design
and CJWHDesign

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2020

The challenge of irregular shapes

CulinaryOn is an immersive cooking studio for team-building activities founded in Moscow and has branches in Poland, Romania, and now, Singapore. Completed in four months, CulinaryOn Singapore occupies a 4,000-square-meter, fan-shaped trapezoidal unit in Robertson Quay, Singapore.

The designers turned this challenging, irregular shape into an opportunity to present a dynamic configuration with moving benches and workstations that can be easily adjusted according to the users’ needs.

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Design curves created to endure

The concept of CulinaryOn’s interior design likens culinary journey to a theatrical performance. Thus, the space is designed like a stage and Cosentino is featured front and centre in this culinary stage.

The space is divided into three studios, which are separated from one another by operable panels that can be folded away to merge the spaces as needed. Each studio is anchored by a U-shaped chef’s table with a cooking station at its centre, featuring sleek black Dekton Domoos and Dekton Sirius.

Several movable cooking stations are set around these chef’s table. Each station features cranberry red base paired with Dekton Korus worktop, presenting a smooth, solid grey surface with white veins perfect for culinary experiments.

A curvy bar unites the three studios. Clad in brushed copper and solid teal colour, the bar is finished with Silestone Desert Silver.

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Charles Wee

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Haidilao Marina Square

Cosentino Case Study

Dekton and Silestone Enhance Futuristic Dining Experience at Haidilao Marina Square

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Singapore

Material

Dekton | Silestone

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Desert Silver | Soke

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More than 850 m2

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Wall Cladding, Table Tops, Vanity Tops and flooring

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2 cm

An immersive experience in every sense

Designed by Wilson Associates, Haidilao’s newest outlet at Marina Square mall presents an exceptionally futuristic dining experience with a personalised menu, immersive dining experience with sound and light projection, and robot servers, on top of its signature services.

The restaurant’s theatrical dining experience requires a sound design built with high quality, durable material, hence the designer’s choice to use Dekton and Silestone in its busiest areas. The interior design incorporates no less than 180 slabs of Dekton Soke and 10 slabs of Silestone Desert Silver, with a total of 806 sqm and 50 sqm of surfaces, respectively.

A beauty salon that earns its name

A great dining experience is an alchemy of great food, great service and great ambience. In the age of information and disruption, customers are spoilt for choice. F&B establishments need to constantly reinvent their offerings – menu, interior design, dining promotions – to keep diners coming back for more. They need to sustain diners’ interest with fresh experiences that cannot be found elsewhere.

Haidilao understands this. Going above and beyond impeccable customer service, the restaurant chain’s answer to providing and unforgettable dining experience includes services like manicure in a beauty room while diners wait for their tables. Silestone Desert Silver is chosen for the vanity tops in the beauty room for its modern look and durability.

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“Haidilao is one of Asia’s most iconic F&B brands that thrives because of its unparalleled service, much like Cosentino’s own brand ethos”
Celine See

Celine See

Key Account Manager Cosentino SEA

Easy maintenance for daily use

Silestone Desert Silver with 20mm-thickness is used for the tabletops and wall in the dining room. The Silestone Desert Silver is available in polished or suede finishes with various edge profiles. It is extremely durable, and can withstand heat shock and chemical spills, perfect to handle hot pots and nail varnish stains. Its good look comes with easy maintenance – simply wipe to clean.

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Villa Rosh Hanikra

Cosentino Flagship Project

Villa Rosh Hanikra: when industrial style embraces the rustic

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Rosh HaNikra, Mateh Asher, Israel

Material

Dekton

Colour

Kelya | Soke | Radium

Quantity

400 m2

End date

Moshe Zion

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Façade and worktop

Thickness

8 mm for the façade and 20 mm for the worktop

Installator

Alukal Group

Dekton, glass and wood in perfect balance

Architect Moshe Zion explains proudly the inspiration behind his latest project, Villa Rosh Hanikra, a villa located in a kibbutz in the north of Israel, on the Mediterranean coast. The sea views from the villa are an inseparable part of the house and the unifying feature connecting the interior with the exterior. Taking this view of the sea as a starting point, Zion has designed an open, transparent space with clear views over the garden and pool.

The aim? To create a contrast between the coldness of the materials with the appearance of concrete and glass and the warmth of wood. The different planes in Dekton Kelya and Dekton Soke respond to this aim, also creating a sense of dynamism on the façade.

The choice of a material with the appearance of concrete creates a very industrial and trendy look. Large terraces with wooden floors and glass balustrades are the perfect counterpoint to the concrete effect. The warmth of the wood and character of the open-plan kitchen, with its impressive Dekton Radium island connecting the interior with the pool area, embrace the visitor as they enter the home.

The challenge of updating a rustic style home

The major challenge of this project was to revamp a rustic style home with a tiled roof into a modern and inspiring design. In terms of look and feel, no one would think that this house is a renovation of a traditional style home. The “miracle” was made possible by the large Dekton surfaces installed on the aluminium structure.

This modern concept is also evident in the design of the interior spaces of the house, perhaps the most obvious example being the kitchen, seamlessly connected to the view of the sea and the outdoor area. The large island, which also serves as a bar, provides an open and highly functional meeting area, matching the design of the rest of the house.

A façade renovation is probably one of the most visually impactful solutions to transform a house without significantly changing its internal structure. In the case of the Villa Rosh Hanikra, the result is so spectacular that it looks like a newly built house.

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“The large Dekton surfaces used for the façade are the stars of the look and feel we were searching for”
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Moshe Zion

Designer

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Kiryat Gat Water Fountain

Cosentino Flagship Project

Architecture and art come together at the Water Fountain in Kiryat Gat

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Location

Kiryat Gat, Israel

Material

Dekton

Colour

Ventus

Quantity

175 m2

Architect / Designer

Elya Shapiro

Application

Ventilated façade

Thickness

1,2 cm

Collaborator

Almogim

Why use Dekton for fountains?

The Kiryat Gat water fountain in Israel is located in a very special place, where the old and new city meet. Furthermore, this new fountain at the junction of several roads also serves as a gateway to the city.

When artist and designer Elya Shapiro was commissioned to design and build this fountain, his first thought was to choose a beautiful and stunning material which would also age well over time. The choice of Dekton Ventus met most of the requirements of the project: it is resistant to chlorine and salt water, can be cut precisely to suit different thicknesses and is suitable for use with a KEIL anchoring system on the façade.

Shapiro also took aesthetic considerations into account in his choice, such as the wide range of Dekton colours and the possibility of custom cutting, depending on the needs of the project (with or without edges, for example).

From a professional point of view, Shapiro considered the advantages of working with Cosentino: long-term warranty, responsiveness and problem-solving, on-time delivery and supply of additional, perfectly packaged material, in case of breakage.

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The cycle of life as inspiration

Shapiro designed a huge, constantly moving spiral that would create different perspectives depending on the direction of the traffic. The spiral symbolises the cycle of life that leads to infinity. To create this movement, the fountain uses 180 small sprinklers mounted on its inner face, which spray water at the centre, in the middle of the arch. The point where all the water comes together generates a water explosion and a waterfall that symbolises the connection between traffic and urban roads in the public space.

The human challenge of this project lies in combining different disciplines harmoniously, from large-scale construction work to the development of small processor chips. The execution of the project required very careful planning and coordination.

From a technical point of view, the challenge was to design an arch which would simultaneously twist and converge. The dimensions vary along the entire length of the structure, thus requiring different fittings at each point of the arch. Furthermore, in order to simplify and customise the different production processes, cutting-edge technologies were used to provide first-class performance.

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“I chose Dekton Ventus not only for its beauty, but also because it met the structural strength requirements of the project”
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Elya Shapiro

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Patisserie Glea

Cosentino Case Study

Dekton, the star of the renovated patisserie Glea in Murcia

By Alexia Martínez and Pedro Francisco

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Location

Murcia, Spain

Architect / Designer

Interior design by Alexia Martínez and architecture by Pedro Francisco

Material

Dekton

Colour

Kreta | Kelya | Bergen

Application

Flooring, table cladding and display counter

A fresh new look for a classic style establishment

The patisserie Glea, run by the young chef Abel Bravo and located in the historic centre of Murcia, first opened its doors in November 2020. It is housed in a traditional establishment, at number 4 Barrionuevo Street, and sells innovative and distinctive sweet treats, with a focus on fresh ingredients.

Although the establishment is housed in a classic style building, its renovation conveys innovation and modernity, in line with the values of the new patisserie. For this, interior designer Alexia Martínez, together with architect Pedro Francisco, has relied on Dekton for the renovation process.

For the flooring, the chosen material was Dekton Kreta, from the Industrial collection. Inspired by polished concrete, Dekton Kreta evokes a seamless effect, making it perfect for use as a base colour to be combined with bold finishes. For the tables, the interior designer has opted for Dekton Kelya, a material inspired by dark marble which features light veins and creates a very unique atmosphere.

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“Working with a material such as Dekton has helped us to give character to the space, adding quality and a distinctive touch”
Alexia Martínez

Alexia Martínez

Interior designer

Impressive display counter in Dekton Bergen

The focal point of this establishment is undoubtedly its large display counter designed as if it were a monolithic totem. This starring effect is achieved in two ways: firstly, by placing the finest sweets in Murcia within easy reach; secondly, by choosing a material with a strong visual presence and character such as Dekton Bergen.

Dekton Bergen is part of the Dekton Stonika collection. Inspired by natural Portobello stone, it is reminiscent of Greek sculptures, with marked greyish veins on an off-white base. When used on the display counter, it greatly enhances the presentation of products, elevating the sweets to the status of almost divine delicacies.

Interestingly, the name of the patisserie, Glea, means “land” in Murcian Spanish, an allusion to the importance of using local ingredients and products. This philosophy fits perfectly with that of Dekton by Cosentino, committed to sustainability and certified as a carbon neutral product for its entire life cycle.

Cosentino’s materials used in this project

Kreta

Kreta

Dekton
kelya

Kelya

Dekton
Bergen---Swatch

Bergen

Dekton

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Cosentino Case Study

Modern and resistant, the new Dekton look for The Ritz-Carlton Abama

Inge Moore

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Location

Tenerife, Spain

Architect / Designer

Inge Moore, Gregory de Clerk, Pablo L. López

Material

Dekton

Colour

Olimpo

Application

Buffet counter and claddings

A buffet counter to tempt the appetite as well as the eye

The Ritz-Carlton Abama is a five-star resort in Tenerife, the island of eternal spring. It is the perfect place to rest and relax while enjoying excellent guest service, in line with the philosophy of The Ritz-Carlton chain. With this purpose in mind, the renovation of one of its restaurants, “La Veranda”, was carried out in 2019.

The hotel has an extensive gastronomic offer with eight different restaurants, some of which have been awarded several Michelin stars. “La Veranda” is dedicated to breakfast and pop-up proposals. Therefore, this restaurant is equipped with large buffet counters where the food is beautifully presented and live cooking is performed.

During the modernisation project of the restaurant, led by Gregory de Clerck, all worktops were replaced with a single material: Dekton Olimpo. The result is a clear, relaxed and elegant atmosphere, in contrast to the warmth of the wood used in the dining area. Dekton Olimpo is a material from the Stonika collection inspired by Carrara marble. Its white colour with grey veins adds character and enhances the look of the restaurant.

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“It is very gratifying to have a material with high mechanical and aesthetic features such as Dekton, together with a team willing to provide solutions and collaborate in the execution”
Inge Moore

Inge Moore

Designer

The resistance of Dekton in cooking areas

Dekton can withstand the most extreme temperatures, such as hot cookware just taken off the hob. Furthermore, Cosentino’s ultra-compact surface offers high resistance to scratches and aggressive chemicals, as well as almost zero porosity. Dekton worktops, with a 25-year warranty, were the best technical solution for the renovation of the buffet area.

From an aesthetic point of view, Dekton also had many advantages. The large format slabs (320 cm x 144 cm) create continuous, seamless surfaces that are more beautiful and easier to keep clean. These extra large slabs are ideal for worktops as big as those of “La Veranda”. Furthermore, the variety of thicknesses available (from 3 cm to 0.4 cm) multiplies the design possibilities allowing, for example, the same material to be used for worktops and kitchen cabinet doors.

The result is a sublime finish, beautiful and functional at the same time, ideal for surprising guests and making breakfast a first class experience.

Cosentino’s materials used in this project

olimpo

Olimpo

Dekton

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