Raytrace
Benjamin Hubert & Dekton by Cosentino
Milan, Italy
Raytrace is an immersive, architectural installation showcasing Dekton®, the ultra-compact, large format surface by Cosentino – exploring the product’s design, innovation, strength, durability and beauty. 

Cosentino presents their collaboration with designer Benjamin Hubert of LAYER for Milan Design Week 2019 titled Raytrace. A triangular passage composed of Dekton® ultracompact surfaces is seemingly balanced on a single edge within a dark, atmospheric space. Upon entering the passageway, a mesmerising caustic pattern slowly dances across the surface, emulating the refraction of light through water – evoking the serene feeling of being underwater. 


Hubert’s design references the highly technological qualities of Dekton® as an indoor/outdoor architectural product and the natural minerals used to produce the material. Taking inspiration from the Dekton® creation process, Hubert creates a dramatic, interactive experience showcasing the harmony between nature, light and architecture. “This installation demonstrates the limitless versatility of Dekton®, hoping to inspire architects and designers with the beauty and technological qualities of the material,” says Santiago Alfonso, Vice President of Marketing and Communication at Cosentino Group. 


Raytrace will be exhibited in the historical vaulted warehouses beneath Milan’s Central Train Station as part of the third edition of Ventura Centrale. The iconic backdrop of these arched spaces will house installations by internationally renowned brands and designers, making it a must-see destination during Milan Design Week 2019.
  

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