DEKTONCLAY: Apparatu + Cosentino
Milan Design Week 2017
Via Cesare Correnti 14, Milan, Italy
Xavier Mañosa explores the concept of the kitchen through a single material, Dekton, which he works with in its various phases of production: from the powder base with which he makes clays to the finished panel that is sold.

The burners, the kitchen counter, the structure, and the handles are made with Dekton, which has been molded, pressed, and baked, leading the material’s malleability into different artisanal processes, always with the simple but sure energy of the fire coming out of the range.

In continuous collaboration with the Spanish firm Cosentino, the ceramist tries to find new ways to work with Dekton, capitalizing on how it behaves when subjected to different temperatures of density conditions, on its versatility, and on the various uses it is able to serve.

Behind this, diverse new questions arise regarding the creative process: how to combine the industrial production of the material with Mañosa’s artisanal work, how to make it stand out in three dimensions, how to design Dekton in a way that highlights contrasts in texture and color tone…

Dektonclay combines the artisanal pieces of Apparatu with the ultracompact Dekton surface, manufactured in the SpectraXGloss color.

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Apparatu es un atelier cerámico y estudio de diseño español liderado por Xavier Mañosa. Xavier creció entre cerámica, viendo lo que sus padres hacías en Art-Foc, el estudio que ellos fundaron en 1968. Hornos, arcilla, agua y tornos siempre han formado parte de su entorno. Hace nueve años Mañosa asumió la dirección del estudio familiar y lo renombró Apparatu. Hoy, el estudio es un espacio efervescente y creativo que no tiene límites a la hora de combinar diseño, investigación y creatividad.  

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