Architectural surfaces brand Cosentino has revealed its Dekton furniture in collaboration with five regional designers, showcasing functionally ornate furniture and home accessories which will be showcased at Dubai Design Week’s highlight event, Downtown Design, set to take place 8-12 November 2021 at d3 Waterfront during the festival.
Conceived in collaboration with Studio Nada Debs, Kart Group, Fadi Sarieddine Design Studio, Aljoud Lootah and The Line Concept, the assorted collection features a rocking chair, a console, a coffee table, a range of low side tables and a series of vases, which have been crafted within a period of four months under the theme of ‘Breaking Boundaries’ – an ode to the company’s Dekton Slim material, a new 4mm ultracompact surface.
The designers were asked to create objects using this material both as a functional and a decorative element, with the aim of pushing the boundaries of the material to its full potential to create five individual works of art in their signature design styles.
“This project marks our commitment to creating locally and sustainably,” explained Miriam Llano, Marketing Manager – Cosentino Middle East. “It is also a way to showcase to the world the incredible design talent we have in the Middle East and to celebrate their unique creations in a material totally new to them.”
While Fadi Sarieddine, founder of the multidisciplinary atelier Fadi Sarieddine Design Studio, was keen on exploring the characteristics of Dekton Slim material with his paper coffee table, Lebanese designer Nada Debs’ Carapace Console creates a synergy of opposing elements through a playful geometric composition of both natural and industrial elements that fit seamlessly together.
Meanwhile, Emirati designer Aljoud Lootah reconciled the material in a new way with her collection of 3-dimensional and functional vases, Talyd, inspired by traditional metal pots, echoing her dedication to Emirati culture and artisanal craft distinctive of her work.
Dana Al Matrook and Newsha Dastaviz from contemporary furniture design studio The Line Concept crafted the Tektonia Tables while challenging the perception of the stone as a hard, cold and sharp material with soft and organic lines.
Llano added: “The unique creations, proudly made in the UAE, are an ode to the spirit of collaboration, sustainability and breaking boundaries in every sense – material, design, process and production.”
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