Architectural surfaces brand Cosentino has announced the debut of its Capsule Collection of furniture and home accessories in collaboration with five regional design houses including Studio Nada Debs, Kart Group, Fadi Sarieddine Design Studio, Aljoud Lootah and The Line Concept.
Under the theme of ‘Breaking Boundaries’ the Cosentino Capsule Collection is an ode to its Dekton Slim material – a new 4mm ultracompact surface. The designers are 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.
Following the reveal in June and official launch of the collection in September, the Collection will be showcased at the Expo 2020 Spanish Pavilion and Downtown Design 2021.
“Cosentino Middle East is pleased to be taking the lead on creating the first ever Dekton Slim Capsule Collection worldwide. This project marks our commitment to creating locally and sustainably. 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. The Cosentino Capsule Collection is really about collaborating and breaking boundaries in every sense – material, design, process and production” explained Miriam Llano, Marketing Manager – Cosentino Middle East.
Commenting on her participation in the Collection, Lebanese designer Nada Debs is “looking forward to creating a synergy between the advanced technology of Cosentino and the intricate crafts of the region,” while architect Mustafa Khamash, founder of Dubai-based interior design atelier the Kart Group, is excited about “creating a dynamic collection that reflects the richness and vibrancy of this region.”
Fadi Sarieddine, founder of the multidisciplinary atelier Fadi Sarieddine Design Studio, is keen on “exploring the characteristics of Dekton Slim material and investigating its new dimensions when applied on furniture,” while Emirati designer Aljoud Lootah whose work focuses on interpreting Emirati culture and artisanal techniques through contemporary design is interested in exploring the material “in a completely new way to create 3-dimensional and functional products.”
Echoing the sentiments of other members of the collective, the duo Dana Al Matrook and Newsha Dastaviz from contemporary furniture design studio The Line Concept remarked, “We look forward to providing a refreshing perspective on how avant-garde materials such as Dekton Slim can be applied in unconventional designs.”