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Cosentino Expands Silestone and ECO by Cosentino Offerings and Previews Products in Development at KBIS 2013

Apr 12, 2013

Cosentino, the family-owned world leader in quartz, natural stone, and recycled surfaces, announces an exciting line up of new products and activities for KBIS 2013. Expanding its natural quartz brand, Cosentino will showcase, Silestone Suede finish, an exceptional matte finish with a distinctive design aesthetic that sets it apart from the traditional high‐gloss appearance of many natural stone surfaces.

 

The elegant texture is smooth to the touch, giving the surface a softer appearance with little reflection. Further developing the popular ECO™ by Cosentino line of recycled surfacing, Cosentino will introduce four new colors to its stylish and eco-friendly palette. The final colors were chosen by architects, designers and consumers via social media voting, underscoring Cosentino’s commitment to its customers and continual innovation. Cosentino also will be using KBIS to preview its latest R+D efforts on an upcoming line of exotic Silestone hues set to launch later this year. Inspired by the look of natural stone, with dramatic movement and veining, Silestone will seek input from architects and designers on 10 potential hues derived from earthy tones of brown and white.

 

In addition, Cosentino will be previewing the highly anticipated new ultra-compact surface, Dekton by Cosentino, at KBIS for the first time in North America. The launch of Dekton represents an investment of 167.5 million dollars, 22,000 hours of RD&I, and the construction of an entirely new state‐of‐the‐art factory at Cosentino’s headquarters in Spain. The revolutionary new product, which can be used for both indoor and outdoor architectural applications, is UV resistent, and comes in large format, extremely thin slabs and will officially launch in North America later this year.”

 

Cosentino is excited to have such a diverse offering to showcase at the most important industry event of the year,” said Lorenzo Marquez, VP of Marketing for Cosentino North America. “We’re looking forward to revealing more information about Dekton, a major undertaking for the company, while also showcasing the continual innovation of our existing leading brands.” To enhance the design conversation, celebrated designer and 2012 Silestone Trendspotter, Kim Lewis, will be in the Cosentino booth to discuss color trends and inspiring design for the kitchen and bath.

 

Lewis also will be promoting her upcoming 10-city trends tour that will focus on educating independent designers on how to incorporate color in the kitchen and bathroom using Cosentino and Kohler products. The tour will kick off in Chicago this June and will stop in Miami, Los Angeles and New York City, among others. About the Cosentino Group The Cosentino Group currently has 6 factories, 15 kitchen and bathroom surface production centers in the US, more than 70 distribution points or Centers worldwide, and a staff of over 2,200 spread across the globe (700 in the U.S.).

 

From its headquarters in Almeria, Spain, the Group distributes its products and brands in more than 60 countries, and directly manages and controls its own facilities and infrastructures in 17 countries: the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Norway, Italy and Portugal. Currently, almost 80 percent of its turnover comes from international markets.

 

For more information, visit https://www.cosentinonorthamerica.com. Media Contact: For more information, please contact Sharp Communications, Inc., at (212)829–‐0002. Trade media: Stephanie Grabbe, Ext.103, sg@sharpthink.com. Consumer media: Nicole Janok, Ext. 122, nj@sharpthink.com