The worldwide leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for architecture and design, Cosentino and the prestigious architect and designer Daniel Libeskind presented a permanent sculpture yesterday evening at the Group’s headquarters in Almeria, Spain. The spectacular spiral sculpture is called Beyond The Wall; a remarkable result of the ongoing collaboration between Libeskind Design and the Cosentino Group. A temporary version of this sculpture was showcased in Milan’s Statale University during Milan’s Design Week 2013.
Beyond The Wall is based on the infinite possibilities of the spiral, and the first to be created using Dekton by Cosentino. It is not a traditional spiral with a single centre and axis, but a contemporary spiral which opens out into many directions.
The sculpture is a result of the synergy between Libeskind’s architectural vision and Cosentino’s innovative material, Dekton. Beyond The Wall shows how this ultracompact material can succeed in cladding a contemporary and complex architectural facade. In this final version Dekton surfaces are used in all exterior facades, interior walls and in all floors. The whitest finish of Dekton, Zenith, is the chosen colour for the facades and walls, in contrast with the perfect black colour of Sirius, chosen for the floors of the impressive 8.5 metre high spiral. Both Zenith and Sirius belong to Dekton’s Solid Collection, a range of pure, solid colours that offer stunning balance and harmony.
After the unveiling of the Beyond The Wall sculpture, Daniel Libeskind and the Cosentino Group’s President, Francisco Martinez-Cosentino visited the new 128 million investment factory where Dekton by Cosentino is manufactured.
Francisco Martinez-Cosentino remarked: “I feel very honoured that Daniel Libeskind has chosen Dekton for his creation, and very warmly want to thank him for his visit to Cosentino Headquarters today. Our aim with the ultracompact surface Dekton is to suit any design request guaranteeing extreme performance. I am proud this has been achieved for the remarkable installation Beyond The Wall.”
Dekton by Cosentino is an innovative surfacing material – a wholly new and original category of surfaces which feature the exclusive TSP technology developed by the Cosentino Group R&D department. Dekton surfaces have superior technical characteristics including very low porosity; high resistance to scratching and abrasion; offer décor in volume; infinite design possibilities and they are resistant to UV rays and extreme temperatures. Dekton allows large format application both indoors outdoors.