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The worldwide leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for architecture and design, Cosentino is delighted to announce that its revolutionary new ultra-compact surface, Dekton has won a prestigious Gold Award for Innovation in Materials at the 2014 Designer Kitchen and Bathroom Awards. Now in its 12th year, the awards are committed to celebrating and promoting excellence in kitchen and bathroom design and are dedicated to improving standards across the industry.
Christophe Gontier, Managing Director for Cosentino UK & IE collecting the award from Georgie Thompson, TV Presenter
Christophe Gontier, managing director for Cosentino UK and Ireland collected the award and said, “We are thrilled to have won this fantastic accolade. To not only gain the recognition from these esteemed judges, but for the award to identify that Dekton is a true innovation in materials is testament to the dedication and investment that has been spent by the team to develop this revolutionary product.”
The gala presentation luncheon was held on the 12 November at Supernova; a unique pop-up venue in Embankment Gardens in Central London with the key movers and shakers from the kitchen and bathroom industry in attendance.
The 2014 judges included Alan Crawford, Architect & Founder of the Crawford Partnership; Laurence Pidgeon of Laurence Pidgeon Design; Jo-Anne Wright, Managing Editor of Utopia Kitchen & Bathroom Magazine; Grahame Morrison, Editor of kb-network.co.uk; Colin Wong, Director of Development Direct; Renee Mascari, CEO of KBB National Training Group; Dick Powell, Co-Founder of Seymourpowell; Vanessa Brady, President of The Society of British Interior Design and Robin Levlen, Founder of Studio Levlen.
Cosentino launched Dekton in May 2014 to kitchen and bathroom studios. Brand new to the market place, it has created a new category of surface that is an ideal architectural and design solution for interiors and exteriors; particularly for kitchen and bathroom applications.
Dekton is the result of a €128million investment and 22,000 hours of research and development by the Cosentino Group. A sophisticated mixture of raw materials that are used to manufacture glass, porcelain and quartz surfaces helps to create the ultra-compact surface. Dekton can recreate any type of material with a high level of quality and can be used indoors and outdoors thanks to its high resistance to UV rays, scratches and stains and resistance to freezing and thawing. It has low water absorption, good resistance to fire and heat as well as very good colour stability.