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The world leader in the production and distribution of quartz, natural stone and recycled surfaces, Cosentino is delighted to announce that its Silestone Suede finish has won the prestigious gold award for Innovation in Design for kitchen products at the 2013 Designer Kitchen and Bathroom awards. Now in their 11th year, the awards are committed to celebrating and promoting excellence in kitchen and bathroom design and are dedicated to improving standards across the industry.
Laura Davie, marketing coordinator for Cosentino UK collected the award and said, “We are delighted to have won this fantastic award. It is a great testament to the time, dedication and investment that has been spent by the team to develop this innovative material for the market.”
The gala presentation luncheon was held on the 14 November at the historic surroundings of the Pavilion at the Tower of London with the key movers and shakers from the kitchen and bathroom industry in attendance.
The 2013 judges included Alan Crawford, Architect & Founder of the Crawford Partnership; Laurence Pidgeon of Laurence Pidgeon Design; Kicki Carlsson-Boyd, Managing Director of Drom; Jo-Anne Wright, Editor of Utopia Kitchen & Bathroom Magazine; Renee Mascari, CEO of KBB National Training Group; Max Spenser-Morris, Managing Director of Design Republic; Vanessa Brady, President of The Society of British Interior Design and Robin Levlen, Product Designer for Studio Levlen.
Developed by the Cosentino research and development team in response to market demands, the suede finish benefits from a luxurious textured matte surface, which makes it extremely tactile and durable as well as exuding beauty and elegance.
Perfect for worktops, cladding and bathrooms the Suede finish has a high resistance against scratches and stains as well as unique bacteriostatic properties for maximum hygiene protection. Available in over 30 distinctive through-body colours with a shade and consistency that is not found in natural stone, Silestone Suede is easy to maintain and can be cleaned with soap and water. It also comes with a fantastic 10-year warranty for peace of mind.