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Kitchens Mar 22, 2022

Cosentino: Silestone Loft and HybriQ+ Technology

Silestone Loft is a brand new collection of five colours inspired by industrial design; Camden, Poblenou, Seaport, Nolita and Corktown. The namesake for each colour represents an iconic town with a distinctive history and style.

According to Cosentino’s consistent market analysis, demand by both professionals and end-users for rust, cement, steel and concrete finishes continues to rise, making this a timely launch.

This new series of five colours is inspired by an industrial style. Dating back to the mid-20th century, spaces such as abandoned factories, large workshops and warehouses were turned into open-plan housing, or what became known as loft apartments.

The look consisted of materials such as concrete, cement, beams, pipes and deliberately unfurnished spaces. This style of living became a central and popular look within many homes, turning the industrial appearance into a trend that is still popular today.

The creation of the five colours of the Silestone Loft series, Camden, Poblenou, Seaport, Nolita and Corktown, look to bridge the past and the present. They represent five iconic towns with a distinctive history and industrial aesthetic reflected in their streets, buildings, urban furniture and interior decoration.

Silestone Camden is inspired by one of London’s most influential, alternative towns. Camden reminds us of a diverse food scene, speaks a thoen-gbnd languages, dresses eclectically and is home to hundreds of musicians and artists. Posters and ephemeral works of art are part of Camden’s history and decorate its exposed brick façades. Authentic, steely shades and the natural wear and tear of living spaces have inspired the cement tone of Silestone Camden; a soft, delicate and consistent grey, with a fine grain and a very subtle white veining. It is a versatile, adaptable colour, easy to incorporate with any decoration thanks to its consistency.

Silestone Camden

Silestone Poblenou takes its inspiration from the epicentre of the industrial revolution in Barcelona – one of today’s most modern and creative towns. Poblenou has a Mediterranean warmth, with an industrial appearance. It is cosmopolitan, yet suburban; family friendly and multicultural. Its old industrial buildings have been turned into fabulous loft spaces surrounded by art galleries, bars and businesses. A warm shade of grey with very subtle veining on its surface, Silestone Poblenou features a sandy background that brings brightness and offers a comforting texture and familiar feel.

Silestone-Kitchen-Loft-Poblenou-2

Silestone Seaport reminds us of the small seaside district in south-eastern Manhattan, where the past coexists peacefully alongside docks, restaurants and shops. Exposed brick, worn concrete and characteristic wood from the docks form a chromatic range that has inspired this Silestone colour. Thanks to the effect of its colour and shades, Silestone Seaport is very similar to dark, worn cement, and its striking white shades blend in perfectly with the background.

Seaport

Silestone Nolita is another New York inspired creation. Specifically, a town that was avant-garde even before it was given the name Nolita (North of Little Italy). In the mid-90s, Nolita found its personality and architectural identity that gave it a unique and distinctive character. Its streets are authentic and wild, very different from the surrounding locations. With this historical background, Cosentino has created Silestone Nolita, the whitest shade of the Silestone Loft collection. Nolita is cold and industrial. Blended with shades of whites and light greys, it creates an elegant fine line, free of strong contrasts.

Silestone- Nolita

Silestone Corktown has been created to honour the light and shade of Detroit, which grew up amidst steam, pistons and the sound of engines. Corktown was successful and prosperous until depression and deterioration took over. Despite these knock-backs, it regenerated a few decades ago with a renewed beauty and an interesting and intellectual old style. A walk through its streets or a glimpse of the iconic Michigan Central Station is enough to recognise its historic industrial splendour. This has inspired Silestone Corktown, the most intense, solid and deep black of the Silestone Loft collection. Its dark background blends beautifully with intense brown touches and an extra matte finish. Silestone Corktown is evocative of worn surfaces that have experienced the passing of time.

Corktown

Furthermore, Silestone Loft introduces, for the first time, the innovative and exclusive HybriQ+ technology. This is a completely new production process adhering to the company’s commitment to the environment, the circular economy and sustainable management.

Thanks to more than three years of intense work, Cosentino has developed this new generation of Silestone which promotes greater safety in the sector, as well as being more sustainable and respectful to the environment.

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