A unique collaboration of Cosentino, Italian wood furniture maker Riva 1920 and architect and designer Daniel Germani could only eventuate in something as unique and beautiful as the Madera Meets Dekton. The visually intriguing piece successfully blurs the lines between furniture and art to present a design led credenza.
The piece was debuted at Cosentino London during this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week and certainly captured the attention of visitors. It is crafted from Cosentino’s Dekton XGloss frame in a deep black Spectra colouration with a glistening polished finish and two solid pieces of organic American walnut.
The walnut was sourced from sustainably managed American forests and was carved to a precise and beautiful duo of curves by Riva 190 before being finished in natural oils and waxes. The curved wooden ends each pull out to reveal one larger and one smaller drawer; these have been integrated using handcrafted dovetail joints.
Practically Cosentino’s Dekton material boasts a high resistance to UV rays, scratches, stains and thermal shocks to ensure the piece is suited to a variety of applications and will keep its good looks for years to come.
Designer, Daniel Germani, comments, “I love wood’s organic texture, shape shifting abilities and perfect imperfections. ‘Madera Meets Dekton®’ happened during a visit to Riva 1920’s compound… walking the shop with Maurizio and learning about all the processes and techniques was an incredible experience and one that sparked a fire in my head. In that moment, the softness and malleability of the wood and the hard, resilient almost stubborn nature of Dekton® made perfect sense together… almost like a hug or an embrace. The rest is history. At the end, I am so proud that Cosentino and Riva 1920 allowed me to design, play and push the limits of the materials…this is just the beginning because the possibilities are endless.”Dekton by Cosentino | dekton.co.uk