kb-network    News 04 Oct 2016

Surface specialist Cosentino City opens new exhibition space in Old Street, Clerkenwell

Kitchen surfaces specialists The Cosentino Group has opened the doors to a new exhibition space located in Old Street, Clerkenwell.

Cosentino City London will play host to architects and designers from across the UK, providing an inviting place for business in the capital.

Currently situated in Milan, Manhattan, Sydney and Singapore, London will be the fifth Cosentino City showroom to open. Clerkenwell is a hub for world-class brands with a buzzing cultural scene; no other part of London has as many international design showrooms, making it the ideal location for Cosentino’s new commercial design centre, says the company.

Designed to be a destination for architects and designers to meet, see Cosentino’s product range and discover how the surfaces can be utilised for a wide range of projects, a ‘Cosentino City’ is a space configured to promote the relationship between professionals and the Cosentino commercial team. Cosentino’s surfaces, Dekton, Silestone and Sensa decorate the space, offering visual and tactile aids to visitors.

A hands-on sample room offers visitors the chance to visualise projects using touch screen technology; a slab display interacts with screens to show how different colours and textures look both in detail and applied in a multitude of applications. Colour palettes can be selected using sensor technology, creating a 3D mood board.

Architects and designers are encouraged to utilise Cosentino City London as a workspace for inspiration and project planning. The centre is also available for kitchen studios to bring clients for meetings or for consumers to get ideas for their next project.

Showroom manager Diego Florio says of the new space: “Cosentino City London goes beyond the idea of a ‘showroom’. It offers inspiration for anyone that visits, but overall we see it as a commercial design centre, where professionals can bring their clients, have meetings, and get excited about the possibilities. Product interaction is also key as it allows greater vision for potential projects.”

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