Cosentino, the global leader in the production of sustainable surfaces for architecture and design, announces Dekton® Ukiyo, a new textured collection that is available in ready-to-instal fluted tiles, one of the first offerings of its kind in the industry.
The collection, which offers livable luxury with the durability of Dekton®, was created in collaboration with internationally recognised interior and product designer Claudia Afshar. Dekton®, which is full life-cycle carbon neutral, was selected for the collection due to its sustainable properties and high-performance capabilities.
Dekton® Ukiyo was inspired by Japanese and contemporary design. Celebrating the art of minimalism and embracing the present, Ukiyo – which means ‘to live in the moment’ – is designed to awaken the senses and evoke a feeling of harmonious wellness.
‘Playing with texture is timeless, and it is so important in all materials, not just fabric,’ said Claudia Afshar. ‘I have always been inspired by the materials found in nature and making the spaces I design as comfortable, warm and authentic as possible. Ukiyo is calming yet simplistic, and the colourways and fluting are romantic, but also contemporary and masculine, to achieve balance.’
Dekton® Ukiyo, whose textures bring distinctive depth and dimension to any space, residential or commercial, is ideal for a virtually limitless range of vertical cladding applications, from facades and fireplaces to custom furniture and so much more. It is available in a matte finish and two fluting options: GV2, with grooves 5 mm wide and 3 mm deep, and set 25 mm apart; and GV3, with grooves 4 mm wide and deep, and set 11 mm apart. Both come in tile size 450 mm x 3 000 mm.
To launch the Ukiyo offering, and provide a comprehensive colour palette that works both independently and together, Afshar hand-selected five existing Dekton® colourways.
- Dark-grey ‘Bromo’, inspired by homogeneous metamorphic rocks such as slate, offers subtle, faded graphics, a carefully created texture and a natural aesthetic perfect for any type of environment.
- Grey ‘Kreta’, inspired by classic cement floors, provides darker or lighter areas depending on the density of the pattern, and a matte texture that combines with any type of material and makes it suitable for diverse applications.
- ‘Nacre’, which has high decorative value with its different reliefs and scattered gradients, shows the trowel marks that bring the colour to life, a subtle interplay of light and shadow in the design, and a silky finish.
- Timeless terracotta ‘Umber’ has a special charisma, warm and very attached to the earth, and closely connected to nature.
- Intricate ‘Rem’ has fine brown and grey veining and hints of gold under a subtle grain.