Cosentino’s new collection, Dekton® Liquid, is inspired by the fluidity found in nature
Dekton® Liquid is Cosentino’s newest collection of high-performance surfaces. Designed in collaboration with London-based pattern experts and designers PATTERNITY, the collection of three colourways are inspired by water and different states of liquidity. A collision of art, science and nature, the surfaces have mesmerising, rippling and marbled patterns across backgrounds of inky black and pearlescent white.
Cosentino commissioned Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham of PATTERNITY to create a collection that reflects the beauty and properties of Dekton®. Murray and Winteringham are inspired by a deep-rooted belief in the power of pattern to positively change the world and expand our lives. Decoding the visual rhythms and cycles of nature and life, they seek to create patterns that promote environmental awareness and foster a greater feeling of connection to each other and nature.
Water is omnipresent in the lives of Australians. Whether it is the pull of the ocean that sees more than 80 per cent of the population living near the coast, or the lack of rain that creates the arid landscapes inland. This pervasiveness of water in Australian culture makes Dekton® Liquid a natural fit for Australian homes and lifestyle.
The collection has three colourways, Liquid Sky, Liquid Shell, Liquid Embers – all inspired by different states of liquidity that draw on current global trends, as well as those on the horizon. Each is created by swirling oil-based inks on the surface of water.
Liquid Sky – has a fluid soft-grey pattern that swirls across a cloud-white backdrop. Referencing the scientific principles of fluid dynamics, the design explores the movement of gravity and pays homage to swirling energy and perpetual motion.
Liquid Shell – takes a deep dive into the water, celebrating what lies beneath the ocean waves. The rippling, pearlescent pattern mimics the soft texture of the ocean floor, created by the gentle ebb and flow of the tide in union with the moon.
Liquid Embers – represents the melding point between fire and liquid, a space that lies deep below the surface of the earth. Reminiscent of magma, it has a mesmerising dark-grey pattern that crackles through the carbon-coloured surface.
Consideration of water was at the heart of this project for PATTERNITY. It is also at the forefront for Cosentino as the company works to reduce the water used in manufacturing. Ninety-five per cent of water is collected and reused during production, moving towards a more circular manufacturing process.
Ideal for a broad range of residential, hospitality and commercial settings, the Dekton® Liquid collection can be used for kitchen and vanity benchtops, splashbacks, tabletops, floor tiles and wall cladding. The colours and patterns are complementary to timber, concrete and other joinery materials and surfaces, and are a versatile choice in traditional, classic, modern and contemporary environments.
Dekton® is made with a sophisticated blend of the raw materials used to produce the very latest in glass, porcelain and high-quality quartz surfaces, which makes it impervious to the elements, including scratches, stains, UV rays and heat. This ultra-durable performance makes Dekton® an ideal solution for indoor and outdoor applications, and large-format sizes allow for continuous surfaces without cuts or joints.
Cosentino continues to redefine indoor and outdoor surfaces for the Australian architecture and design industry. Cosentino’s innovative surface solutions perform beyond expectations, bringing aesthetics and functionality to the world’s most beautiful residential and commercial environments.
More information: https://www.cosentino.com/en-au/