Dektonclay by Apparatu

November 2017
After three years of collaboration between Cosentino and ceramic atelier Apparatu, led by Xavier Mañosa, came the presentation of Dektonclay during the Fuorisalone in Milan, displaying the unpredictable potential of the Dekton material. Xavier Mañosa has long been exploring the kitchen concept, creating a collection of pieces using the same material in every part of the kitchen. Hence, there is table and kitchenware, furniture pieces, an actual kitchen, ovens, countertop, a frame structure, and handles, which have all been created with Dekton’s modelling, pressing, extruding, firing, and various crafting processes.
“The aim was to discover new ways of working with the material, finding out how it behaves under different temperatures or conditions of density”
Mañosa remarks.
“Dektonclay-crafted raw pieces were combined with the industrial, ultracompact surface Spectra XGloss, a unique material with good technical performance and a dazzling crystal shine. I chose this Dekton® XGloss finish specifically because its spectacularly shiny surface contrasts with the matte finish of the moulded pieces that serve as a support, thus creating a very powerful visual effect.”

Apparatu is a design and ceramic studio; this combination enables us to conceive new ideas for projects and meticulously see them through to completion. Our day by day activities include working on bespoke commissions for clients, developing our own in house projects and lots of research.

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