Xavier Mañosa

Designer and Founder of Apparatu

October 2016
During Milano Design Week, Cosentino collaborated with Apparatu design studio to create an experimental exhibition, Dektonhenge by Apparatu, made with Dekton®. The Cosentino Group distributes high-value, innovative surfaces for use in architecture and design. With this new product, Xavier Mañosa proposes a review of Dekton’s origins. Together with Cosentino’s R&D department, Xavier Mañosa subjected the ultra-compact surface to a ductile and malleable process.
“Using Dekton as a raw material, we could follow its transformation from liquid to solid states, working in the same way as with ceramic.” Mañosa selected a type of natural rock and digitalised its surface. From this he created different pieces such that each of them could later be crafted and moulded. “The result of this experimental exercise is an ensemble of elements of different shapes and sizes — these make up the retro-primitive look of the Dektonhenge table setting.”