Madera Meets Dekton by Daniel Germani

November 2017
During Milan Design Week, Cosentino presented a project resulting from a collaboration with Riva1920, a company specialised in the production of solid wood furniture. Madera Meets Dekton, created by designer Daniel Germani, is a singular monolith and timeless credenza. The Madera body comprises an elegant frame with an ultra-compact Dekton surface in a highly polished black hue, Spectra XGloss. This is embraced by two organic pieces of solid American walnut carved to perfection by master woodworkers at Riva1920.
Daniel Germani: “I love wood’s organic texture, shape shifting abilities and perfect imperfections. “Madera Meets Dekton” happened during a visit to Riva 1920’s compound… walking the shop with Maurizio and learning about all the processes and techniques was an incredible experience and one that sparked a fire in my head. In that moment, the softness and malleability of the wood and the hard, resilient almost stubborn nature of Dekton® made perfect sense together… almost like a hug or an embrace. The rest is history. At the end, I am so proud that Cosentino and Riva 1920 allowed me to design, play and push the limits of the materials…this is just the beginning because the possibilities are endless.”
Madera Meets Dekton reflects handcraft combined with innovation and design linked to technology. It is also the result of an extensive research about raw materials, respect for the environment, innovative creative processes and work done with the utmost quality.

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