Lofty expressions

Coral Gables, Fla.-based Cosentino, a leader in the production and distribution of innovative resin or cementitious material-bound quartz surfaces, has unveiled the industrial motif-laden Silestone Loft Series, where colors capture the essence of neighborhoods celebrated for their raw, purely urban essence. Loft likewise marks the debut of an HybridQ+, a renewable energy-powered production process that combines reused raw materials, along with 98 percent recycled water. The series launches with:

  • Camden, inspired by a diverse London neighborhood and sporting a delicate and consistent gray, with a fine grain and a very subtle white veining;
  • Poblenou, serving as a nod to the epicenter of Barcelona’s industrial revolution, and offering a warm shade of gray and subtle veining on a sandy background;
  • Seaport, channeling the weather-worn docks in the seaside district of lower Manhattan and exhibiting a dark, worn concrete with subtle streaks of white;
  • Nolita, celebrating neighborhood character with shades of whites and light gray; and,
  • Corktown, capturing the light and shade of a Detroit neighborhood that emerged amidst steam, pistons and the sound of engines and boasting the most intense, solid and deep black of the Loft collection.

“The connection between the past and the present led us to the creation of the Silestone Loft Series,” says Cosentino Group Product and R&D Corporate Director Valentin Tijeras Garcia. “To capture the essence and energy of this mid-20th century industrial style, we studied the architectural bones and textures of abandoned factories. It’s that same deliberately unfinished look of concrete, cement, beams and pipes have been embraced in homes today and evolved into a leading design trend.”