Cosentino, a world leader in manufacturing and distributing innovative and sustainable architectural surfaces, launch Dekton Ukiyo– a first-of-its-kind collection of ready-to-install fluted stone tiles developed in collaboration with North American designer Claudia Afshar.
Dekton by Cosentino originated from the company’s vision to create a carbon-neutral, ultra-compact and high-performance architectural surface that was suitable for a range of indoor and outdoor applications – including flooring, wall coverings, paving, cladding, worktops and more. As part of Cosentino’s commitment to sustainability and a circular economic model, all Dekton products incorporate 15-85 per cent recycled materials from the product’s own manufacturing process. Now, Cosentino has unveiled its seventh Dekton collection, continuing to pave the way for a new era of innovative and sustainable architectural surfaces.
The new Dekton Ukiyo collection draws inspiration from contemporary Japanese design, celebrating minimalism while promoting well-being and groundedness. Its distinctive vertical fluting, available in two structured patterns, is designed to enhance spaces by introducing texture and dimension. “Playing with texture is very important in design, not just in fabrics but in solid materials as well,” Claudia says. The designer carefully selected a palette of five rich, nature-inspired colourways to embody the collection: ‘Bromo’, ‘Kreta’, ‘Nacre’, ‘Umber’ and ‘Rem’.
Akin to existing Dekton collections, Ukiyo reinterprets the timeless beauty of natural stone. “I have always been inspired by the materials found in nature, aiming to make the spaces I design as comfortable, warm and authentic as possible,” Claudia says. “Ukiyo is simple and calming, with colourways and fluting that are romantic yet highly contemporary, achieving a sense of balance.”
The Ukiyo collection informs part of the new interior design scheme at the recently opened Melbourne Cosentino City showroom. Experience Ukiyo in person at 460 Collins Street, Melbourne.