Posted 21st Nov 2018

Caesarstone makes shortlist for Surface Design Awards 2019

21st November 2018 - 08:00am
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Caesarstone’s ‘Altered States’ collaboration with New York-based art and architecture practice Snarkitecture has made the shortlist for the 2019 edition of the Surface Design Awards, taking place on the 5th-7th February 2019 at the Business Design Centre in London.

The installation – which was exhibited in a 19th-century neo-renaissance building, the Palazzo dell’Ufficio Elettorale di Porta Romana, during Fuorisalone, Milan earlier this year – has been shortlisted in the ‘Temporary Structure’ category.

Caesarstone commissioned Snarkitecture to create the piece with the aim of “inspiring architects and designers to reflect on the future of the kitchen and the use of Caesarstone quartz surfaces in new ways”.

The installation was a “majestic” circular kitchen island made up of multiple layers of Caesarstone quartz designed to explore the changing states of water, from ice to liquid to steam. The island was surrounded by an amphitheatre of more than 250 metal mesh pedestals using three different Caesarstone designs from the new Metropolitan Collection, which is a finalist in the Best Surface category in the ek&bbusiness Awards 2018.

“These awards are regarded as exceptionally prestigious by both Caesarstone and the architect and design community, so we are very pleased to have been shortlisted,” said Caesarstone marketing vice president Jonathan Stanley.

“Altered States is a project that explores the creative possibilities of our material from an architect firm’s imaginative and external viewpoint which stretches far beyond the traditional, static surface application of quartz.”


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