Cosentino Group, world leader in the production and distribution of quartz, natural stone and recycled surfaces, will be present at Fuorisalone 2012 with an innovative project developed by Brazilian designers, Fernando and Humberto Campana.
Shaping Silestone® is the name of this innovative proposal which is a proposal that combines the conceptual with the sculptural through an object of daily use. In order to convert the kitchen into a versatile living space, the Campana brothers have created a piece which integrates and unifies various elements, including the worktop, stove, table and sink. Introducing: Shaping Silestone®, a modular piece consisting of three main components and which recreates the idea of the Swiss Army knife. It can perform a multitude of uses, becoming the heart of culinary creation and a social space to share with others. Shaping Silestone® is the unification of a single idea; ‘all that a kitchen needs’ and follows the suggestive artistic vision proposed by Fernando and Humberto Campana.
The project made from Silestone® quartz surfaces integrates the Integrity by Cosentino® sink. The design is an innovative piece of kitchen furniture with front panels made using fine hardwood veneer from a walnut tree cut more than a half a century ago. The piece of furniture is accompanied by several chairs that are integrated under the same concept. Shaping Silestone® thus becomes an active piece of furniture, in a mobile structure, with different stories to tell and different roles to play. Ultimately, Shaping Silestone® can become what any customer wants from it, because it takes on the role and personality of each person who enjoys this unique piece of furniture designed by Fernando and Humberto Campana.
Cosentino and Estudio Campana
This is the second time that Cosentino has worked with Fernando and Humberto Campana, two unquestionable experts in the world of international design. In 2010, they jointly presented the project "Campanas for eCosentino" at the Milan Design Week, the project was an artistic interpretation of the recycled surface ECO by Cosentino®. This project toured the main European design fairs.
Estudio Campana The designers, Humberto and Fernando Campana live and work in Sao Paulo, collaborating with several international industrial and interior design companies. Today their pieces form part of the permanent collections at recognised cultural institutions such as Moma in New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany and the Museum of Modern Art in Sao Paulo. In 2008, they were awarded the Design of the Year 2008 by Design Miami.