Among the many happenings at Saturday Indesign this year was a special opening. It has been a year and a half since Spanish company Cosentino launched into the Australian market. Their enormous range of quartz stone product for the commercial and domestic markets, hasn’t been in Australia for vey long but already their market share is growing rapidly. To accommodate their expansion they have just moved into a sparkling new showroom situated in a heavenly position in the heart of designerville, Alexandria, on the first floor overlooking O’Riordan Street. Floor to ceiling glass windows on two sides of the space ensures an abundance of natural light and there is enough room to move about in comfort.
I met Gary Isherwood, Area Manager of Cosentino Australia, when he first moved to Sydney and our paths have often crossed since that time. He has worked tirelessly to bring the Cosentino product to prominence in the Asia Pacific region, as the brand was virtually unknown until now. In Europe, however, Cosentino is the leading supplier of quartz stone to the architecture and design markets.
The showroom features a particularly innovative kitchen named Shaping Silestone, designed by the fabulous Campana Brothers. This installation was first exhibited in 2011 at Superstudio Piu during Salone del Mobile in Milan and still looks as fabulous now as it did then. The form imitates a Swiss army knife with Silestone top and retracting leaves of stone to offer additional bench space. The design is innovative and unusual and sits well in its new Australian home.
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69 O’Riordan Street
Alexandria, New South Wales