The Cosentino Group’s DeKauri Bath Credenza, their latest piece designed in collaboration with architect and designer Daniel Germani, created with Dekton by Cosentino ultra-compact surfaces and crafted by Italian furniture manufacturer Riva 1920 with 50,000-year old Kauri wood, won the “Bath and Wellness” category at the German Design Awards 2019.
DeKauri, a freestanding enclosed bathroom vanity crafted from 50,000-year-old Kauri wood, takes inspiration from the traditional Italian credenza and brings its beauty and functionality into bath design. Germani considered that the bathroom vanity has essentially remained the same over many years. That sparked the concept for a freestanding piece of bathroom furniture to house and conceal both the basin and storage, for a contemporary bathroom renovation. The basin is crafted from Dekton® by Cosentino; while Kauri wood is used for the credenza. The technology behind Dekton® captures the beauty of natural stone; and the Kauri wood, excavated from New Zealand where it had been buried under mud and water for thousands of years, adds an exotic feel to the piece.
Due to its technical properties, Dekton® offers strength; high resistance to impact, scratches and stains; very low water absorption; UV resistance; and resistance to thermal shock against high temperatures. Engineered with proprietary Particle Sintering Technology [PST], an innovate ultra-compacting process, Dekton® is made of a mixture of the raw materials used to make glass, next-generation porcelains and quartz surfaces.
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