We're the first to admit, we've always steered toward natural materials like marble, granite and if we're lucky and have a particularly adventurous client, more exotic stones like onyx, in projects whenever possible. Our curiosity was more than piqued, however, by a new ultra-compact surface that is revolutionizing the category with advanced technical properties for both interior and exterior design called Dekton.
While in Italy for Salone del Mobile with BlogTour Milan, we were able to experience Dekton first hand and learned all about its superior technical characteristics like the fact that it provides unique UV resistance for color stability outdoors and exceptional strength and performance. The product is also highly resistant to impact, scratches and abrasion for use in high-traffic areas and has very low water absorption. It provides thermal shock resistance against heat, frost and thawing, enabling the material to be used outside in any climate. Dekton most definitely harnesses the potential for design to flow from the indoors to outdoor spaces using one continuous product, which we think is incredible and have already started dreaming of using it in a beach front residence.
But perhaps the thing about Dekton that got us most excited is the ability to customize the surface with any texture or pattern that we can imagine. Our creative juices were flowing as we started brainstorming the ways in which we could customize this product to our hearts content. And for two girls with a penchant for fabric, texture and pattern, especially those inspired by nature, the possibilities are endless!
Here are the top five results of our little internal brainstorm on how we'd customize Dekton, the CLOTH & KIND way.
no. 1 | CANNA TROPICANA STRATO, TECH COLLECTION
no. 2 | WOOD GRAIN DANAE, NATURAL COLLECTION
no. 3 | EYELET ARIANE, SOLID COLLECTION
no. 4 | GINKO SIRIUS, SOLID COLLECTION
no. 5 | BURLAP KERANIUM, TECH COLLECTION