Cosentino, a leading name in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for the architecture and design industry, today unveiled DePaso, a bespoke Downtown Design project created in collaboration with the American University of Sharjah (AUS).
Designed by the fourth year interior design students of the university, DePaso is a tactile and immersive installation that pays homage to the inherent qualities and visual poetry of material surfaces. Signifying ‘passage’, DePaso is a physical path through an engineered universe of architectural skins comprised of large format slabs from Cosentino’s innovative Dekton Industrial collection designed by architect Daniel Germani. Hot off the 2018 Milan Design Week, the Dekton Industrial collection was created in response to the current prevalent design trend for exposed concrete.
With a footprint of 17m2 and a height of 3.4m, DePaso is a minimalistic and playful architectural structure of contrasting textures. The installation also embodies the passage of time and the resulting gentle decay on cement and concrete – the defining materials of our urban environment.
Visit the Cosentino installation at Downtown Design, booth 12 until November 16.