Caesarstone Swing

photo-1London-based Canadian designer, Philippe Malouin, is the latest to re-imagine Caesarstone’s diverse surfacing. At the latest Interior Design Show in Toronto, the brand debuted Swings, a playful gesture which takes the composite stone out of its context and re-appropriates it in a surreal installation.

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Islands by Raw-Edges Design Studio

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As part of their ongoing commitment to creating new platforms for design, Caesarstone has collaborated with London design studio Raw Edges to produce Islands. The brief was to re-examine the domestic environment and the use of surface. With their signature creativity, Raw-Edges transforms the surface into the structure itself. Available in a range of sizes and proportions, Islands is designed for different functions within the home.

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As part of their ongoing commitment to creating new platforms for design, Caesarstone has collaborated with London design studio Raw Edges to produce Islands. The brief was to re-examine the domestic environment and the use of surface. With their signature creativity, Raw-Edges transforms the surface into the structure itself. Available in a range of sizes and proportions, Islands is designed for different functions within the home.

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Raw-Edges investigates the interaction between different sizes, materials, colours and textures within the interior space. Inspiration is drawn from Caesarstone’s Classico collection and in particular from its 2014 Supernatural designs, whose countertops star as the focal point of Islands.

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The surfaces’ strength, durability, textures and natural looking designs complement the different materials from which the separate units are made, such as reclaimed wood, terracotta, glass and other materials found in a domestic environment. The design celebrates the daily function, origin and importance of the units which are commonly hidden away behind a unified façade.

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Raw-Edges founders Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay describe Islands as: “a great opportunity to experiment with everyday areas like kitchens and bathrooms. We always strive towards the alternative, the humoristic and always question the traditional approach to design.

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If in a common kitchen the surface is only a top layer that covers the kitchen units, here we would like to propose the surface as the core of the kitchen which holds the different elements together in quite an unexpected way.

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Eli Feiglin, VP of marketing at Caesarstone remarks: “Caesarstone is continuously seeking new and creative ways in which to reaffirm its position as a globaltrendsetter and leader in the industry. We are proud to work with a designer who rethinks the domestic environment, explores the surfaces’ unique properties and who may enhance them with a creative exploration of colours and materials.

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IDS displayed Islands in its variety of uses: from kitchen, bathroom and child play areas, to a Ping-Pong table and fish tank.

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Stone-Edge Tables

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The Stone-Edge Table collection, premiering at the Milan Design Week, features seven wooden tables with embellished corner and leg details. The material which is traditionally used for counter-tops is taking on a new meaning and minimalistic beauty in this blended and contemporary form. Designed by Nendo for Caesarstone, the organically shaped pieces are crafted from the Classico collection and act as both a decorative and protective element to the individual items. The engineered pieces fuse together the contrasting components into a modern creation.

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“In designing the Stone-Edge Table collection, I was able to take advantage of the
strength of the material. Rather than ostentatiously applying the material to the entire design, we created wooden tables and used Caesarstone to protect the table top corners and feet. The subtle stone elements are incorporated to make the tables stronger while drawing focus to the seamless coexistence with the wood. The seven tables vary slightly in size and proportions, each with a different type of Ceasarstone.”
-Oki Sato, founder and chief designer of Nendo

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Nendo’s Stonegarden for Caesarstone

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Stone garden designed by Nendo for Caesarstone. This exclusive collaboration was created for the 2013 Toronto Interior Design Show by Oki Sato. The collection of ‘table-like’ surfaces are clustered together to form a floating landscape resembling a traditional Japanese stone garden. The tables contain a single rod located in the middle of the finished material which rely on one another to stabilize each other and form a texture and minimalistic topography.

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Oki Sato of Nendo describes his Stonegarden installation in collaboration with Caesarstone at this years 2013 Interior Design Show in Toronto, Canada.

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