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Cosentino launches EARTHIC® by Silestone®XM

EARTHIC® by Silestone®XM is the result of Cosentino research project in collaboration with Formafantasma studio that revolutionizes the process of transforming recycled and sustainable materials into something remarkably new within the surfacing industry.

(Coral Gables, FL) – May 20, 2024 – Cosentino, global leader company producing sustainable surfaces for architecture and design, has unveiled EARTHIC® by Silestone®XM, which fuses together unconventional and reclaimed materials to create a sustainable surface concept that sets a new benchmark for the industry. Developed in collaboration with the iconic Italian studio Formafantasma, EARTHIC® reinforces Cosentino’s long-term commitment in the effort to become a more sustainable company, and continues to pave a path to tangibly minimize the impact of surfaces in the future.

“EARTHIC® aims to raise awareness about the importance of design beyond aesthetics and prioritizes sustainable production processes”, said Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin of Formafantasma. “Our collaboration with Cosentino is an attempt to design from the inside out – where the aesthetic choices correspond directly to ethical and sustainable choices”.

EARTHIC® by Silestone®XM was introduced in April 2024. Representing the next generation of mineral hybriq surfaces, Silestone®XM distinguishes colors and collections brought to the market by having a maximum crystalline silica content of 10%. And, thanks to Cosentino’s Hybriq+® technology, this collection is also produced with 100% renewable electrical energy and 99% recycled water.

EARTHIC® is a capsule collection that offers a new concept design, with an advanced composition of up to 30% recycled materials including: recycled glass, PET, bio-resin and Dekton® fragments. With EARTHIC®, Cosentino and Formafantasma propose a new and more sustainable approach to surface design. In example, by using recycled discarded Dekton® fragments, the extraction of new raw materials is avoided. Moreover, when manufacturing the surfaces, post-consumer bio-resin (between 16% and 23%) derived from vegetable oil and recycled cooking oil is used, as well as plastic bottles, which are transformed into distinctive scales that reveal their unique characteristics on the surface.

EARTHIC® is divided into two color series:

EARTHIC / FFROM X FORMAFANTASMA
Three colors series that reflects the material’s origin and sourcing as well as the process of transforming recycled materials into something new.

FFROM 01: A gray surface speckled with white recycled PET fragments creating a subtle yet intricate pattern that draws the eye and adds depth to its composition.

FFROM 02: A darker tone of gray elegantly punctuated with white accents, creating a visually attractive contrast. A shade of gray with a sense of modernity and minimalism.

FFROM 03: A mesmerizing yet elegant and anthracite background with recycled PET scales scattered across the surface resembles the night sky or a geological specimen.

Earthic Kitchen & Living – FFROM 01 & FFROM 03

EARTHIC / RAW X COSENTINO STUDIO
Patterns and colors that capture the material essence in its most authentic state, combined with shapes that express a new aesthetic.

RAW A: A color endowed with a soft dark veined pattern over a white background that reveals an intricate design evoking a sense of natural elegance, reminiscent of refined stones found in nature.

RAW G: A serene and natural concrete canvas with subtle copper touches intertwined with nebulous veins that add a sense of fluidity.

RAW D: A dark natural rock backdrop provides a mood of tranquility and solid elegance. Diffused streaks of bronze weaves through a charcoal landscape.

Earthic Kitchen EU – Raw D

About Cosentino
Cosentino is a global family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative and sustainable surfaces for architecture and design. As a leading company, Cosentino imagines and anticipates together with its customers and partners design solutions that offer value and inspiration to people’s lives. This goal is made possible by pioneering brands that are leaders in their respective segments such as Silestone®, Dekton® and Sensa by Cosentino®.

The group bases its development on international expansion, an innovative research and development program, respect for the environment and sustainability, and its ongoing corporate commitment to society and the local communities where it operates, education, equality and health & safety. Cosentino Group currently distributes its products and brands in more than 120 countries, from its headquarters in Almeria (Spain), and it’s present with its own assets in 31 of them. The group has 9 factories (8 in Almería, Spain and 1 in Brazil), 1 intelligent logistic platform in Spain, and more of 140 commercial and business units throughout the world. More than 90% of Cosentino Group’s financial turnover comes from international markets. www.cosentino.com

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