Caesarstone launches collection to meet growing trend for darker interiors
Caesarstone continues to spearhead the market for innovative surfaces with the launch of four dark, sultry shades. In response to a growing demand for darker kitchens and bathrooms, this new quartet joins the Caesarstone family to offer housebuilders a striking alternative to conventional worktops. Today, shades of black and grey have been reconsidered as modern classics, used either as a stark accent or to create a powerful overall look.
Dark slate and stone, along with oxidised metal and black lacquered wood, are among the remarkable materials being combined in dramatic interiors, inspiring Caesarstone to introduce this new series as an antidote to lighter surfaces and colour palettes.
The collection – several years in the making – takes its lead from the desert and the great outdoors, where the firm’s in-house design team ventured to help shape the look and feel of the new products. Inspired by the organic materials found on their travels, the team experimented with how different stones hold colours at night.
Describing the design process, Caesarstone’s global head of design, Mor Krisher, comments: “We look for inspiration everywhere and in order to design a series of products that truly captured the trend for dark interiors and kitchens, we turned our attention to the outside world, to the desert landscapes where natural stones are scorched by day and frozen by night, weathered by this endless cycle to produce the most wonderful patinas and textures. We studied a huge variety of black and dark stones and they all had their own characters, some very simple and minimalist and some which were full of detail and vibrancy.
“They all evoked different feelings within the design team; some stones felt naturally warm and comforting, while others had patterns and texture that felt epic in scale, reminiscent of the vast and rugged landscape from which they came. We knew that it was essential to define these details in the new collection, to understand the different characters to that we could bring these elemental aspects of nature into people’s homes.
“There is an organic quality to Caesarstone products, and this is just as important with dark colours as it is with our marble and granite styled surfaces. This is what we want in our homes; a visual and tactile connection to the outside world.”
Speaking of the new designs, UK MD Amir Reske adds: “The portfolio continues to go from strength-to-strength and having first previewed the new designs to key trade partners earlier this year, we are delighted to officially bring them to market this month. From the classic luxury of Empira Black to the matte infinity of Piatto Black, via the evocative patinas of rusted Oxidian and weathered Black Tempal, the ‘dark theme’ is the finest example of Caesarstone’s design credentials since the launch of our ground-breaking Metropolitan Collection back in 2018.
“It is a testament to our unique design process and our incredible R&D team that we have managed to achieve this stunning collection, and superbly demonstrates how we, as a brand, continuously monitor the latest design trends to shape and inform our newest ranges.”