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Claudia Afshar, a London-based interior designer with a studio in Los Angeles, has created for Cosentino the new Dekton® Ukiyo collection, characterised by linear grooves with a high decorative value, which allows for the customisation of architectural and interior design projects.
Designed specifically for vertical cladding applications, from interior walls to exterior façades, from fireplaces to kitchen islands and bespoke furniture, Ukiyo's smooth and regular geometric structure creates a dynamic movement of light and shadow, adding depth and becoming a furnishing element for residential and contract spaces.
Dekton® Ukiyo, in the Nacre variant, designed for vertical cladding
Ukiyo: the art of minimalism
Inspired by Japanese design and culture, Ukiyo celebrates the art of minimalism. Claudia Afshar explains her design as follows: 'I have always been inspired by materials found in nature to make the spaces I design as comfortable, warm and authentic as possible. The rhythm of Ukiyo is relaxing; the colour variations and grooves are romantic, yet contemporary and trendy'.
Dekton® Ukiyo, in the Bromo variant, perfect for kitchen islands
The ultra-compact Dekton® Ukiyo surface is available with a matt finish, in two different groove patterns: GV2, with grooves spaced 25 mm apart and 5 mm wide and 3 mm deep, and GV3 with grooves spaced 11 mm apart and 4 mm wide and deep, available in a 17.7 inch by 118 inch (450 mm x 3000 mm) format.
A varied palette of textured surfaces
Five Dekton® colour variants were selected by Claudia Afshar for the Ukiyo finish to provide a varied palette of textured surfaces to be used individually and in combination: Bromo, Kreta, Nacre, Umber and Rem.
Bromo is a dark grey shade inspired by homogeneous metamorphic rocks such as slate. The subtle, slightly faded graphics give a natural and striking effect.
Dekton® Ukiyo, in the Bromo variation, created by Claudia Afshar for Cosentino
Kreta is inspired by concrete with a uniform pattern, an opaque texture in the shade of grey that alternates dark and light backgrounds according to the density of the pattern.
Nacre is characterised by a creamy shade with delicate spatulate details, from fine micro-cement to lime plaster that is silky to the touch.
Umber (in the opening photo) is a terracotta colour with a textured effect; the natural reddish pigment creates a warm surface that adds character to any space.
Rem finally stands out for its brown and grey veining with hints of gold on a white background, inspired by the linear structure of Calacatta Lincoln marble.
Dekton® Ukiyo, in the refined Rem variant