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Ultra-compact Dekton® Ukiyo surface by Cosentino: inspired by Japanese design and culture

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

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Elegant profiles in the warm shade of bronze embellish the hood, further enhancing its light design
Category: kitchen hoods
Publication date: 24/01/2024
Company: Falmec S.p.A.

Ossicolor: design and quality and an increasingly green soul

Innovative solutions in terms of product and surface finishes that enhance aluminium processing
Category: Decorative profiles for furniture
Publication date: 05/07/2023
Company: Ossicolor S.r.l.

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Greater energy efficiency, resource saving, investments in sustainable technologies: these are some of the company's objectives for an increasingly green future
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 03/04/2023
Company: Hettich Italia

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Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 12/12/2022

Ossicolor: zero impact on the environment, total impact on the public

Innovative products with considerable development potential were presented at Sicam
Category: Decorative profiles for furniture
Publication date: 28/10/2022
Company: Ossicolor S.r.l.

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A shade of blue tending to purple and with a hint of red that stimulates imagination and creativity
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 17/12/2021

The ultra-compact Dekton® surface proposed in the new Slim format

Extensive design thanks to a thickness of only 4 mm
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 21/05/2019
Company: Cosentino Group

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The versatility of the ultra-compact surface joins the mastery of a leading company
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 15/03/2019
Company: Cosentino Group