Proof that creativity can strike at any moment, Buenos Aires–born architect and designer Daniel Germani was on a phone call when he began doodling the base of the Daniel Germani Designs Chaos console (custom-made, starting at $7,200). Those initial drawings evolved into the table’s modern matrix of curved tubular steel. Sourcing the perfect top for his piece was a little less accidental.
“I first met Cosentino at an industry event and was invited to visit their global manufacturing facilities in Spain,” Germani explains. “I was completely blown away by the innovation and versatility of Dekton, and I came home incredibly inspired.” The experience stimulated the first furniture collaboration between Germani and Cosentino—a global brand that specializes in state-of-the-art architectural surfaces.
Manufactured from glass, porcelain, and natural quartz, Dekton by Cosentino is a surface material commonly used for bathroom and kitchen countertops, floors, and cladding. Germani ventures into new design territory, however, unexpectedly pairing the rich black tone and wood grain–like texture of Dekton’s Ananke finish with the contrasting sculptural base powder-coated with antique brass, all of which leads to a captivating conclusion: opposites do attract. (danielgermanidesigns.com)