Winner: Metropolitan Collection by Caesarstone
Image Credit: Caesarstone
Sponsored by Surface Design Show
Caesarstone’s Metropolitan Collection comprises nine industrial-inspired designs and is the first surfaces range to thoroughly investigate the unique styles of the highly popular industrial trend.
These quartz surfaces present authentic textures and weathered patinas. Rough, rugged or gently weathered, each design contributes to a look that forms a part of the revival of modernism, a rethinking of brutalism and the rekindling of industrial architecture.
The quartz surfaces that make up the Metropolitan Collection are up to 93 per cent natural quartz, organic pigments and enhanced polymer resin and are non-porous, meaning that the surfaces are highly resistant to staining, as well as antimicrobial, making them ideal for food preparation and service applications. Design applications include worksurfaces and vanities, splashbacks, shower returns, flooring and wall cladding.
Each energetically styled surface in the Collection has been designed to reflect the authentic textures of raw manufacturing, such as oxidised steel, poured plaster and raw concrete. Via innovative cutting-edge technology exclusive to Caesarstone, weathered patinas have been achieved in quartz for the very first time – a breakthrough that can be felt as well as seen.
Caesarstone has been at the forefront of the industrial trend, and the design team has built up significant design experience in this area that contributed towards the development of the Metropolitan Collection. In developing the products in the Collection, the Caesarstone design team explored shuttered concrete patterns as well as oxidised steel and poured plaster. The team built up an enormous library of photography of different surfaces and inspirational images over many months, some of which were quite abstract.
The judges said...
‘The patterns are unique to the materiality. It has a genuine character about it’
Finalists & Judges’ Comments
Formica Infiniti Worktops by Formica Group
‘Ongoing evolution in kitchen worktop surfaces’
Crafted Series by Milliken
‘Does something different for tiled product’
Patternistas for Newmor by Patternistas
‘Fun, lively patterns’
Tarkett iD Supernature & iD Tattoo by Tarkett
‘Facilitates bespoke designs’
division panels_Evola by UNILIN
‘A good aesthetic for the money’