Form Us With Love and Cosentino present a project exploring the quartz surface Silestone. Silestone Slab Vases were shown at the Form Us With Friends exhibition at the Swedish Museum of Architecture during Stockholm Design Week. The project aims to break away from the familiar Silestone slab form and explore the material’s tactile dimension. The Slab Vases consist of rings of Silestone, which have been slipped over a metal bracket to create a sculptural vase. The rings vary in size and are cut so the shape of the vase changes with each assembly.
“We gave Form Us With Love an open brief, and the result is overwhelming. Silestone Slab Vases are a totally new way of showing the potential of the material. We’re very proud of how our Spanish heritage connects with Scandinavian design”, says Pierre Wernlundh, CEO at Cosentino Scandinavia. The material is of Iberian origin, but Scandinavian sensibilities run through the Slab Vases project. The material comes in a wide range of colours. Form Us With Love has worked with different shades of grey as well as tones of hot red and orange.
“From our side it was really about being able to handle the material: to feel it, to lift it, to be able to feel the weight. Slab Vases is a conceptual project showing ways of playing with the material”, says Jonas Petterson, John Löfgren and Petrus Palmér of Form Us With Love. The collaboration with Form Us With Love is adding a new dimension to the Scandinavian presence of Cosentino.
“We have been exploring the possibilities for collaborations in Scandinavia, and this was the perfect match. Form Us With Love’s way of working suits us, and it was perfect timing as the Scandinavian market is growing fast”, says Pierre Wernlundh.
Location: Stockholm, Sweden Architects: Form Us With Love & Cosentino